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    New Stratos Manufacturer in USA..

    There might be a new manufacturer on the block (in the USA) but I really think it'll be difficult to get it through a UK IVA test even if it is based on a Porsche Boxter chassis...

    This one is 10% larger than the original though.

    https://hooniverse.com/someone-is-bu...-stratos-zero/

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    Re: New Stratos Manufacturer in USA..

    Now why would you swap the standard flat-6 Porsche motor for a BMW V12?? Pain in the a*se to engineer, pain in the a*se to subsequently work on. Other than that, good luck to 'em! Just gotta hope Jaguar Land Rover don't take exception and come after them tho.

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    Re: New Stratos Manufacturer in USA..

    Because they can? I'd leave the Porsche motor in there personally. Looking forward to seeing how they deal with instrumentation! It was in a wacky panel to the left of the driver and was all functional on the original!

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    Re: New Stratos Manufacturer in USA..

    If it was an unmolested Boxster chassis then surely it wouldn't need IVA testing?

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    Re: New Stratos Manufacturer in USA..

    You may be right but I think It'll be such a heavily modified car it's be unavoidable! Not that the builder is suggesting a production run.

    I think any replica of Stratos Zero would end up as a garage/trailer queen. Totally unusable in reality!

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    Re: New Stratos Manufacturer in USA..

    I think you are right Guy, this is clearly a one-off.
    I'm aware of four people in the States, including one serious replica manufacturer, who have talked about producing a Stratos replica in the US, but nobody has taken the plunge yet.
    America mustn't be quite great enough again yet......
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    Re: New Stratos Manufacturer in USA..

    No, but it does "grate" at times...or it has over the last 4 years

    Can you imagine driving a Strat Zero on the road? You'd get sick of people driving into you because they hadn't seen you cos you're so low.

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    Re: New Stratos Manufacturer in USA..

    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    I think you are right Guy, this is clearly a one-off.
    I'm aware of four people in the States, including one serious replica manufacturer, who have talked about producing a Stratos replica in the US, but nobody has taken the plunge yet.
    America mustn't be quite great enough again yet......
    They're all afraid of IPR lawsuits from Gerry & Craig....

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    Re: New Stratos Manufacturer in USA..

    Ha! Yeah, hadn't thought about that.

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