Wednesday, Sep 5 01:42pm
AUTHOR: Nile Bijoux

The second coming of iconic Lancia Delta Integrale

The Stratos was the first Lancia rally icon to return from the grave, and evidently not the last. Automobili Amos has revealed the Lancia Delta Futurista, the second coming of the Delta Integrale.


It is the pet project of Eugenio Amos and his vision of a “pure, analogue, raw, and essential” car in today’s autonomous automotive world.


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Amos was smitten with the original hot Lancia ever since he was seven years old, so think of the Futurista as a sort of homage to the rally legend.


The overall silhouette is the same, given as the project is based on an old Delta Integrale, but the materials are much newer. The bumper, bonnet, and entire fascia are made from carbon fibre, as are the trunk, rear spoiler, and rear bumper. Even the engine cover is made from the stuff, meaning the dry weight of the car has been reduced to 1250kg.


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Lifting the bonnet, the engine has been fettled to produce 246kW, connecting to a reinforced version of the original transmission. A rebuilt differential and main shaft complete the internal workings.


Inside are Recaro front seats, aluminium pedals, and bespoke door panels. There’s carbon on the transmission tunnel, a modified steering wheel with built-in controls, and new upholstery for the original rear seats.


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Keen? Better get saving - the Futurista will cost €300,000, or $NZ530k. Only 20 will be made, and one has been ordered by the founder of Singer Vehicle Design.