Jose Altoveros / Automobili Amo | September 05, 2018 16:29
The Lancia Delta Integrale is reborn for the modern age
The Lancia Delta Integrale is possibly one of the most iconic rally cars to have dominated the World Rally Championship (WRC) back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Unfortunately, Lancia is now but a shadow of its former self, only selling rebodied Fiat 500s within Italy. To bring some glory back to the once rally-famous Lancia, Italian coachbuiler Automobili Amos has updated the Delta Integrale for 2018.
Officially called the Lancia Delta Futurista, the car is based off a standard Delta Integrale which has been reborn and fitted with a host of modern parts. For starters, the entire front fascia including the hood and bumpers are made out of carbon fiber to help keep the weight low. The headlights are also now projector units compared to the previous halogen headlights. At the rear, the trunk, spoiler and bumper are also made out of the same lightweight material. Meanwhile, the fenders were widened using lightweight aluminum. Keen-eyed viewers would also notice that it only has two doors while the original model was a four-door hatchback.
Thanks to the number of weight saving measures used by Automobili Atmos, the Delta Futura only weighs 1,250 kg. That said, the modernization doesn't stop with just the body. Under the hood, the engine produces 330 PS and uses a reinforced version of the original transmission. It also gets a rebuilt and upgraded differential and main driveshaft.
Step inside, and the interior is both modern and retro at the same time. There are classic style Recaro seats up front, aluminum pedals and custom door panels. Like the body, the interior is also laden with carbon fiber.
The Lancia Delta Futura is the project of Eugenio Amos, CEO of Automibili Amos. Simply put, Amos sees the car as his 'romantic vision' of the original Delta Integrale he grew up knowing.
As expected, the Lancia Delta Futura will be built in limited numbers. Specifically, only 20 units will be made with each one having a price tag of €300,000 (Php 18.5 million). One car has already been accounted for and it was ordered by none other than the founder of Singer Vehicle Design.