Lancia Delta Rally-Spec Restomod Debuts As Adventurous Hot Hatch

Friends, do you nonetheless remember the Lancia Delta Futurista which was disclosed back in 2018 as a modern-day interpretation of the 1989 Delta Integrale? The legend was brought back to lifetime by a corporation acknowledged as Manifattura Automobili Torino, which also labored its magic on the Stratos. About a few a long time in the past, that Italian agency introduced it has strategies to make just 20 models of the revived Delta, and if you’ve missed your opportunity to get a single, we have great information. Females and gentlemen, satisfy the Delta Safarista.

Naturally, this new design sits on the identical bones but is an even much more hardcore acquire on the confirmed method. The exterior seems to be greatly encouraged by the Lancia Delta that gained the 1988 Rally Safari, though the famous Martini livery is changed by a less difficult appear with a two-tone human body complete. 

Just like the Futurista, work on the Safarista started off with a Lancia Delta Integrale as a donor auto, which experienced its rear doorways taken out. The recently fashioned a few-doorway warm hatch was then provided a rally appear with new alloy wheels (the front a single featuring distinctive carbon fiber handles), red mud flaps on all four corners, modified bumpers, and distinctive side mirrors mimicking the primary rally auto.

The interior appears particularly as you would assume soon after seeing the exterior – a stripped-out dashboard with just a one smaller keep track of for the driver, a roll cage, and red four-issue belts for the human body-hugging seats. Of training course, there’s also a hydraulic handbrake that can make getting corners sideways less complicated if you are rallying.

There’s no phrase about the powertrain, though we think it’s the identical upgraded 330-horsepower unit that also powers the Futurista. It is very likely matched to a reinforced sequential gearbox additionally a rebuilt differential and most important shaft. Manifattura Automobili Torino has strategies to assemble just 10 illustrations of the Safarista with each and every carrying a commencing price tag of €570,000 or about $644,000 at the recent trade costs. Ouch!