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This Black-On-Black Lancia Delta Is All CGI But It Deserves To Live

This Lancia Delta Restomod is the CGI Embodiment of our cries for a modern-day Delta HF Integrale

To rally enthusiasts, the Lancia Delta HF Integrale is a legendary vehicle that doesn’t need an introduction. To this day, the Italian hot hatch remains the car that has won the most World Rally Championships (WRC) in a row – six. Although in 2018, Automobili Amos came up with a modernized version of the Delta. It wasn’t the attainable hot-hatch we still crave. However, this doesn’t stop pixel artists from coming up with their own version of the icon and Matteo Gentile (aka mattegentile) has come up with something that would easily fit the bill in our time.

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This Matteo Gentile-designed Delta Integrale stays true to the original
Matteo’s work is comparable to Singer’s, but for the Lancia Delta, instead of the Porsche 911

Matteo has come up with two versions of the reimagined Delta. The first one is murdered out, finished in black, with contrasting wheels, while the other has received a Verde Prato (Green grass) paint job to go with the multi-spoke bronze wheels.

The wide-body Lancia Delta resto-mod looks menacing and to our (pleasant) surprise features a three-door body style, instead of five. This is something we probably won’t be seeing much longer on modern hot hatchbacks, as “there isn’t enough interest”. I begged to differ.

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Matteo’s renderings are the embodiment of what Lancia should have been
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Regardless, of whether the three-door hatchback will stay or disappear, the Lancia stays true to its roots. Matteo has retained the overall boxiness, but has smoothened out the body, to make it look like a retro-futuristic hot hatchback that has been made today. The short overhangs are further accentuated by the wide fenders, which are both aggressive and easy on the eye – a difficult feat to pull off.

Unlike other pixel artists, Matteo hasn’t come up with performance figures for his Lancia Delta resto-mod, but we are certain that with such a striking design, it would have at least 300 horsepower from a turbocharged inline-four, all-wheel drive, and a six-speed manual.
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It’s what an HF Integrale would have looked like if it was made today
Wide-body kit over the slightly rounded original design

We can only hope that Lancia (or Stellantis) hears our desperate cries for a proper, rally-inspired, Italian hot hatchback. And, please, stop making the Ypsilon already.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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