This Lancia Delta Restomod is the CGI Embodiment of our cries for a modern-day Delta HF Integraleby Dim Angelov, on
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.
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.
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.
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.