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This Two-Door Lancia Delta EVO SWB Will Make Your Day

This corner-carving Lancia Delta Nana is the craziest midget car you’ll ever see

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If you are somewhat familiar with the world of rallying, you probably know of the existence of the short-wheelbase Audi Quattro S1 E2, which has a 320 mm (12.6 inches) shorter wheelbase than the initial version. The car is well-known for competing in Group B rallying, but what isn’t well-known is this crazy short-wheelbase Lancia Delta EVO, built by Artemio Racing, in Italy.

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Not much has been revealed about the car, in terms of performance specs other than it has been built according to Group A specifications.

This means that the 2.0-liter, DOHC, turbocharged inline-four makes between 330 and 365 horsepower at 7,000 RPM and 395 pound-feet (535 Nm) at 4,000 RPM, at 1.9 Bars (27.6 Psi) of boost.

All that is sent to all four wheels through either a five-or a six-speed manual.

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Unlike the Audi Quattro S1, this short-wheelbase rally car is much more obscure

The car is also known as the Lancia Delta Nana – nana means midget in Italian. The Delta Nana (Midget) is based on the second-generation Lancia Delta HF Integrale. While the original car sits on a 2,479 mm (97.6 inches) wheelbase, it is unknown how much shorter the Delta Nana is. It looks to be at least 300 mm (11.8 inches) shorter than the full-size version.

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One of them even scores the iconic Martini livery

This should make for some interesting driving dynamics. Although a shorter wheelbase translates into greater agility, it could make the car quite nervous, especially given the fact, the engine hangs in front of the axle. In fact, on some of the slower corners, the front end definitely pulls to the outside. Regardless, the Nana is an interesting way to interpret the Lancia Delta HF Integrale. Watch the videos below to see the car in motion.

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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