This corner-carving Lancia Delta Nana is the craziest midget car you’ll ever seeby Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 02:03
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.
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.
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.
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.