2018 Lancia Delta HF Integrale - Futurista Coupe
The Lancia Delta HF Integrale was an absolute legend in the world of motorsports. Forged in the fires of Group A rally racing, the boxy Italian compact collected a number of wins throughout its career, earning the respect and adoration of countless racing fans. Eugenio Amos counts himself among those fans, and from his passion, he’s created the Lancia Delta Futurista, a restomod that elevates the legend to an all-new level, all while keeping in the spirit of the original.
The Lancia Delta Futurista was designed and built by Amos’ company, Automobili Amos, a customization shop out of Italy. The restomod project is similar to the Jag E-Type-based Eagle Speedster and 911-based Singer Porsches we’ve seen before, mixing high-level modernization and performance with old school, nostalgia-inducing cues. Amos likens the Lancia Delta Futurista to a “romantic vision” that breaks from a world perceived as “too aseptic, too fast, that runs like the wind, superficial and intangible.”
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1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
Let’s do a little thought experiment. Say you’re looking to create one of the greatest road cars in existence. Where do you start? The answer should be obvious - racing, or, more specifically, a homologation special. These are machines birthed from the womb of competition, tuned ever so slightly to meet the rules of the road and sold to mere mortals like you and me. The Lancia Stratos HF Stradale is one such vehicle. Plucked from the sideways insanity of the WRC, the Stratos comes from a time before AWD, a time when simple, brutal machines vied for supremacy by dancing on the limits of adhesion offered by the rear wheels alone.
The “HF” in the name stands for “High Fidelity,” Lancia’s go-to designation when it comes to its high-performance models, while “Stradale” is Italian for road, indicating the car’s street worthiness. Powered by a Ferrari-sourced V-6 and stripped down to only the bare essentials, the Stratos is often credited with changing the world of rally as the first car designed specifically for competition in the sport. Throw in the fact Lancia made nearly 500 examples for the road, and what you’re left with is a truly fantastic car.
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1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale
Fleeting, brutal, and wickedly fast – these are the words that best describe the Group B era of the WRC, a period now known as the Golden Age of Rally. In just a few short years, Group B spawned some of the most legendary race cars to ever churn terra firma, but few capture the unbridled insanity of mid-‘80s rallying quite like the twin-charged, mid-ship, AWD monster known as the Lancia Delta S4. Although Group B regulations were notoriously vague, competitors still had to produce a limited number of homologation specials for public consumption, and as such, Lancia dialed back the boost on the S4, added a thin veneer of civility, and tacked on some license plates. The result is called the Stradale.
Don’t let the civilian appointment fool you – under the skin, the Stradale is still very much a rally hero, with the same cutting-edge go-fast technology as its competition-spec sibling. Unfortunately, this abundantly obvious performance heritage makes it difficult to find an example in its original factory condition, as many were either converted into club racers straight out of the box, crashed, or both. That said, if you know where to look, and you’ve got an extra six figures burning a hole in your pocket, there are a few out there that are still up for grabs.
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Before the Ford Focus, before the Subaru WRX, and before the Mitsubishi EVO, there was the Lancia 037 Stradale. This vehicle is arguably one of the greatest rally cars ever created, despite winning only a single manufacturer’s title in the 1983 season of the World Rally Championship. You see, the Lancia 037 accomplished that feat as a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive platform running against the seemingly indomitable Audi Quattro. Even as the beast from Ingolstadt kicked off the sport’s inevitable mass migration to all-wheel-drive grip, the Lancia 037 somehow clawed its way to victory over the mighty German competitor. The pitched battles fought between these two titans has become the stuff of rally legend, and now, the Lancia 037 sits as the final rear-wheel-drive car to win a WRC manufacturer’s championship.
As part of the homologation rules set forth by the FIA, Lancia was required to create 207 street versions of its 037 for public consumption. Essentially a full-blown rally racer for the street, this vehicle gives no quarter to comfort or practicality. Everything about it connotes a single mindedness, an all-encompassing drive to velocity. A long list of Italian speed-makers can attach their name to this car, including Abarth, Dallara, and Pininfarina. Lift up the lightweight bodywork, and you’ll find a steel subframe hiding underneath. The power plant behind the cockpit produces 205 horsepower, which is quite impressive for a 2.0-liter engine made in the early 80s. Even the interior on the streetcar incorporates features specifically designed for use by a co-pilot.
Most of the 207 original street Lancia 037s have disappeared into the mists of time, with many receiving a full transformation to competition race trim and the consequent beating such an outfit entails. Actually running across an original is extremely rare, but every so often, you get incredible finds like the example pictured here. This thing is about as cherry as they come: chassis number 045, single owner from new, less than 14,000 km (8,699 miles) on the odometer, unmodified and in showroom condition. It even has the original Pirelli Cinturato P7 tires. Yes, even the tires are original.
This car is a thick slab of rally history, a physical manifestation of a long-gone era in one of the most exciting sports in the world. And now, it’s going up for auction.
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The Lancia Ypsilon is a car that doesn’t get enough of the attention it deserves. Well, the Italian automaker hopes to change that with the release of a ’trendy’ new special edition called the Elefantino.
No, Lancia did not harm any elephants in the making of this vehicle. What they did do was give it a pretty impressive aesthetic makeover that gives us an idea on what the Ypsilon can look alike if the words "trendy and fashionable" were attached to it.
That’s the appeal of the Ypsilon Elefantino, especially to a younger market looking to exercise their fresh and hip vibe with a car that shares in that same, shall we say, "freshness".
On its own, the Ypsilon Elefantino carries plenty of powertrain options, each of which comes with its own price tag.
You can find out what made the Ypsilon Elefante appealing to us, as well as the engine and pricing options, after the jump.
This is not the first time that Lancia has collaborated with MomoDesign, but if you ask us, this latest Delta S special edition is one of the best results. Customers interested can already order the new Delta S by MomoDesign and prices will start from €23,400 (about $30,000 at the current exchange rates).
This special edition is designed especially for those male customers that are looking for a distinctive style. According to Lancia, the S in the title stands for the car’s three main values: Style, Substance and sports Seduction.
The model is distinguished by dark-chrome finishes, burnished headlights and 18-inch wheels finished with dark shadow treatment. For the interior, the two companies have combined a stylistic elegance with the sportiness required by the S models. Customers receive a gloss-black central console, speedometer with yellow shades and special sporty leather.
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Lancia may not get all the love compared to other manufacturers of its ilk, but when they rolled out a special edition Flavia at the Venice Film Festival, we have to give it the recognition it deserves.
Called the Flavia Red Carpet Special Edition, the unique build was the result of a collaboration between Lancia and Poltrona Frau.
There’s not much in the way of exterior modifications for the Flavia Red Carpet, but inside, the posh red leather interior has the unmistakable quality and distinct stamp of the Italian interior, furniture design and leather upholstery company.
Suffice to say, the partnership between the two companies go back a long way, back to the 20’s when their respective founders, Vincenzo Lancia and Renzo Frau, began a partnership that has lasted for almost 100 years. Back then, Lancia turned to Frau to dress up the interior of the legendary Thema 8.32 and since then, the two companies have become brothers-in-arms in the auto industry.
Under the hood of the Flavia Red Carpet is a 2.4-liter engine that produces 170 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. There aren’t any performance modifications, but when it comes to being the star of the show, the Flavia Red Carpet Special Edition sits high and mighty at the Venice Film Festival.
The Lancia Stratos was once one of the most dominant forces in the World Rally Championship, as it took home the championship in three consecutive seasons – 1974, 1975 and 1976. After the 1976 campaign, however, the Stratos was pulled out of the WRC.
In 1979, the Stratos wound up with a private racing firm and dominated the 1979 Monte Carlo Rally. The legend of the Lancia Stratos continues amongst rally enthusiasts. The Stratos was not only a rally machine, as Lancia did manufacture a small number of street versions of its rally champ. Unfortunately, with its popularity in the Rally realm, many of the street-version, known as the “Straddles,” Stratos have been converted into rally cars or modified into replicas of the WRC Champion car.
Thanks to the folks at RM Auctions you may be able to own one of the few near-mint condition 1976 Lancia Stratos ’Straddles’ left in the world. This beautifully restored classic is set to go to auction on May 11th or 12th in Monaco.
You may be wondering how well restored is this classic car or maybe if it is worth its asking price? Maybe you haven’t even heard of this car and would like to know more about it before considering shoving off to Monaco.
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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that this car is actually the convertible variant of the Chrysler 200, which we first saw at the Geneva Motor Show this March. But to be technical about it, it’s a different model - a re-badge - that now carries the name of Lancia. So here it is, folks: The Lancia Flavia Convertible.
Unlike its Chrysler 200 counterpart, which came with a sedan and convertible variant, the Lancia Flavia will only carry the latter with officials from Fiat deciding against building the sedan version for the European market.
The Lancia Flavia Convertible will carry a 2.4-liter gas engine that produces an output of 175 horsepower and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Lancia has also announced that the Flavia Convertible will carry a lot of the equipment offered in the 200, including a leather upholstery, an electronic stability control and traction system, a Uconnect multi-media system complete with a sat-nav system, and a Boston Acoustic Sound System, among other things.
We’ll have full details of the 2012 Lancia Flavia Convertible when the car officially breaks cover at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Most new cars we feature are the creations from the world’s multibillion dollar automakers and are not very close to the heart. This New Stratos on the other hand is the realized dream of one man who poured his heart, soul, and a ton of his own money into the project. The labour of love involving automotive parts supplier, Michael Stoschek, has taken 24 years to materialize, all starting out from a friendship forged at a Lancia Stratos event held in Alta Badia back in 1986.
Michael, a self-confessed uber fan of the original Stratos, decided to create his own new version of the classic Italian Rally superstar. The outcome of all the hard work and passion, we have to say, is utterly amazing. To prove the passion this part-time racer has for the original, he has even bought the trademark rights for the Stratos name from Lancia – which we can assure you didn’t come cheap.
The resemblance to the original is uncanny, yet everything has been updated and made better, without losing any of the nostalgia and old school appeal. The overall “wedge” shape is still the same and the powerplant is still from Ferrari – albeit louder and more powerful. The New Stratos shares a large amount of its underpinnings with the Ferrari F430 Scuderia – which is a brilliant car. If that’s any indication of how this car will ride, handle, sound, and perform, we are in for an absolute treat of automotive euphoria.
UPDATE 02/14/2011: The 2010 One-Off Lancia Stratos may not be a one-off for very much longer. So far 40 potential buyers in Europe and other regions have expressed in interest in purchasing the Ferrari-based model, and plenty more are expected to climb on the bandwagon. If a small series is produced, rumors suggest that each unit will cost about €400,000, or around $545,000 at the current exchange rates. Something tells us that Michael Stoschek - the owner of the one and only 2010 Lancia Stratos so far - may not be too happy with his exclusive ride getting cloned, even if it is only for about 40 other people.
UPDATE 05/10/2011: Michael Stoschek took his brand new Lancia Stratos for a spin on the race track. Hit the jump for the video.
UPDATE 06/27/11: Michael Stoschek had the New Lancia Stratos built for only one reason: racing. In the latest video, Stoschek rides his brand new ride with Dieter Hawranke as he blasts off along the streets of Zwickau during the Sachsen Rallye 2011. Check out the video after the jump to see the New Stratos run rampant on concrete!
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It seems a little strange that it’s almost been eight years since a new Ypsilon rolled its way out of Lancia’s power plants. Apparently, though, it’s true.
Strange as it sounds, over the 25 years that it’s been around, the Ypsilon has only spawned three generations with the fourth and newest one scheduled to make its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The new Lancia Ypsilon is completely different because it was built from the ground up and comes with much more aesthetic options to fit into the ’supermini’ segment that it hopes to get into. That means that you can expect nothing but surprises with Lancia’s new ride, including a five-door option for the model that’s never been done before in the Ypsilon’s 25-year, three-generation lifespan.
Whatever the case may be, you can expect good things for Lancia and the fourth-generation Ypsilon, a car whose debut certainly was a long time in the making.
Details on the Lancia Ypsilon after the jump, including the just-announced list of prices for the car.
The Chrysler 200 was nipped, pulled, and tweaked into something that Chrysler hopes will revive the model in the US market’s eyes, and now it’s going to get a different badge slapped on its backside for its European counterpart. Lancia is about to unveil the Flavia concept, a preview version of the European 200 that will be launched in about six months.
The Lancia Flavia Concept is characterized by clean surfaces and elegant lines, as well as a distinctive new grille with the original front headlights and fog lights. Adding to the stylish exterior are LED tail lights and a third brake light, both with LED technology. The concept will be presented in both coupe and convertible versions, with the convertible featuring a refined soft top with electric control.
The interior of the 200 wannabe will feature fine leather, electronic stability control (ESC), numerous airbags (multi-stage front, side and window bags), and electronic traction control. The steering wheel will get integrated controls to operate the radio, cruise control, and mobile phone, allowing for a safe and comfortable drive.
The seventies brought us things like bell bottom jeans, the Village People, and of course, a slimy-haired John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. In the car world, it was a time where muscle cars were well and truly in their element. Whilst Detroit was reveling, there was also a revolution going on, but one that would blow the lid off car design norms. It was all happening in the house of Bertone and the car in question was poised to re-write history in the worlds of car design and Rallying. It was, of course, the revolutionary Lancia Stratos HF.
With its striking good looks, the car was a unique design that was unparalleled at the time. What also made it special was the fact that it was built from the ground up for one purpose: to win the World Rally Championship. It is very seldom that you come across cars that are designed as race cars and then turned into road cars – usually it’s the other way around. Other examples that share this rare trait include the Maserati MC12 and Mercedes CLK GTR. The road going version was only produced so that homologation criteria could be met in order for it to enter the Group 4 class of the Rally World Championship. And for that reason, like the Maserati and Mercedes, it had quite a few shortcomings in the real world. Its performance wasn’t one of them – largely due to the mid–mounted Ferrari V6 engine form the Dino - after all Ferrari was owned by Fiat and the Stratos was developed as a race car.
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One motor show simply isn’t enough for the Lancia Musa. At the beginning of the year, Lancia introduced the Lancia Musa as a showcar at the Geneva Motor Show and now Lancia will be bringing a special edition of the hatchback to the Paris Auto Show at the end of September. The Musa’s exterior will be distinguished by a two-toned body (Angelico white and Masaccio black top), specific logo, privacy windows, 16" two-tone wheels, and an original New York skyline screen printing on the pillars. The interior will get top-quality Poltrona Frau leather trim chosen for the dashboard and seats.
The new Musa 5th Avenue will be offered with three engine options: 95 HP 1.3 MultiJet, 95 HP 1.4 petrol (both with Start&Stop as standard) and 77 HP 1.4 bi-fuel (petrol-LPG) power units.
The list of standard equipment will include seats and dashboard in Poltrona Frau leather, dual zone climate control, privacy windows, radio CD MP3 player with steering wheel controls, fog lights, ESP, rain and brightness sensors, Cruise Control, parking sensor, GranLuce sunroof, electric rear windows, and 16" alloy wheels.
Press release after the jump.
Lancia has announced pricing for the new special edition Lancia Delta "Hard Black". Dealerships in Europe are currently taking orders for this model which is offered in two different engine models: a 200 bhp 1.8 Di TurboJet Sportronic and a 1.9 Twin Turbo 190 HP version. The special edition will be priced at 31,300 euros.
On the outside, the new "Hard Black" is distinguished by a special body treatment with black opaque paint and embellished with shiny black and chrome mirror caps. Additional features include twin exhaust chrome and 18" alloy wheels.
The interior of the "Hard Black" edition comes in a Starlite black leather/Alcantara finish. Technological features include an auto adaptive suspension system, dual zone automatic climate control, and the Blue & Me system.
Marketing for theLancia Delta "Hard Black" edition will be unique as it is presented in the Mandela Day (an annual celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life) that will be held on May 15, 2010 at Monte Carlo. A special web campaign is also in the works.
Lancia’s ticket to the Geneva Motor Show has been stamped and the brand is bringing with them a special-edition Delta. This exclusive Lancia Delta will come with a 1.6 Multijet 120 horsepower engine with a standard DPF as well as a Selectronic automatic transmission. Set apart by a two-tone body - white with matte black roof - and by Frau leather interior, this special edition Delta is unique for having a rather plush and comfortable back seat - an exclusive feature of the Delta’s Executive version.
As it stands now, the Gold and Platinum versions of the Lancia Delta will joi the Executive version in having these cozy and comfortable seats, which, as Lancia describes, provides the same comfort as an armchair in business class on an intercontinental flight. In addition to that, the seats also come with a reclining backrest that creates lots of legroom, an especially useful feature for those that always seem to find themselves in the middle of long trips.
This exclusive treatment at the rear of the Lancia Delta makes it a real modern alternative to bigger, heavier, and more expensive sedans with higher fuel consumption levels. While those brands may have an edge in terms of popularity and brand recall, this special edition Lancia Delta is as good as it gets as far as space and comfort are concerned.
The Italian automaker Lancia will unveil a special edition Ypsilon created in collaboration with the ELLE brand at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. ELLE is a symbol of modern femininity that sets trends each season with a vast range of women’s clothing and accessories and is the perfect accompaniment for any woman on the go. The car is covered in a very unique metalluro-effect pink and is highlighted with chrome plated features as well as other intricate details. The reflective metallic theme continues into the radiator grille, rear bumper, door handles and moldings. However the matching pink 16 inch wheels are sure to be a favorite for women everywhere.
The interior of the ELLE Ypsilon is wrapped in special purple leather and Alcantara upholstery complete with contrasting stitching with bright white leather piping. The little Lancia also features some very fine trim that was chosen for its bright white color and fabric like feel. The car’s cool color scheme is carried over with the easy on the eyes chrome interior displays and center console that is sure to please even the pickiest of women. If that doesn’t work, the purple seat matching shift gate and gemstones are sure to win her over.
Press release after the jump.
Lancia has launched today the Delta 1.8 Di TurboJet - the most powerful version in Delta line-up.
The new version is powered by a 1.8 Di TurboJet engine (as it name suggest) that delivers 200 HP at 5,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1,400 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission.
The new Delta can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in only 7.4 seconds.
Press release after the jump.
Lancia will present in Geneva the "Angels and Demons" collection created to celebrate the presence of Lancia’s models in the Columbia Sony Pictures’ Angels and Demons, a film based on the bestseller of the same name by Dan Brown. This is a follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, also directed by Ron Howard and with Tom Hanks in the role of Professor Langdon.
The participation of Delta in the film seems natural as it summarizes the characteristics of the Lancia range: “Angels for emissions and Demons for performance”. In this sense, then, it is possible to see a very strong parallel between the dualism expressed in the title of the film and the characteristics we find in the cars in the Lancia range – Delta, Musa and Ypsilon – whose advanced engines (1.9 liter 190 HP Twinturbo Multijet, 1.3 liter 95 HP Multijet and 1.3 liter 105 HP Multijet) are at the top of their respective categories for low C02 emissions and the high power delivered.
Press release after the jump
Lancia will bring two models with dual fuel (LPG and gasoline) at5 the Geneva Motor Show: the Musa and Ypsilon Ecochic. The Ecochic package adds an extra 2000 euro to the standard price.
Produced in collaboration with FPT – Fiat Powertrain Technologies - and Landi Renzo, the Lancia dual-fuel models use a 1.4 liter bifuel engine producing 77 HP, specially designed for maximum integration and reliability in association with the LPG system, which is installed in the factory.
The engine for the LPG versions uses a cylinder head with valves and seats manufactured with geometries and materials optimized for LPG operation.
Press release after the jump.
Lancia will bring in Geneva the new Delta Executive, the new Lancia flagship which exactly matches the requirements of a refined customer who is alive to technological developments but knows the value of tradition, who wants a solid product but also exclusivity and prestige.
Delta Executive is powered by the powerful 1.8 liter Di TurboJet engine developing 200 HP and Euro 5 compliant, coupled with a new 6-speed automatic transmission. In addition, from the outside, the Delta Executive is distinguished by its two-tone bodywork (body in Light Bronze and “Eclipse” gloss black roof), the special two-tone diamond-edged alloy rims, the gold “D” logo on the door pillar and the word “Delta” on the rear window as well as the special trims.
Press release after the jump.