Lancia Delta HF Integrale Concept by Angelo Granata

The story of the Lancia Delta begins in 1979, a quiet subcompact hatchback born from the pen of Giorgetto Giugiaro.

Several developments over the years, along with his sporting success in the World Rally Championship, have made ​​a successful car, creating a unique and inimitable myth that still lives in the hearts of Italians.

But the years pass, fashions change, and technology advances. You can not always regret the past. The Delta needed something modern, up to date, but in the same spirit and classic sports car that has always distinguished the house of Lancia.

And so, with so much passion and dedication, comes something that already existed for years in my mind, the Lancia Delta Concept. A relatively simple model, which is able to combine all those features that have always struck the hearts of fans. Sharp edges, aggression, dynamism, all in a small and light car, winning.

The profile looks low and sleek, with characteristics similar to a coupe, but with the convenience of a 5-door. Apparently similar design to the original model, but with very different dimensions from the Lancia Delta of the past: 4270mm long, 1850mm wide and 1380mm high, with a wheelbase of 2630mm.

The front contains all the classic elements of Lancia. Years of history, and countless successes in these few iconic elements. Lighting generously sized, clear homage to the legendary Lancia Delta S4. A grille that mimics the classic design T, a hallmark of the cars of Lancia. A sharp nose and square-type "shark nose," makes the view even more aggressive on the side.

The rear view shows a very wide angle, to give the impression of a sports car that's stable and fast. Headlights designed according to the original style, combined with modern LED technology. Each part is designed to give a greater sense of cleanliness, eliminating unnecessary parts such as plates or distinctive handles.

The new Lancia Delta can count on the 1750 TBi turbocharged engine combined with four-wheel drive, with a base price of €32,000 ($43,000). Thanks also to a 6-speed gearbox close, you get to a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (60 mph) in just 6.2 seconds, with a top speed of 242 km/h (150 mph).

The 1750 TBi engine (Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection), is an engine that thanks to its compact size allows significant savings in terms of weight and fuel consumption. Turbocharger, High Precision direct fuel injection, and dual overhead cam head, make it a motor from the power of 235cv at 5,500 rev/min, providing respectable performance.

Source: Angelo Granata

Lancia Delta HF Integrale Concept by Angelo Granata