Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione II to finalna, najbardziej dopracowana wersja kultowej rajdówki. Wyposażona w 16-zaworowy turbodoładowany silnik już w cywilnej wersji oferowała muskularne nadwozie, przyspieszenie do setki w 5,7 s i gustowne wnętrze z obszytymi alcantarą kubełkami i trójramienną kierownicą Momo. Dziś zadbane egzemplarze osiągają szybko rosnące ceny, a ten rynku brytyjskiego z przebiegiem poniżej 50 tys. km jest prawdziwym rodzynkiem i pewniakiem do dalszego wzrostu wartości.
MOT Expiry: 12 Months
Tax Expiry: Expired
Exterior Colour: Monza Red
Interior Colour: Beige Alcantara
Top Speed: 137
0 – 60: 5.7
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Engine Capacity: 1995cc
The Lancia Delta Integrale was and still is the hero to thousands, the Holy Grail, and a genuine slayer of giants. This is the car that buried the Audi Quattro, both in the World Rally Championship and on the open road. In 1986 it rolled out a remarkable 10 wins. There were only 11 races!
The first Evolution cars rolled of the production line at the end of 1991 and through 1992. These were to be the final homologation cars for the highly successful Lancia Rally Team.
In order to improve the handling, the Evolution 1 had a wider track front and rear than its predecessors which resulted in the already boxed arches getting even wider. The front strut top mounts were also raised to generate more grip, which resulted in the need for a strut brace to control these new forces.
External changes included, a redesigned bonnet with new air slats and new grilles in the front bumper to further assist engine cooling, an adjustable roof spoiler to aid rear down force and really emphasize the cars aggressive lines, and new 5 stud alloy wheel derived from the rally cars.
The new Integrale retained the legendary four wheel drive layout, an epicyclic centre diff with torque splitter (47% to front, 53% to rear), Ferguson viscous coupling and Torsen rear differential. The 16V engine was carried forward from the earlier car and benefited from a re-map to increase power to 210 bhp.
The results gave the desired improvements on the rally circuits with the new cars clocking times over 5% faster on both tarmac and gravel sections.
Presented in June 1993, the second Evolution version of the Delta HF Integrale featured an updated version of the 2-litre 16-valve turbo with a new water cooled Garrett turbocharger. A catalyst was also fitted to lower emissions but overall the power was increased to 215bhp.
In order to underline the even more advanced engineering and performance of the 1993 version, the new Integrale was also given a cosmetic and functional face-lift including body coloured roof moldings, improved air intake grilles, an aluminum fuel cap and a red painted cylinder head. Inside the car got a new leather trimmed three spoke MOMO steering wheel and the standard Recaro seats were upholstered in beige Alcantara with diagonal stitching.
Like James Dean, the Integrale lived fast and died young. When Lancia turned off the life support in 1994, it too was at the height of its powers and there is no doubt nations wept.
ABS, Air conditioning, Recaro bucket seats, Central locking, Electric windows, Momo Corse steering wheel, Sony cassette player, Cigarette lighter, Alcantara headlining, Heated rear screen, Spare wheel, Lancia toolkit.
This Integrale comes in fantastic Monza Red paintwork. With its muscular arches, roof spoiler, grills and aggressive lines, the Integrale Evo 2 looks stunning under the showroom lights, making for a menacing silhouette. The paintwork is presented to an incredible standard all round with just one or two small chips to the leading edge of the bonnet. All the panels remain dead straight, just as the factory intended.
All badges, plastic trim and black window surrounds remain in fine condition as do both front and rear light clusters, which are all free from cracks or moisture. The famous HF World Rally Champion badge adorns the front grille and rear hatch, a subtle reminder of this cars wonderful heritage.
The high-back Recaro bucket seats are trimmed with striking beige Alcantara, an elegant contrast to the red paintwork. The voluptuous shape of the bucket seats ensure a snug fit for the passengers and still feel soft and supportive. On close inspection there is a small amount of bobbling to the driver’s bolster with even less to the passenger’s bolster. The rear seats remain in excellent unworn condition. The Alcantara extends to the headlining and also to the door cards where much of the factory-issued protective film is still in place.
None of the plastic trim is damaged and the carpet is protected in the foot-wells by a set of fitted over-mats.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Looking under the bonnet is a real treat for any enthusiast, with the entire engine bay still factory-fresh. On closer inspection there is no discolouration or corrosion to be found, with all rubber and plastic trim in fine order.
This example is fitted with the 2.0 litre 16 valve turbocharged engine, and being the Evoluzione II it produces 212 bhp. The response of the Garrett T3 turbo is sure to put a smile on your face, thanks to the reduced inertia of the turbine the turbo kicks in quickly, propelling the car down the road with impressive performance. A highly efficient intercooler also provides the driver with more power and greater reliability.
Despite the exhilarating performance the engine retains an impressive level of refinement, thanks to two counter-rotating balancer shafts, which help to reduce vibration to give superb smoothness.
The 5 speed manual gearbox is perfectly matched to the engines power, pulling through the gears with ease.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The boxed arches are filled with 16″ light alloy wheels which give the car a very purposeful stance and all remain in wonderful condition with no kerb scuffs or corrosion to be found. The wheels are shod in a matching set of Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres which all have plenty of tread remaining.
The braking system operates exactly as it should, feeling strong and providing good braking performance.
This rare and collectable Lancia was first registered on 1st October 1994 and has covered only 48,711km, which equates to 30,267 miles. This example still retains its original owners’ handbook.