Lancia Hyena 1994 – Niemcy

Zagato zawsze potrafiło zachwycać i budzić kontrowersje. Nie inaczej było z modelem Hyena, który narodził się podczas spotkania Andrei Zagato i Paula Koota, szefa Lusso Service i holenderskiego importera Lancii. Ten bardzo rzadki twór, który wyszedł z deski kreślarskiej Marco Pedracini’ego z Carrozzeria Zagato, bazował na podzespołach Delty HF Integrale. Pedracini zaproponował lekkie, aerodynamiczne, dwudrzwiowe coupé. Ręcznie wykonane z aluminium nadwozie wykończono wewnątrz włóknem węglowym, co zaowocowało zmniejszeniem ciężaru o prawie 200 kg w stosunku do Integrale. Moc silnika została zwiększona do 250 KM, co dało zauważalnie lepszy stosunek mocy do masy – przyspieszenie 0-100 km/h to tylko 5,4 sekundy. Niestety wysokie koszty produkcji skutkowały ceną na poziomie ówczesnego Porsche 911 Carrera. Pomimo planów na 500 sztuk powstały zaledwie 24 egzemplarze tego niesamowitego samochodu, a wystawiony na aukcji jest numerem 15. Jakby stylistyka Zagato nie przyciągała wystarczająco uwagi, lakier Verde Zagato również rzuca się w oczy. Okaz jest wyjątkowy dzięki autografom Elio i Gianniego Zagato na karoserii. Tą konkretną Lancię Hyena prezentujemy już po raz drugi. Pierwszy raz pokazywaliśmy egzemplarz w 2017 roku, kiedy auto z przebiegiem 8000 km wylicytowane zostało w Grand Palais za 156800 euro. Przez 4 lata pokonała zaledwie 950 km i znów trafi na aukcję. Za ile wylicytować ją można tym razem? Tego dowiemy się już 26 lutego.



1994 Lancia Hyena Zagato Alexander Babic © 2020 RM Sothebys

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1994 Lancia Hyena Zagato
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Chassis No. ZLA831AB000579320

Just three private owners and less than 8,950 km from new
The 15th of only 24 Hyenas built by Zagato
Delivered new to Germany where it has resided ever since
Finished in attractive Verde Zagato paintwork

Utilizing Lancia’s beloved Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione as a basis, the Hyena was a collaboration between Lancia and Zagato and the brainchild of a meeting between Andrea Zagato and Paul Koot, the official Lancia importer in the Netherlands and the proprietor of Lusso Service Holland. Underneath its handcrafted aluminum bodywork, the Hyena’s powertrain was tuned to produce between 250 bhp to 300 bhp. Tipping the scales at 1,150 kg, some 190 kg less than the Integrale, performance was truly thrilling.

If Zagato’s styling wasn’t eye-catching enough, the Verde Zagato paintwork on this particular Hyena certainly helps it to stand out from the crowd. Fascinatingly, this Hyena has been known by its current owner from new, as it was delivered new to a friend of the consignor. His friend purchased two Hyenas new, including this car, upon the presentation of the model in Germany, introduced there by Elio and Gianni Zagato. This is why instead of the typical “Hyena” side script on the rear ¾ panels, it boasts the signatures of both Elio and Gianni.

Subsequently, the car was sold to a lawyer in Frankfurt, and then bought by the consignor in October of 2017 through a dealer based in the Netherlands, making him the Hyena’s third private owner. Today, it presents in very well-preserved condition, having been driven less than 8,950 km from new. It is accompanied by its original owner’s manual, two sets of keys, a tool kit, jack, car cover, and a sales brochure with price list, as well as a handful of previous invoices from its time in Germany. Notably, these include previous TÜV inspections, invoices for a major service including a new fuel pump and cambelt in October 2015, and an additional service where the starter motor was replaced in December 2017

Despite Lancia and Zagato planning on building approximately 500 Hyenas, production was scaled down due to the projects massive production costs, and only 24 examples were produced. A truly rare automobile built on the chassis and drivetrain of one of Lancia’s most celebrated automobiles, this low-mileage Hyena would surely be a welcome addition to any collection of Italian sportscars.