What Do You Say About This Modern Lancia Delta Integrale HF Study?

The Lancia Delta Integrale needs no presentation, as it is probably the brand’s most fabled mode. Unfortunately, the sorry state in which Lancia is right now doesn’t allow fans to hope for a modern day Delta Integrale, but that doesn’t mean they can’t dream about it.

Designer Angelo Granata from Italy has imagined a retro-styled contemporary Lancia Delta fitted with Fiat Group’s 1.75-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.

Granata describes his Lancia Delta Concept as a relatively simple design that reunites all the features that have fascinated Lancia fans in the past: sharp edges, aggressiveness, dynamics, all on a small and light car.

The front end of the car is unmistakably Lancia Delta, thanks to the double round headlights, the grille with the T-shaped motif and the “shark nose” that becomes more visible when viewed from the side. The study has a low, sleek profile that resembles a coupe, but offers the practicality of a five-door hatchback.

While the design is clearly a reinterpretation of the original Delta’s styling, the car is longer, wider and has an increased wheelbase. Only the height remains the same. The rear end is low and wide, while the taillights are a tribute to the original car but feature modern LED technology.

The designer says the car could be powered by Fiat’s 236hp 1.75-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a four-wheel drive system. Granata theorizes that the car could sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 242 km/h (150 mph). All for a base price of €32,000 ($43,445) – always according to the designer.

By Dan Mihalascu

Designer: Angelo Granata

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  • dlugichuj

    Nah, it’s better to build large unpractical hatchbacks and hope for the female buyers to show up. 😉

    • Six Thousand Times

      Unpractical?

      • dlugichuj

        Yep, Delta is much like Astra… big a$$ car on the outside and small on the inside (for a vehicle of this size). Also it’s unpractical from a financial standpoint… it’s pricy and doesn’t give much in return.

        • Six Thousand Times

          I was actually getting at the fact that “unpractical” isn’t a word. I think you may have been searching for impractical.

          • Ανώνυμος

            And actually, the Delta has a lot of room inside; especially legroom.

  • That Ross Chap

    The original wasn’t that pretty to start of with but I’d love if Lancia made something like this! I’m not quite sure about the lights but good design nonetheless.

    • MarketAndChurch

      I agree, I cannot think of what the possible business case against it would be. Lancia fans have been asking for something like this for a very long time. They will never get a Stratos(unless it is based on the 4C, one might as well build something like this that can underpin Fiat and Chrysler products as well.

      • That Ross Chap

        It could be a sports range for Fiat maybe? But I agree there is no business case – but still I would love a new Stratos, Delta Integrale HF and the awesome 037.

  • Chuck_Knut

    Yeah, modern…right…

  • LoveIt

    Love it… as I remember the original but was too young to get one!

  • pcurve

    I like how the designer managed to incorporate poor sheet metal fit.

  • Paul

    Can’t wait till they get it out of the packing crate. Seriously though, cars of the 70s & 80s don’t retro that well because there was little to distinguish them to begin with.

  • Roger Browning

    This is a nightmare! The original was no thing of beauty but it was based on an original design by Giorgetto Giugiaro, this looks like it was based on a cardboard box

  • Six_Tymes

    very cool, watch another company steal some of that design.

  • shiv

    This is my car…build it,,,I will buy it…

  • Andrewthecarguy

    I like it!

  • Chetuo

    Awesome…

  • tom

    That neo-retro trend should stop now, we need new cars, not old reinvented ones.

  • Tim Gardner

    I loved my Integrale, even though it nearly bankrupted me & if it drove & handled in the same way I’d buy this in a heartbeat! It has the same aggressive, boxy stance that the original was famous for but if they were to make it again they would have to do something about the build quality!

  • Max

    a modern lancia delta study should start from this one http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7594/gamlm6uf5.jpg ,

    the 1987 lancia delta ECV2, 930 kg of weight, carbon kevlar body, AWD, 1.7 liter sequential turbocharged triflux head engine,

    rated at 600 hp/8000 rpm 540nm/5000 rpm

  • markymarklima

    I don’t think that this is a particularly well executed concept at all. It’s not retro; it’s simply a modernised re-work in the laziest sense. There are no clever reinterpretations of key original features and the design offers nothing new. It’s a bit first year student portfolio IMHO.

    The Fulvietta concept (modern interpretation of the Fulvia) struck a better balance of new car with parentage clearly evident.

    Sorry to be so critical but the ‘Grale deserves more.

  • jernej

    not really….

  • AmaurydeR
  • designerdrew

    I think Granata needs to now learn how to use the curved line tool in Photoshop – I think it’s page 2 of ‘Car Design for Beginners Edition 1 1982’

  • Andrew Calvo

    It’s ok. The original was edgy and very cool… it was the rolling 80s. This one is a bit too simplistic, and I personally really don’t the BMW inspired tail lights.

  • deltaturbo

    I own a 16 valve integrale and yes it costs me loads to keep it on the road but all is forgiven when you take it for a drive 🙂 inside the car is fairly practical for a sports hatch back. 5 doors 5 seats. Average boot space too. I love the look of this new remake and I may be tempted to trade mine in for this one if the power was good and the handling. Love the styling of the car.

  • Psuwacz

    Dear god, if you are listening, could you please turn your attention away from all the war, hunger and disease and animate those engineers and accountants at Fiat Chrysler to make that Lancia? Make’em stick it to the Germans! Pleaaaaase!

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