Modern day hot hatches like the Ford Focus RS and Mercedes-AMG A45 might be faster, but compared to the Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione I, they are nowhere near as highly regarded.
To many hot hatch enthusiasts, the Delta Integrale is considered as one of the all-time greats, and for good reason. It is true homologation special and, despite being over 25 years old, can provide driving pleasures to rival the latest and greatest.
Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire recently had the opportunity to test out a stunning gloss black example and it’s certainly one of our favorite ‘One Take’ reviews ever.
The car in question typically resides in Calgary, Canada and has undergone some minor modifications to make it that little bit faster. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine has been boosted from 210 hp to around 250 hp and remains mated to a manual transmission sending power to the road through all four wheels.