When did the Lancia Delta Integrale come out?
When it was launched in 1979, the Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed Lancia Delta was conceived as a four-door hatchback economy car on a front-wheel-drive platform with MacPherson struts, and a SOHC Fiat-based engine making about 84 horsepower, but by 1986, the Lancia Delta HF 4WD had arrived.
How good was the Lancia Delta Integrale?
Success on the stages doesn’t always equate to greatness on the road, but in the case of the Integrale it absolutely nailed it in both arenas. In competition it had 46 WRC wins, six Constructors’ Championships and four drivers’ crowns – two for Juha Kankkunen and two for Miki Biasion.
When did the Lancia Delta HF turbo come out?
In October 1985 Lancia unveiled alongside the road-going Delta S4 a new version of the HF, renamed Delta HF turbo in view of the four-wheel-drive HF début awaited after the next summer.
What happened to the Lancia Delta HF Integrale?
After production had finished in 1994, Bruno Maggiora tried to convince Lancia to continue the Delta with a third evolution which was realized in the Delta HF Integrale “Viola”, the one and only “Evo 3” car named by its intense violet color.
When did the Lancia Delta front wheel drive come out?
As the second generation was ready to be launched in 1993, after a career of 13 years the front-wheel drive Delta was phased out at the end of 1992, after over 478,000 had been produced. Production of the HF integrale would continue for two years more. Lancia’s first four-wheel-drive car was a Delta.
What kind of car is the Lancia Delta HF4WD?
Accel. The Lancia Delta is one of the most successful rally cars ever, having won the World Rally Championship for manufacturers six times between 1987 and 1992. After the abolition of Group B Lancia was forced, as were all other manufacturers, to compete with Group A cars. The Delta HF4WD was therefore pressed into service for the 1987 season.