Lancia built its legendary Delta Integrale Evo 1s and 2s between 1991 and 1994. After the second-generation Delta went into production in 1993, Bruno Maggiora of Carrozzeria Maggiora tried to convince Lancia to build a final, ultimate version of the Integrale Evo. They built a prototype, the Delta HF Integrale "Viola," also known as the "Evo 3," but that car remained a one-off. Fiat wasn't too keen on the idea.
Fast forward to today, and Lancia Integrale Evo 1s and 2s are precious collector cars, in any condition. That's why millionaire racing driver Eugenio Amos is planning to cut up standard Delta Integrale 16Vs instead to create the ultimate restomods. And while the Deltas were always four-door hatchbacks, Automobili Amos' reimagined versions will have a two-door, hand-beaten aluminum body with a carbon fiber front end.
is not new to fast cars or Lancia Deltas. His father's company used to supply tools to Ferrari and MotoGP teams, and after completing the Dakar Rally in a truck in the eighties, he also bought a Giallo Ginestra edition Evo 1, brand new in 1991. Eugenio also raced in various GT classes as well as at Dakar multiple times, while his car collection includes gems like a Ferrari F40, a Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, a Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion, and a Lancia Delta S4 Stradale, of course.
Automobili Amos' prototype Integrale was supposed to be ready for Villa d'Este, but the Milan-based team couldn't finish it in time. However, fans, with the new car featuring over 1000 new parts, and front styling inspired by the Lancia Beta. What's more, thanks to the new suspension geometry, these modern Integrales will be more likely to oversteer instead of under, while inside, a completely new interior welcomes the brave.
Amos says these widebody specials will take three to four months each to build, but he isn't planning to sell more than 15. That's good news for everybody looking for a cheap, unaltered HF Integrale 16V out there.