- Photos by Davyn Smith at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival

Lancia Delta Integrale

Photos by Davyn Smith at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival

The Lancia Delta was produced by Italian automobile manufacturer Lancia in three generations. The first generation produced between 1979 and 1994, the second generation from 1993 to 1999, and the third generation from 2008 to 2014.

The Delta dominated the World Rally Championship during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The homologation requirements of Group A regulations meant marketing road-going versions of these competition cars β€” the Lancia Delta HF 4WD and HF Integrale. A total of 44,296 Integrales were produced.

A special Delta HF Integrale version was a four-wheel drive hot hatch with a turbocharged petrol engine. Modified versions of the HF dominated the World Rally Championship, scoring 46 WRC victories overall and winning the Constructors Championship a record six times in a row from 1987 to 1992, in addition to Drivers' Championship titles for Juha Kankkunen (1987 and 1991) and Miki Biasion (1988 and 1989).

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  • This cars name is in my top 10 favorite car names. It just rolls off the tongue! Plus, it makes me feel like I know Italian when I say it really fast.

      2 years ago
  • This is the EVO 2 model. Can tell by the blue integrale badge.

    What really interested me is the elephant on the HF badge?! Wonder what that’s about

      2 years ago
    • In addition to the name the racing team looked for an animal as a symbol of their dynamics, just like the prancing horse for Ferrari and the Lamborghini Bull. In the and they choose an elephant but why?

      There are different legends about...

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        2 years ago
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