Italian coachbuilder set to offer reworked car for £270,000
Tom Morgan, deputy digital editor
4 September 2018

Lancia's legendary Delta Integrale hot hatchback is set for a modern reimagining, courtesy of Italian coachbuilder Automobili Amos.

The Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Futurista made its debut at the Grand Basel motor show this week. It uses an original Delta chassis as a base, but upgrades the notoriously rust-prone body panels with a wider, hand-beaten aluminium body. A front end, bonnet and rear panels made from carbonfibre help the Futurista weigh in at 1250kg — some 90kg less than the original car.

The original Integrale's engine has been overhauled with a custom water cooling system, air intake and exhaust, as well as a rebuilt differential and reinforced transmission. That results in a claimed power output of 330bhp — higher than many current hot hatches, including the Honda Civic Type R.

The interior has been completely retrimmed, with Recaro front seats and modern switchgear that retains the look of the 1980s original. The custom steering wheel has integrated controls, while carbonfibre covers the transmission tunnel.

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The Futurista is on track to join the Stratos as the second reborn Lancia model, although Manifattura Automobili Torino's version of the Italian classic is based on the Ferrari F430 rather than an original Stratos body. Automobili Amos has instead followed the 'restomod' approach of Porsche specialist Singer.

Only 20 conversions will be made and each is expected to cost around £270,000. 

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4 September 2018

3 door?

4 September 2018

Find original car, put 50k in the restoration = restored original that is almost as exclusive as this only at 1/3 price.

4 September 2018
I think now is definitely the time for Fiat group to reboot Lancia like they've done with Alfa Romeo. Lancia the performance 4wd brand similar to Subaru & Audi, while Alfa Romeo goes after BMW with rwd. Could use the same floor plans to cut cost's.

4 September 2018

Since Fiat bought Chrysler and formed FCA they did accumulate too many brands. To bring Lancia as an AWD exclusive cars brand would means compete with Jeep. FCA today is considering to sell Alfa-Romeo and end production of Chrysler (that's offering only two products, the 300 that they already announced won't have a sucessor and the Pacifica mini-van) and transform the brand in a monility-service provider.

 

Sorry to say but Lancia as a car manufacturer is now only part of the history books...

5 September 2018

Abandoning entire sectors through not developing vehicles then when not competitive any more axing 'em without replacements - thus abandoning whole market sectors. Wonder what's left of the company when they have axed Chrysler entirely that used to be bigger then Volkswagen. Then axed everything FIAT except cars made in - cheap countries. If they sell Alfa Romeo - that appears not to leave much else but Jeep - some exotic machinery and light trucks made in America. Last I looked former chief competitors aren't exiting entire sectors in this manner. 

5 September 2018
smokescreen38 wrote:

I think now is definitely the time for Fiat group to reboot Lancia like they've done with Alfa Romeo.

 

With what money?

They're called FCA and they're not even developing new cars for Fiat OR Chrysler.

 

 

5 September 2018
smokescreen38 wrote:

I think now is definitely the time for Fiat group to reboot Lancia like they've done with Alfa Romeo. Lancia the performance 4wd brand similar to Subaru & Audi, while Alfa Romeo goes after BMW with rwd. Could use the same floor plans to cut cost's.

Lets hope they reboot Lancia, it needs it, but lets also hope they do it better than they did with Alfa - the Giulia and Stelvio's styling is pretty awful.

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5 September 2018

 Glad to see someone doing a resto mod on this Icon, it looks well screwed together with some nice interior design, just a shame about the price, I know it’s out of our ranch money wise, but if they could have done a cheaper version or maybe a bargain basement no frills.

Peter Cavellini.

5 September 2018

 Glad to see someone doing a resto mod on this Icon, it looks well screwed together with some nice interior design, just a shame about the price, I know it’s out of our ranch money wise, but if they could have done a cheaper version or maybe a bargain basement no frills.

Peter Cavellini.

5 September 2018

I agree that relaunching Lancia would be a good idea for FCA. There is little profit in small “non-premium” cars anymore hence the demise of the Punto. The 500 Range is a good start at emulating MINI but it limits the size of cars FCA can make. The biggest profits are in SUVs, “luxury” cars and performance cars. Jeep can do SUVs very well of course. Alfa Romeo is going for performance/luxury. As Alfa and Jaguar show the luxury/performance brand can also do SUVs just not in the same way as Jeep/Land Rover. Lancia used to be luxury and comfort then got a sporting edge. Perhaps it would make sense to do the 7 Series/S Class rival as a Lancia and add in some Audi Quattro performance 4x4 Road cars to rival Audi S models. 

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