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.
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.