LANCIA DELTA HF Integrale Evo.I

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2° Raduno Lancia Delta 2007 - 2pt
Secondo raduno Lancia Delta organizzato dalla Polisportiva Aurora di San Giorgio di Cesena (FC) Italy





Lancia Delta HF integrale evo 2fast4u crash 16v martini World Rally Champion
The first Evoluzione cars were built at the end of 1991 and through 1992. These were to be the final homologation cars for the Lancia Rally Team; the Catalytic Evoluzione II (below) was never rallied by the factory. In order to improve the handling, the Evoluzione I had a wider track front and rear than earlier Deltas.[1] In order to enclose this track in the bodywork, the wide arches were extended even further and in the process also became more rounded. The wings were now made in a single pressing, whereas previously they had been fabricated. The front strut top mounts were also raised in height in the quest for more grip: this then necessitated a front strut brace to control the forces thus generated. External changes included: new grilles in the front bumper to improve the air intake for engine compartment cooling; a redesigned bonnet (hood) with new lateral air slats to further assist underbonnet ventilation; an adjustable roof spoiler above the tailgate to assist in competition and to emphasise the cars sporty lines; new five-bolt (stud) wheels derived from the rally cars (stronger than the previous design); and finally, the rear of the car was changed with only one Exhaust pipe now showing. No changes to the tried and trusted chassis configuration: MacPherson-type independent suspension at front with lower wishbones; anti-roll bar; segmented dampers with a brace between the strut tops; MacPherson-type independent suspension at rear with transverse rods; longitudinal transversal reaction struts; disc brakes on all wheels, with double cylinder calipers at the front; floating calipers at the rear; split crossover hydraulic circuit with power brake and brake power modulator on rear wheels; Bosch ABS as standard; rack and pinion steering with servo assistance; The new Integrale retained the four wheel drive layout: an epicyclic centre diff with torque splitter (47% to front, 53% to rear), Ferguson viscous coupling and Torsen rear differential. The engine, although technically the same as the earlier 16V cars, was remapped to give 210 bhp (157 kW) at 5750 rpm in order to compensate for the slight increase in weight and increased frontal area. This kept the performance figures virtually unchanged. The above improvements were aimed at, and did change, the cars' handling potential, with the new car being able to travel 56% faster over rally sections both tarmac and gravel. The result was even greater driver confidence when driving in normal road conditions. Interior trim was now Grey Alcantara as standard, covering the same Recaro seats as fitted to the earlier 16V cars; leather and air conditioning were offered as options. The interior was finished with a new anotomic grip gear lever and leather-covered Momo steering wheel. A number of Evoluzione I cars were built to meet Swiss regulations and were consequently equipped with an 8-valve engine complete with catalytic converter, producing 165 bhp (123 kW). It is often considered that this version is a little underpowered for the weight of the car.





Lancia Delta Integrale HF 2016 Concept
The Lancia Delta will return in 2017: the fourth generation of the compact will be presented as a concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and will be marketed from 2017.




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