For Italian motorsports enthusiasts, Lancia is to Rally what Ferrari is to Formula 1. And on that pedestal of victorious models on all the roads of the world, the Delta HF is undoubtedly one of the most loved. The numbers are decisive: this Lancia conquered the Constructors’ World Rally Championship six times; the World Rally Drivers Championship four times; the Production World Rally Championship in 1987; the European Rally Championship six times and the European Rally Championship Production twice. Throughout its history won 46 overall victories in rallies valid for the world championship
The first generation of the Lancia Delta was created in 1979, and the following year it was chosen “Car of the Year” by the European specialized press. It didn’t take long for Italians to vitaminize this innocent sedan, glorifying it with the HF (High Fidelity) designation. The Delta HF used a two-liter Fiat Twin Cam engine designed by Aurelio Lampredi, boosted by a turbocharger and developing 185 hp.
The secret of the Delta’s sporting performance is its permanent five speed-four wheel drive Ferguson system with a viscous coupling differential, which divides the torque to the front or rear wheels. In 1989 it was fitted with a 16 valve cylinder head, larger fuel injectors and an improved turbo. Known as Integrale 16V, it developed 200 hp.
Two years later, Lancia launched an updated version called Evoluzione to homologate chassis modifications in order to increase the front and rear track for rally competitions. What differentiated the Evoluzione from the previous versions is its bodywork, with huge wheel arches and a remapped engine that produced 210 hp.
Finally, in June 1993, the final version of the Delta HF Integrale 16v was born: the Evoluzione II.Getting behind the wheel of one of these iconic Lancia boosts your adrenaline and automatically turns you into Miki Biasion, Juha Kankkunen, Markku Alen and Didier Auriol.
Under the hood, the Evo 2 featured an updated version of the 2-liter 16-valve turbo engine with timed sequential multipoint injection, self-adjusting injection times, automatic idling control, engine protection depending on the intake air temperature, ignition mapped with two dual output coils, three-way catalyst, pre-catalyst with lambda probe on the turbine output link and a new Garrett turbocharger cooled by water. With this, the power reached 215 hp at 5750 rpm. It accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds, with a top speed of 220 km/h.
The cabin featured Recaro seats upholstered in beige Alcantara with diagonal stitching and a new MOMO three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel. Its bodywork, with a roof-mounted aerodynamic spoiler, was highlighted by exclusive colors such as “Fine Silver”, “Giallo Ginestra”, “Monza Red”, “Giallo Ferrari”, “Bianco Perla” and “Blu Lagos”. By last, new 16-inch aluminum wheels were fitted with 205/45 ZR 16 tires. Only 2481 units of the Evo II were made.
Its manufacture ceased in 1995 with some limited production versions delivered for that modelyear. This is how it said goodbye to production: muscular, powerful and exclusive.
-This 1993 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v Evo II is 100% original, with only 24323 real milles.
Maintenance performed by Squadra Lupo:
-Roll-over valve replacement.
-Air conditioning compressor check.
-Fuel pressure regulator check.
-4 new Nexen N FERA Primus Tire 225/45 ZR16 tires fitted.