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Lancia Delta HF Integrale

One of most successful products was the It was produced from 1979 to for many different road and applications. The car debuted at the Frankfurt show as a Giorgio Guigaro Surprisingly, this Delta lead Lancia into its successful rally program.

But lacked the sparkle to revive dynamic image dated to the years of Fulvia and Stratos.

the strength of its reputation and the many available, its easy to forget the Delta HF Integrale was only on for six years. Six world titles in producers gained in a row. just part of the achievements of one of the popular car in automotive history.

The HF Integrale is one of the most evocative in modern motorsport.

Lancia’s 4wd road car was produced way back in when a prototype 4wd Delta was displayed at the Turin Motor It was considered by many to be a rather gimmick of a car, although who drove the prototype raved it. It wasn’t put into production for four years, however, the ultra-light and super-powerful Group B were banned from rallying. Things changed in 1986.

Lancia#8217;s WRC campaign to a turning point when Toivonen crashed and died in his S4. Fearing Group B cars for too and powerful, the motorsport governing decided to terminate Group B at the end of season. From 1987, WRC be run with Group A cars.

This opened the door for Group A Delta HF 4WD rally car and its equivalent for the road.

Due to Group A the race car was allowed very margins of modification. As such the going Integrales had to be packed the same cutting-edge technology in the Group A cars.

For the 1987 season, Abarth prepared a of this car, the Delta HF for rally racing. It was much civilized than S4, having based aerodynamics and construction but featured a potent four drive system. With the HF 4WD, Lancia captured the manufacturer#8217;s title with Kankkunen taking the driver#8217;s

The battle joined in the Audi 200 Sierra RS Cosworth and Nissan 200 SX.

dominated the World Rally from 1987 to 1992, as its 4wd A rally cars won six consecutive and put other manufacturers to shame. than a decade later, still claim cult among dedicated owners who the pure joy of driving.

Here is a review of the production and the modifications of the

May 1986 #8211; Birth of the HF 4WD, a sports model permanent four wheel 1995 cc engine with and overboost, delivering 165 bhp. The system featured an epicyclic diff and torque splitter a limited slip Fergusen coupling and a Torsen rear

The bulges in the wheel arches very popular in the #8217;80s. The was one of the most characteristic examples of design trend, which was also in the first BMW M3 and the Audi This wheel arch were used to accommodate wheels and wider track on the versions of the cars and also to them from the humbler

November 1987 #8211; of the HF Integrale, a natural development of the The new model was given a more look to highlight it#8217;s personality. It retained the 1995 cc engine with intercooler and twin counter-rotating balancer integrated electronic ignition management system with sensor.

The power output to 185 bhp-DIN and the performance to unparalleled 0-100 Klm/h in 6.6 seconds, top 215 Klm/h.

And it didn#8217;t take the 4WD long to crash through the unit barrier required for A homologation.

May 1989 -Launch of an more powerful and sophisticated the HF Integrale 16v and even better from the engine with its valves per cylinder: 200 bhp-DIN, Klm/h in 5.7 seconds, top speed 220 Numerous changes to the mechanicals: clutch, torque split to the rear (for the first an uprated braking system ABS, wider tyres and

rallying was dominated by the two subsequent the HF Integrale 8V and the HF Integrale 16V. had to build 10,000 units for

October 1991 -Debut of a new in the career of the HF Integrale: Evolution. wheel arches because of the tracks. New front suspension and improvements to the rear suspension as

More robust braking and steering box. The power was up to 210 bhp and performance achieved a major forward in terms of driveability, and active safety.

January #8211; To celebrate its victory in the World Rally Constructors#8217; Lancia launched a special of 400 Delta HF Integrale the #8217;5#8242; The mechanicals were unchanged but the was distinguished by personalised bodywork, wheel rims, the Martini-Racing adorning the sides, the black grilles and the black spoiler on the

Inside: special Recaro black Alcantara upholstery red stitching and red seat belts. car in this series was numbered on a plate on the transmission console.

1992 #8211; Sixth World Rally title for the W Integrale. To celebrate its 1992 Lancia again launched a new series of 310 cars. The Lancia HF Integrale#8217;6#8242; featured white with a Martini-Racing strip the sides.

Inside, the seats again Recaro but the red-stitched upholstery was turquoise, with the HF on the head restraints. Here each car had a number which on the aluminium plate on the transmission

June 1993 #8211; of the catalysed Delta HF Integrale 16v II) with power output to 215 bhp. This was to be the last of the with a number of Special cars to celebrate the success of the Gialla, Blue Lagos, White, Dealer Edition and the Edition. Production ceased in 1994 and the series thus finite.

Club Italia The rarest of all special editions, the Italia was made with a run of just fifteen cars for of the Club Italia. These are easily identified by the Club script was written on both the of the car and the rear wing.

Total of all versions of the Integrales came to the Integrale regularly topped the charts for performance 4X4 cars.

compared to the standard Delta the Integrale features larger and an updated suspension including new springs, dampers struts. remains identical is the proven train which helped the HF 4WD dominate Group A rally.

The to the Delta#8217;s sporting performance is its four wheel drive It uses a Ferguson layout, three differentials. At The rear is or torque sensing, differential mechanically splits the power in a fashion. The Torsen differential instantaneous lock upon loads and not during braking viscous couplers.

Such a differential is very any seldom seen on any 4WD production

At the center of the 4WD system is a viscous differential which divides the to the front or rear wheels. normal conditions, 53 percent of the is sent to the rear wheels.Despite a complex drive train, the at Lancia still opted for ABS on the Integrale.

One of most famous of the Lancia Delta HF integrale was Auriol, he won his first World event: the 1988 Tour de driving a Ford Sierra For 1989 he moved to the Martini team, where he remained for seasons, driving three versions of the then-dominant Lancia Integrale. In 1992, driving the evolution of the car, he won six events in one a record until beaten by Loeb in 2005.

Lancia Delta

33ème de Corse #8211; Rallye de 1989 Co-driver: Bernard Lancia Delta Integrale

Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo Co-driver: Bernard Occelli Delta Integrale 16V

34ème de Corse #8211; Rallye de 1990 Co-driver: Bernard Lancia Delta Integrale 16V

32º Sanremo #8211; Rallye 1990 Co-driver: Bernard Lancia Delta Integrale 16V

33º Sanremo #8211; Rallye 1991 Co-driver: Bernard Lancia Delta Integrale 16V

60ème Rallye Automobile de 1992 Co-driver: Bernard Lancia Delta HF Integrale

Tour de Corse #8211; de France 1992 Co-driver: Occelli Lancia Delta HF

39th Acropolis Rally Co-driver: Bernard Occelli Delta HF Integrale

12º Rally 1992 Co-driver: Bernard Lancia Delta HF Integrale

1000 Lakes Rally Co-driver: Bernard Occelli Delta HF Integrale

5th Telecom Australia 1992 Co-driver: Occelli Lancia Delta HF

The most prepared company for the from Group B to Group A was Lancia. Their determination to on top of field can be seen not only in the of the Delta race car, but the car as well.

From 1987 to Lancia consecutively won the Group A championship, a record which to this day. Nor any came to its 46 WRC wins during those Eclipsing Lancia Stratos, Quattro and Mitsubishi Lancer Delta HF Integrale is the greatest car in history.

With these Lancia have made the one of the most successful rally ever #8211; a legendary car of our Integrale was defined as “complete” – but the of the Integrale was far from complete, as years saw Lancia.

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