• Jul 7th 2008 at 5:02PM
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Back when Japanese automakers like Mitsubishi and Subaru were still making awkward little econo-boxes, the Lancia Delta Integrale was the king of the hill on the rally circuit, kicking up dirt and taking championships in resplendent Martini livery. So when the Italian automaker revealed the new Delta, nostalgic rally fans began twitching with excitement.

Although Lancia has yet to reveal any plans to make a high-performance version of the new Delta, one such rally fan has drawn up his impression of what form such a gravel-chomping beast could look like. For our part, we're hoping Lancia will take note and give us a new Integrale, complete with jumbo-turbo power and all-wheel-drive... however unlikely that may seem while sister company Abarth runs the IRC circuit with their pumped-up Super2000 Puntos. Until that day comes, European customers will have to make do with the current front-drive 200hp 1.8-liter turbo to satisfy their longing for the good old days.

[Source: autoblog.it via CarScoop]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      This is exactly why I was sad when I saw the new Delta, I figured the Integrale was dead forever...

      Now I know it is. With all this talk of brand killing, maybe Lancia is one that needs to be put out to pasture before its too late.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ugly... Ugly... hatchback... and whats with the bottom part of the grill... and those rim's and headlights ew...

      Sorry ppl a just needed to say it's just Ugly...
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is one of those European cars I'm glad aren't sold in America. Can you say, "Hideous"?
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Keep that in Europe please.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Actually looks kinda badass, but needs Martini & Rossi or Alitalia livery
        • 7 Years Ago
        At very first I was unsure but quickly came to love the face of that car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i don't like to voice opinion on appearance... but DAY-UM, did that thing hit every branch on the way down, or is it made solely out of ugly sticks?

      looks like a pug wearing spats over patent leather wigtips
      Edward Abou Akar
      • 1 Year Ago
      hellooooooooooo lancia delta is back now no fear its here
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's so ugly it's beautiful in a 1970's sort of way
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not bad, kinda cute
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm afraid we don't want have EVO & STI look a like Lancia Delta.
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