Originally conceived as a homologation special for rallying, this car was first launched as the Delta HF Turbo 4x4 in 1987, but within months was badged the Integrale. It grew wide arches for fatter alloys, but retained four doors and remained practical. The road car echoed the rally car, using a permanent 4WD system with epicyclic center differential and viscous coupling, plus Torsen limited-slip differentials. Suspension was similar front and rear with MacPherson struts and anti-roll bars. The car used a development of the 122ci (2-liter) four-cylinder engine from the Thema sedan, with a cast-iron block and alloy head. Multi-point injection and a turbo were standard, and from 1989 it was also 16v. As a combination of handling, balance and power, few cars could beat the Intergrale, and it lasted in competition until 1994, remaining as good as many of the upcoming road/rally cars.
Lancia Delta Integrale Specifications
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