This In­te­grale is bet­ter than new

Pre­pare to want the £270k Lancia Delta Fu­tur­ista

Top Gear (UK) - - THE TEN -

This piece of resto­mod per­fec­tion is the brain­child of Eu­ge­nio Amos, a 33-year-old race driver and car fa­natic from Varese, Italy. The Au­to­mo­bili Amos Lancia Delta Fu­tur­ista is his homage to the Delta In­te­grale hatch, one of Lancia’s all-time greats, reimag­ined with hand-formed alu­minium body­work, a car­bon-fi­bre fas­cia and just two doors.

Body­work is wider than the orig­i­nal, and thanks to more car­bon at the rear the over­all weight is 90kg less. In­te­rior in­spi­ra­tion comes from the Group B Delta S4 Stradale, but keeps things com­fort­able with mod­ern Re­caro seats and a multi-func­tion steer­ing wheel. It’s also some­thing of an Ital­ian su­per­group, with brakes by Brembo and electrics by Mag­neti Marelli, both based near his home­town.

Just 20 cus­tomer cars will be made, each weigh­ing about 1,250kg, pump­ing out 330bhp through a re­in­forced trans­mis­sion and a re­built diff... and cost­ing about €300k (£270k).

“In the end, the num­bers re­ally mean noth­ing,” says Amos. “Be­cause I’m talk­ing about pas­sion and nos­tal­gia and eu­pho­ria, and these feel­ings are not mea­sured in num­bers.” Yes, well, he would say that, wouldn’t he...

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