Restomodding vintage cars isn't easy, especially when it comes to evoking the history of a famous car and making it current and truly special without losing any of the original spirit of the car. Singer Vehicle Design has done it with their 911s, and now Italian racing driver Eugenio Amos has created something truly amazing in the form of the Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Futurista.

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It's based on the Lancia Delta Integrale rally car from the '80s. The homage vehicle is built on the Delta Integrale 16v trim and uses styling cues from the famed and dramatically styled Group B Delta S4 Stradale with its huge fender haunches and squared off front end. The look of the original car is preserved in spite of major changes, a masterful achievement.

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The Delta Integrale S4 raced in the World Rally Championship series in 1985 and 1986 (image: Netcarshow)

The Delta Integrale S4 isn't quite as legendary as the Lancia Stratos, but in terms of brand cache for Lancia, it's up there as a serious rally car and as a cult favorite by car lovers everywhere. The challenge in creating the Futurista was to make the car exotic and modern while preserving the styling that's loved the world over.

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Amos apparently didn't want to use the said he doesn't touch the Delta HF Evo models because they "need to be preserved" due to their racing history and rarity. The Futurista takes the Delta Integrale body and actually uses hand-hammered body panels and roof. The hood is made of lightweight carbon fiber, as are the front and rear fascias, the bumpers, spoiler, and rear hatch, all in the name of speed (and some artfulness). 

Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Futurista

The engine also gets some nice modifications. The 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder gets a cusom modern intake system, an ugpraded intercooler, and a new exhaust, all of which boost the original 210 hp in the to 330 horses. The Futurista also gets a reinforced transmission, differential, and main drive shaft, a carbon fiber transmission tunnel, and a new suspension. Amos gave the Futurista over 1,000 new components, and the car only weighs 2,756 lbs. That's less than a Toyota 86 but with more than twice the horses. It should be very fast, indeed.

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The interior is just as special as the exterior, if not more so. The brown suede trim on the dash, doors and seat is retro-exotic, and there's even a custom steering wheel with controls. Everything's been reworked, including the gauges, rear seats, aluminum racing pedals, and the door panels. The squared off instrument binnacle and center stack keep consistent with the Integrale and the front end of the car. Yellow numerals and logos on the analog gauges and carbon fiber trim top things off.

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The special exterior color is Verde Brinzino paint, the same unique colorway as Amos' custom Ferrari F40. The body gets special copper and shellac badges from the same Italian conpany that created the first Ferrari Cavallino Rampante (prancing horse) badge the Italian brand is famous for. 

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The Lancia Delta Futurista will show up starting today through September 9th at Grand Basel in Basel, Switzerland. The car is limited to a scant 20 units at a steep price of $347,000, which seems totally worth it to us. Amos wants to "make Lancia great again", though we doubt he'll be wearing any red ball caps with the slogan on them.

Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Futurista interior

Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Futurista steering wheel

Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Futurista rear seats

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