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
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.
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.
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).
The engine also gets some nice modifications. The 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder gets a
The interior is just as special as the exterior, if not more so. The brown suede trim on the dash, doors
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
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.