I strongly believe that the Lancia Delta S4 Group B prototype has to be the nastiest, deadliest and most potent automobile ever created by a major car company, mostly because it’s powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine built by crazy people.
The Lancia Delta S4 Stradale, ladies and gentlemen.
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You simply can not convince me not to like the Lancia Thesis.
Our pals over at Carwow convinced one of their artists, Yasid, to mock up a bunch of rally cars. Not just any rally cars, though — the goal was to take the modern re-births of cars that once had rich rallying history (well, mostly), and see how their modern interpretations would look in full rally kit. I think the…
Most of us, thanks to years of muscle memory, still pound our hands squarely into the center of the steering wheel when we need to use the horn, urgently. I just like to think of the possible outcomes of that action in this car, the Lancia Orca.
I’m happy our pals at the Classic Car Club Manhattan just got a nice Lancia Delta Integrale 16V from Poland. I really am. But now, I think it’s time for Europeans to hide their Lancias before more and more Americans get the same idea.
The 49th Mecsek Rally in South-West Hungary turned up with a relatively small field, but the Historic European Championship still had some machines to witness.
Some automotive enthusiasts groups get the good life. OEM factory parts support, publicity, sponsors and even international forums or events. Some others aren’t so lucky.
How do you sell a premium supermini designed by the same guy who did the DeTomaso Pantera one year after the world realized Judgement Day is upon us? Fiat went with a Marilyn Monroe wannabe sexbot, of course.
Every motorsport fan has a favorite driver, a favorite team and a favorite car, but how many can mention a favorite racing car livery, so easily? Fortunately, I can think of many—and that’s why, in my regular series, we’ll be bringing you a collection of outstanding examples of motor racing liveries, both well-known…
The thing about the Delta HF Turbo is that Martini livery or not, you want an unmolested car. A friend of mine went all the way from Hungary to the Netherlands to get one without any "upgrades," but even that couldn't be as clean as this time warp, headed for auction with just 31 delivery miles.
[How come new luxury car designs have tons of squiggles? I much prefer this ultra smooth 1998 Lancia Dialogos Concept's approach. Photo: Lancia]
Lego builder Piterx makes gorgeously detailed Technic replicas of real-life vehicles. The latest is a motorsports legend: The Lancia Stratos, one of the most fearsomely beautiful cars to ever blast down a rally stage. And thanks to dual R/C motors, this Piterx model is as fast and drift-happy as its real-life brethren.
While Jay Leno thinks Lancia's Roman-inspired names weren't the most fortunate (the Fulvia reminds him of a certain lady part and Flaminia sounds like an STD), when Zagato entered the game, that hardly mattered. Meet the world's sexiest V4.
There's something about the Lancia Aurelia Spider that just makes me go absolutely weak at the knees. Those bulged out rear fenders are really what do me in. They're perfectly formed.
I happen to think that the Lancia Fulvia is the most beautiful car ever made and I tend to put my fingers in my ears and sing if people disagree with me. So with the styling of the car indisputable, the only thing I had left to do was answer the nagging question I've had in my mind; does it drive as good as it looks?
Conspicuously absent from Fiat Chrysler's five-year plan announcement today is Lancia, once a storied maker of innovative rally cars now relegated to the sad status of being Chrysler of Italy. Is a Lancia death announcement coming today?