Group A rallying doesn’t actually get the respect of the fire-breathing Group B days, however the world is beginning to come round on the period. And Chris Harris makes a great argument for why.
Driving an ex-works Lancia Delta Integrale Group A from 1991, he will get all gushy. To be honest, it isn’t simply any Lancia Delta. This particular automobile is the final manufacturing unit Lancia to ever win a rally, and the checklist of drivers who’ve taken the wheel is nothing in need of superb.
As a result of it was a works take a look at automobile, as properly a contest automobile, Juha Kankkunen, Didier Auriol, Andrea Aghini, Ari Vatanen, Markku Alen, Stig Blomqvist, Francois Delecour, and Carols Sainz Sr have reportedly pushed the automobile. That final driver is the one for whom the automobile is now setup.
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“It’s received what they name the ‘Carlos Sainz rack’,” says Harris, referring to its steering rack. He reviews that that makes the steering very fast. “The turn-in is simply outrageous! Completely outrageous.” The gearbox, too, is superbly exact, with “Swiss watch-like” precision.
The truth that it stays tight and well-built is likely as a result of current restoration that was carried out in collaboration with two-time World Champion Miki Biasion. That meant repainting the automobile in its authentic Repsol livery utilizing the precise, authentic paint stencils designed for this automobile on the finish of 1992. Even the Michelin slicks are authentic, although that signifies that they’re for show functions solely.
The automobile is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four and Harris reviews that when all the WRC limiters are eliminated, it makes 370 hp (276 kW/375 PS). That energy goes to all 4 wheels by way of a six-speed Lancia Abarth R90 transmission.
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