1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale

Born out of the monstrous Delta S4, the Delta Integrale was a simplified, more serene take on the iconic homologation special. In the aftermath of Group B’s demise, this all-wheel drive five-door hatchback continued where the S4 was forced to stop, winning six consecutive World Rally Championships from 1987 to 1992 under Group A regulations and Martini Racing colors.

Parallel to its victories, the roadgoing Delta Integrale was evolving too—getting wider fenders, more power, and various revisions that made it more assertive when pushed to its limits.

As it turned out, the Delta Integrale was the last ray of sunshine in Lancia’s motorsport mythos. After the Integrale, it all gradually went downhill for Lancia, and now it barely exists, awaiting its big comeback or total demise. Thanks to the Delta Integrale and all its accomplishments though, Lancia will forever be remembered as one of Italian industry’s greatest—no matter what the future brings.

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