$650,000 Lancia Delta Safari Restomod Is A Time Capsule Of Cool

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It doesn't get much better than this.

Rally fans will often talk of the success of cars such as the Subaru WRX STI, or Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, but many forget that it was the Italians who did it best back in the day. We're obviously talking about Lancia and the badass Delta Integrale. The Lancia Delta was first produced back in 1979 and enjoyed many updates and an impressive career in motorsport. Finding one of these cars in good condition is becoming a challenge, and that's why Automobili Amos has started building its own modernized version. We've previously seen Automobili Amos give new life to it in the form of the Delta Futurista, but the Italian company has now released new images of the Lancia Delta Safarista, a safari rally-inspired version of the original, that's lighter, faster, and dare we say it, cooler.

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Automobili Amos starts the process of building a Safarista by finding a regular Delta Integrale 16V in a reasonable condition, and then basically takes it all apart and builds it back up using new and improved parts. Major changes include a complete carbon fiber body, wider fenders, a domed hood, and a massive rear wing. Under the hood, the turbocharged 2.0-liter 16-valve four-cylinder engine remains, but receives a number of tasty upgrades courtesy of Autotecnica, including a new cooling system and turbocharger. Power figures aren't too clear, but we expect it should be making north of 300 horsepower. Power is sent to all four wheels via a new sequential transmission and motorsport different. Other mechanical upgrades include a fully-adjustable suspension setup, larger brakes, and a rally-style hydraulic handbrake.

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The interior looks just as serious as the exterior: the cabin has been stripped out for a true race feel, and features a roll cage and bucket seats. You even get a data-logging digital display. "Our goal with the "Safarista" program is being able to offer to our customers a non-competitive experience to enable them to safely reach their limits and those of their car, surrounded by incredible natural contexts from Sweden ice-ring to the dunes of Arabia," Automobili Amos says. Only ten of these rally-ready Lancia's will be built with a price tag of 570k€, or just shy $650,000 at current exchange rates. If that's a bit too steep, then you can always wait a couple of years for the all-new Lancia Delta.

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