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Lancia Delta S by MomoDesign

Latest collaboration between Italian companies is arguably the best ever.

Lancia, incollaboration with Italian design house MomoDesign, has opened the order booksfor its special edition Delta S, which is being priced at 23,400 Euros in Italyfor the entry-level 120-horsepower 1.4-liter Turbo Jet variant. For 2,000 Eurosmore, a 1.4-liter Turbo Jet LPG engine is available, while a 1.9-litertwin-turbo MultiJet unit, rated at 190 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, ispriced at 26,400 Euros. With thetwin-turbo unit, the Delta S can sprint from 0-62 mph in 7.9 seconds and hit atop speed of 137 mph.

That’s not bad for a five-door hatch, but fans of the Italian designer are more interested in the aesthetics of the car than its performance capabilities. Distinguishing itself from standard models, the Delta S by MomoDesign sports body-matching side skirts and front bumper, dark chrome finishes, burnished headlights, and a set of 18-inch alloys with a dark shadow treatment. At the back a new exhaust system gets twin chrome pipes and a gloss black tailgate. The special edition model is available in exclusive shades of metallic Antricit Grey and two-tone Antracite Grey and Eclissi Black.

The subtle styling continues inside where a gloss-black center console is complemented by a leather-trimmed yellow speedometer, and blue stitching on the seats, steering wheel, gear lever gaiter, handbrake and door panels. Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, cruise control and multifunctional steering wheel. Although the car was initially previewed back in late February (alongside a similar treatment for the smaller Ypsilon), this is the first time we're seeing the specific details.

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