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Lancia Delta 4WD/Integrale (Rally Giants Series)

Lancia Delta 4WD/Integrale (Rally Giants Series)
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By Graham Robson
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Paperback 128 pages 195 tall x 210mm Over 100 mainly colour pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845842-58-1

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Features

Full detailed history of the Lancia Delta 4x4/Integrale's rally career
Complete story of concept, design and development
Unrivalled coverage of people and influences behind the cars
Step-by-step account of technical evolution
Description of cars: why, how and when evolved
Details of principal people involved
Packed with colour pictures
Comparison with rivals
Complete listing of important successes

Description

The HF 4WD a compact, five-door Lancia dominated world-class rallying for six years, winning innumerable events, World Championships for Drivers, and World Championships for Manufacturers. Alongside the cars, driving heroes such as Markku Alan, Didier Auriol, Miki Biasion, Juha Kankkunen and Carlos Sainz also became legendary in this period.
The Integrale was both the most successful rally ever produced by Lancia, and the last, for when the car came to the end of its career in 1993, the company finally and irrevocably withdrew from the sport.

Synopsis

No sooner had the exciting, but increasingly dangerous, Group B rallying category been killed off in May 1986, than rally teams needed to develop new Group A cars. To be competitive, the cars would need four-wheel-drive, and engines producing at least 300bhp to bring them up to the notional limits imposed by the sport's governing body. Luckily for Lancia, the new 2-litre Delta HF4WD had just been launched, and formed an ideal basis for development.
This book tells how the HF 4WD evolved over the years first into the Integrale with its original 8-valve engine, then the Integrale 16V, and ultimately into the Integrale 16V Evo 1 (or 'Deltona', as it was affectionately known). This compact, five-door Lancia dominated world-class rallying for six years, winning innumerable events, World Championships for Drivers, and World Championships for Manufacturers. Alongside the cars, driving heroes such as Markku Alan, Didier Auriol, Miki Biasion, Juha Kankkunen and Carlos Sainz also became legendary in this period.
The Integrale was both the most successful rally ever produced by Lancia, and the last, for when the car came to the end of its career in 1993, the company finally and irrevocably withdrew from the sport.

Independent Reviews

"Rally Stalwart Robson has made full use of his contacts book and there's plenty in here we didn't know about." Octane

"Wonderful pictures held together by a fast paced narrative. Well worth it if you're a rally fan." Viva Lancia!

"It's read so easily regardless of whether you're a 'Grale diehard or a casual rally observer. And if you're an engine-bay fanatic, like we are, you'll drool for hours at all the images of every variation of the Delta, be it an 8V or 16V, Group A or road spec." Wheels.de

   

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