Lancia Delta Integrale reborn as Automobili Amos Futurista

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Italian coachbuilder Automobili Amos is hoping to become the next successful ‘resto-modding’ company, following in the steps of Singer. But where Singer focuses on exclusive and painstakingly detailed versions of classic Porsches, Automobili Amos is focusing its attention on Lancia’s Delta Integrale hot hatch.

Christened the Lancia Delta Futurista, the car takes its base from a standard Lancia Delta but is thoroughly rebuilt with new modern materials and techniques to help give the classic shape a new level of performance and luxury.

The company uses an original Delta chassis as a base, but upgrades the notoriously rust-prone body panels with a wider, hand-beaten aluminium body. A front end, bonnet and rear panels made from carbonfibre help the Futurista weigh in at 1250kg – some 90kg less than the original car.

The original Integrale’s engine has been overhauled with a custom water cooling system, air intake and exhaust, as well as a rebuilt differential and reinforced transmission. That results in a claimed power output of 330bhp – higher than many current hot hatches, including the Honda Civic Type R.

The Futurista is on track to join the Stratos as the second reborn Lancia model, although Manifattura Automobili Torino’s version of the Italian classic is based on the Ferrari F430 rather than an original Stratos body. Automobili Amos has instead followed the ‘restomod’ approach of Porsche specialist Singer. Only 20 conversions will be made and each is expected to cost around $350.000.