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Lancia Delta Integrale: Picture timeline

It was one of the most successful rally cars of all time, and one of the best performance cars of its era. Here's a gallery of how the Lancia Integrale evolved from its humble hatchback origins

With its humble origins being routed in the 1970s, the Delta was an unlikely rally winner, but with the banning of Group B, Lancia’s WRC-winning four-wheel-drive knowledge and development was ploughed into the five-door Delta HF Turbo, and then the Integrale.

Watch Harry Metcalfe's recent 'evo Diaries' video on his own Integrale Evo 2 model, and see some great footage of the Lancia during its rally career. The gallery below charts the model from 1979 Delta 1300 to the final Evo 2 models.

Looking to buy one? Choose from a selection on evo Cars for sale. Not sure where to start looking? Read our buying guide on the Integrale here.

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Integrale Evo 3
Integrale Edizione Finale
Integrale Giallo Ginestra
Integrale Evoluzione II
1. Integrale Evo 3

Just one prototype Evolution 3 was built by coachbuilder Maggiora. Power increased to 237bhp (full story here)



2. Integrale Edizione Finale

250 'Final Editions' were built, most of which went to Japan. Black bonnet vents and yellow/blue stripe make it easy to spot.



3. Integrale Giallo Ginestra

Bright yellow special edition, of which just 220 were produced. Watch Harry's video for a closer look.



4. Integrale Evoluzione II

More power for the Evo II in 1993, as well as a number of mechanical improvements.



Integrale Club Italia
Integrale Martini 5/6
Lancia Zagato Hyena
Delta Integrale Evoluzione
5. Integrale Club Italia

Just 15 built for members of Club Italia, with push button starting, Recaro seats and a host of other special options.



6. Integrale Martini 5/6

Special editions built to celebrate the fifth, and sixth consecutive WRC wins. Martini stripes and white wheels the most obvious changes



7. Lancia Zagato Hyena

The Hyena was based on the Integrale, and rebodied by Zagato. 24 were produced, although not offically sanctioned by Lancia



8. Delta Integrale Evoluzione

Evo models got a wider front and rear track, huge wheel arches and bigger wheels as well as an adjustable spoiler.



Integrale 16v
Integrale 8v
HF Turbo 4WD
Delta S4
9. Integrale 16v

Lancia fitted a 16v cylinder head for 200bhp, larger bonnet and wider wheels in 1989, as the Delta continued its WRC dominance.



10. Integrale 8v

185bhp, blistered wheel arches, bigger wheels and larger turbo turned the Delta into a rally winner.



11. HF Turbo 4WD

The first 'normal' Delta to get all-wheel-drive came in 1986. 165bhp and TorSen differential at the rear.



12. Delta S4

Although not really related to the Delta under the skin, the S4 brought Lancia straight into the world of four-wheel drive rallying



Delta HF Turbo
Delta GT 1600
Lancia Delta
 
13. Delta HF Turbo

Hot hatch HF model appeared in 1983, powered by a turbocharged Fiat twin cam engine producing 130bhp



14. Delta GT 1600

There were a few cooking models in the Delta range, like this GT 1600



15. Lancia Delta

The Giorgetto Giugiaro-styled Delta was launched in 1979