Miki Biasion’s Lancia Delta Evo III

Miki Biasion’s Lancia Delta Evo III

Ex-world rally champion Miki Biasion has unveiled his vision of the Delta Evo III that was planned but never put into production by Lancia. The new ‘Evo by Biasion’ adopts improvements that Lancia had been planning for 1994, using drawings and specifications sourced from Lancia’s ex-engineer, Bruno Cena.

The improved integrale starts with reinforcements to the body. All the original silentblocks are replaced with bespoke reinforced components while the transmission has shorter lower ratios, uprated differentials and a twin-plate clutch. The steering box is uprated to Group A standards, the Brembo braking system has 332mm front and 300mm rear discs, and Bilstein dampers are specified to Biasion’s wishes. Larger 18-inch wheels are fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.

The original Delta engine gets rebuilt pistons, crankcase and connecting rods. In regular mode, it develops 220hp but a dashboard button can raise that to 340hp via more aggressive mapping.

The three-layer paint is guaranteed for life and benefits from officially-sanctioned Martini Racing livery. The mirrors are the same as in the Delta Group A rally car. The cabin, meanwhile, is more luxurious with Sparco seats and steering wheel, while there’s extra soundproofing to increase comfort. Owners will receive dedicated Sparco clothing.

Biasion, who won two World Championships with the Delta (1988 and 1989), said: “I poured all my passion and experience into this project and I’m proud of it. I am happy to bring the Delta back to the level in which I competed with it.”

Only eight examples of the Evo by Biasion will be transformed at his headquarters in Codroipo, Udine. Prices start at 250,000 euros.

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