Who doesn’t love an old rally car, especially one as iconic as the Lancia Delta. The Lancia Delta Evo-e by GCK Exclusiv-e is the latest restomod based on the famous racecar. In a twist from the usual restomod routine, this new recreation is battery powered.
A few months ago we brought you news of the Elegend EL-1, which was inspired by the Group B Audi Quattro (read our original story here). The Lancia Delta Evo-e by GCK Exclusiv-e is not so much inspired by, but based on the boxy hatch from the Italian carmaker.
This new creation is the handiwork of GCK Exclusiv-e. GCK is owned by Dakar and World Rallycross driver Guerlain Chicherit. His company plans to build just 47 units of the battery powered rally rep for the public. Chicherit has chosen none other than Didier Auriol as brand ambassador for the project (as you can see in the video below). Auriol is a former rally driver and WRC champion who has extensive experience racing the Integrale.
The turbocharged inline four has been replaced under the bonnet. In its place is an electric drivetrain. The electric motor produces a peak of 147 kW and 350 N.m of torque. With a mass of just under 1,5 tons the Lancia Delta Evo-e can sprint from rest to 100 km/h in 6,6 seconds. A 29 kWh battery offers a claimed 200 km of range.
Interestingly, the five-speed manual gearbox has been retained. Power is still sent to all four wheels in a 47:53 split handled by three differentials. Further mechanical changes include wider tracks, new springs for a lower ride height, and larger brakes.
Subtle new appearance
The Lancia Delta Evo-e retains the same boxy appearance of the Lancia Delta. GCK Exclusiv-e adds carbon fibre bits such as the front splitter, fender intakes, rear spoiler, and diffuser. The cabin has also been spruced up and modernised. Recaro seats feature contrasting orange stitching, a Momo steering wheel has been fitted as has a modern audio system.