Electric Lancia Delta headed to 2022 World RX Championship

Delta bodywork over a spec electric powertrain, that is …

Over the weekend, Swedish motorist Johan Kristoffersson conquered a 17-point deficiency to Timmy Hansen to assert his fourth Globe Rallycross (Globe RX) Championship vehicle driver’s title. When the Swede align for next year’s campaign, which is going all-electric, eyes could not be on him but on a Franco-Italian runner tucked amongst the 14-car area. That’s due to the fact that French Globe RX group GCK Motorsport will certainly be campaigning Lancia Delta Integrale bodywork in following year’s all-electric silhouette series.

In 2015, away from the race course, French company Eco-friendly Corp Konnection (GCK) debuted its Lancia Delta Evo-e, a restomodded Delta Integrale given a dual-motor AWD electric powertrain transplant. GCK plans to produce simply 44 of them, each producing 197 horse power as well as 258 pound-feet of torque, able to go about 124 miles on a fee and– get this– changed via a five-speed transmission.

As part of the company’s motorsports activities, it currently supplied the charging requirements for a WRX assistance collection this year, the all-electric RX2e. The heading series is going electric in 2022 and also becoming RX1e, each car using a spec electrical powertrain supplied by Austrian company Kreisel, the twin electric motors putting out a combined 671 horse power and 649 pound-feet of torque. Atop that chassis, GCK perseverance the field and also bring bodywork mimicking its the job of its Exclusive-e department, added of course with the angrier fenders as well as wings every WRX automobile needs. GCK states the car will certainly do absolutely no to 62 miles per hour in 1.8 secs. We claim it’s a shame the consumer variation can not be had with the exact same powertrain.

The original Delta Integrale brushed up eight FIA World Rally Champion projects in between 1988 as well as 1992, chauffeurs Juha Kankkunen as well as Miki Biasion claiming 3 driver’s champions, the auto making five suppliers’ titles. As one of the mightiest columns of support as well as fond memories for Lancia fans that have actually regreted the brand’s three-decade decrease, past the GCK initiative, Automobili Amos created an ICE Delta restomod in 2018, and the Lancia brand plans another in about 6 years.

Prior to GCK’s motorsport arm lines up for WRX next year, it will project its e-Blast H2 hydrogen fuel cell racer in next year’s Dakar Rally.