Lancia Delta Integrale EV to race in World Rallycross Championship

GCK Motorsport turns to a retro rallying legend for the design of its 680bhp electric racer

French auto racing outfit GCK Motorsport has designed its all-electric 2022 World Rallycross Champion (WRX) competitor on the original Lancia Delta Integrale.

The French group will field a rallycross-prepared variation of their existing Exclusiv-e Delta restomod.

Like all automobiles in following year’s WRX, the GCK Delta Evo-E will utilize Kreisel Electric’s RX1e kit, producing 680bhp as well as 649lb ft of instantaneous torque, causing “in eye-watering velocity quicker even than Formula 1”.

The Delta won eight FIA Globe Rally Champion titles in between 1988 and 1992, a fact that GCK states the name commemorates. It never accomplished the same level of success in rallycross, however, with its best outcome coming with the hands of Bruno Saby in 1988, that drove a changed Delta S4 to 2nd in the French Rallycross Championship.

GCK has previously fielded Prodrive-built Renaults in the WRX, with an ideal group coating of fourth in 2019.

GCK president and former rallycross motorist Guerlian Chicherit claimed: “We chose the Lancia Delta Integrale because it’s a lorry that made us all desire. It’s the rally cars and truck par excellence– without doubt one of the most extraordinary of its age– as well as one that remains extremely popular to this day.

” It’ll be a hectic year for GCK Motorsport, and the whole group is anticipating tackling this obstacle.”

GCK has also revealed that it will give the energy that perseverance the entire RX grid.

The firm will make use of a mix of solar energy and also “power accumulated from eco-friendly power networks” to supply power to recharge every one of the cars in the championship. GCK says that “this will certainly make the brand-new generation of Globe Rallycross among one of the most environmentally-conscious techniques in worldwide motorsport”.