In the late ’70s, Lancia wanted something to grab some of the market share from the popular VW Golf. A Giugiaro-penned, four-door was the result. By the ’80s there was the Delta HF; a “Hot Hatch,” turbocharged, front-wheel drive version.
At the time, the Delta 037 was competing on the world rally stage in Group B, even winning a World Championship, but it was rear-wheel drive and everything was going four-wheel drive. So Lancia created the Delta S4. An all-wheel-drive, mid-engined 500-hp racer, but it never was able to snatch the laurels away from the Peugeot 205 T16.
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