Over the last few years, scale vehicle models have experienced a major influx in popularity, and in response, a handful of modelers and companies have stepped up to meet this increasing demand with ever-more complex and detailed car kits. One such outfit is Italian brand Italeri, which has just raised the bar in the scale model space with the introduction of an all-new 1:12 scale kit of Lancia’s legendary Delta HF integral 16v rally racer.
Benefitting from new, highly-detailed custom molds developed to produce this kit, this 1:12 scale model of the Group B homologation special features a slew of incredibly-lifelike scale elements including rubber wheels, plexiglass windows, and a remarkably accurate take on the Delta’s boxy, flared bodywork. Measuring 12.83”, the model’s interior is equally involved, with a full roll cage, a pair of racing seats, a race-spec fuel cell, and a full-size spare wheel. Rather than being sold as upgrade kit parts, this Lancia model comes straight from the factory with a host of thoroughly impressive minor elements such as custom aero disc wheel covers, highly-detailed instrumentation gauges, working suspension, real seatbelts, actual mirrors, an ultra-accurate recreation of the car’s engine bay, opening doors and bonnet, photo-etched and chromed parts, mini scale springs and hoses, and functional mudflaps — all of which help to collectively place the Lancia kit in a class of its own. What’s more, the kit is also sold with an included decal set that recreates the Lancia rally racer’s iconic Martini Racing livery.
Sold with interior and exterior decals sheets, the Italeri Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v 1:12 Scale Model is available now, with pricing set at €200 (~$229).