As any learned auto enthusiast will know, Lancia used to be one of rallying’s most accomplished competitors, racing to fifteen total constructor’s titles using such legendary vehicles as the Fulvia Coupe, the Stratos, the 037, and the Delta. However, over the years, the Italian marque has become a mere shadow of what it once was, halting production of its thrilling driver’s cars in favor of some pretty hum-drum consumer compacts.
Assuming Lancia hadn’t fallen from its former greatness, though, we like to imagine that it’d be making vehicles similar to this Delta concept designed by Sebastiano Ciarcià. At the front, it sports some slim headlights and futuristic fascia in line with a lot of EVs on the market such as the Tesla Model S and the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Around the sides, it retains the raked roofline and tapered hatch of the original, albeit updated with smoother, flowier bodywork, slimmer mirrors, as well as some extra-wide wheel arches. Rounded out by a striking hexagonal rear end complete with an integrated spoiler, twin sports exhaust, and a subtle splitter under the bumper, it makes for quite the modern-day reimagination. Check it out below.