Two myths of the Rally face to face.
After the disappearance of the wild Group B, the cusp of the World Championship of Rallies was reserved to the Group officers, a category that in a few years it was replaced by the current regulations World Rally Car, but that generated a few models that are as iconic and spectacular as those found in this new video from youtuber DrPittenstein.
Although they did not actually coincided in time, the Lancia Delta Integrale EVO 1 and Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI were undisputed protagonists of the last years of the Group, and their versions of street still sports very valued by the fans.
In the video you will not see these units evolve on gravel to near 200 km/h, but we can find a rich analysis of the history and the most representative characteristics of these two icons of the asphalt. Unfortunately, the audio is in English and has no subtitles, but even so, the images of both specimens are well worth a look.
In the case of Lancia, we find the version Delta Integrale Evo 1 or Evoluzione, one of the last that launched the Italian brand’s iconic hatchback and had variant of competition, not so their successors. This was manufactured in 1991 and 1992 and is the Delta Integrale most recognizable, thanks to the new and bulky bumper in a single piece. Based on the mechanical platform of the Delta Integrale 16 valves, had 210 horses and 300 Nm of torque.
unlike its rival japanese, the Delta Integrale was the whole power mechanic, it does not have the electronic elements that took hold of the automobile and sports in the following years.
The saga Lancer EVO is therefore very different, not much else new, but
that in its different iterations it had a system of traction
total with differential active and a optimization of the mechanical and the
frame almost obsessive. With each new evolution, Mitsubishi refined more
and more model, making it more nearly a model of more runs that
a mere sporting street. The copy of the images corresponds
with the Evo VI TME – ) Tommi Mäkinen Edition – and the
fans called the Evo 6 and a half.