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Electric Lancia Delta headed to 2022 World RX Championship

Above the weekend, Swedish driver Johan Kristoffersson overcame a 17-issue deficit to Timmy Hansen to claim his fourth World Rallycross (World RX) Championship driver’s title. When the Swede strains up for up coming year’s campaign, which is likely all-electrical, eyes might not be on him but on a Franco-Italian runner tucked among the the fourteen-vehicle field. That’s simply because French World RX crew GCK Motorsport will be campaigning Lancia Delta Integrale bodywork in up coming year’s all-electrical silhouette series. 

Last calendar year, absent from the race keep track of, French business Environmentally friendly Corp Konnection (GCK) debuted its Lancia Delta Evo-e, a restomodded Delta Integrale presented a twin-motor AWD electrical powertrain transplant. GCK programs to make just 44 of them, just about every placing out 197 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, ready to go about 124 miles on a charge and – get this – shifted by way of a five-pace transmission.

As section of the firm’s motorsports activities, it by now equipped the charging needs for a WRX aid series this calendar year, the all-electrical RX2e. The headline series is likely electrical in 2022 and starting to be RX1e, just about every vehicle applying a spec electrical powertrain presented by Austrian company Kreisel, the twin motors placing out a combined 671 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque. Atop that chassis, GCK will energy the field and bring bodywork mimicking its the function of its Distinctive-e division, appended of course with the angrier fenders and wings each individual WRX vehicle needs. GCK states the vehicle will do zero to sixty two miles per hour in 1.eight seconds. We say it can be a shame the shopper variation can’t be had with the exact powertrain. 

The first Delta Integrale swept eight FIA World Rally Championship strategies involving 1988 and 1992, motorists Juha Kankkunen and Miki Biasion declaring 3 driver’s championships, the vehicle earning five manufacturers’ titles. As one of the mightiest pillars of aid and nostalgia for Lancia enthusiasts who have lamented the brand’s 3-10 years drop, past the GCK hard work, Automobili Amos established an ICE Delta restomod in 2018, and the Lancia brand name programs another in about six years. 

Ahead of GCK’s motorsport arm strains up for WRX up coming calendar year, it will campaign its e-Blast H2 hydrogen gasoline mobile racer in up coming year’s Dakar Rally.

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