History of Hot Hatches in ten cars
Ten fast, diminutive hatchbacks that chart the hot hatch genome
Posted: 14 Jun 2013
1991 Lanica Delta Integrale
After the insanity of Group B rallying, the following - and altogether more conservative - Group A regs limited cars to 2.0-litre engines, 300 horsepower, and the need to be built from a far greater percentage of, y'know, road car...
Which is why Lancia integrated the Delta into its rallying program, changing the hot hatch landscape once again. In road trim it made 207 horsepower, it got to 60mph in 5.7 seconds and topped out at. Sadly, the Integrale was only available in left-hand-drive only and this stopped it being a big seller in Britain. But for those willing to deal with an inability to see what was coming towards them, they were rewarded with electric performance and planted handling.