Hammond vs Lancia Delta Integrale Evo II
When he was a young man, Richard was taught a lesson on a lonely Pennine road. Time for revenge
Posted: 24 Mar 2011
It had four-wheel drive, a turboed, 215bhp, 2.0-litre engine and independent suspension front and rear. Driving it today, it feels every inch as fizzy, as potent and as exciting as it must have done in the hands of the lucky hooligan who blew me away on the Pennines road. This is not some delicate classic that needs to be driven like it's made of paper chains and porcelain. This is still a grunty, grippy thing that snouts about the place, looking for corners to burrow itself into and come roaring out of, with all four wheels firmly planted and straining to attack the next one.