Electric Lancia Delta on the way to the 2022 RX World Championship

At the weekend, the Swede Johan Kristoffersson overcame a 17-point deficit on Timmy Hansen and won his fourth driver’s title in the World RX. When the Swede competes in next year’s campaign, which will go all-electric, the eyes may not be on him, but on a Franco-Italian runner hidden between the 14-car field. This is because the French World RX team GCK Motorsport will use the body of the Lancia Delta Integrale in next year’s all-electric silhouette series.

Last year, the French company Green Corp Konnection (GCK) made its off-track debut Lancia Delta Evo-e, a converted Delta Integrale that was equipped with an electric AWD drive train with two motors. GCK plans to produce just 44 of them, each of which has 197 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, capable of going about 124 miles on a load, and – get this – shifted through a five-speed transmission.

As part of its motorsport activities, the company already supplied the charging requirements for a WRX support series, the fully electric RX2e, this year. The Headline series goes electric in 2022 and becomes the RX1e, with each car using a special electric powertrain from the Austrian company Kreisel, with the twin engines together delivering 671 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque. On this chassis, GCK will power the field and bring a body shell that mimics the work of its Exclusive-e department, complemented of course with the angrier fenders and wings every WRX car needs. GCK says the car goes from zero to 100 mph in 1.8 seconds. We say it’s a shame that the customer version isn’t available with the same powertrain.

The original Delta Integrale swept eight FIA World Rally Championship campaigns between 1988 and 1992, drivers Juha Kankkunen and Miki Biasion won three drivers ‘championships, and the car won five manufacturers’ titles. As one of the most powerful pillars of support and nostalgia for Lancia aficionados who have lamented the brand’s three decades-long decline, Automobili Amos, beyond GCK’s efforts, developed an ICE Delta Restomod in 2018, and the Lancia brand is planning another in about six years.

Before GCK’s motorsport arm competes in the WRX next year, it will be running a campaign his e-Blast H2 Hydrogen fuel cell racing driver in next year’s Dakar Rally.

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