Matteo has come up with two versions of the reimagined Delta. The first one is murdered out, finished in black, with contrasting wheels, while the other has received a Verde Prato (Green grass) paint job to go with the multi-spoke bronze wheels.
The wide-body Lancia Delta resto-mod looks menacing and to our (pleasant) surprise features a three-door body style, instead of five. This is something we probably won’t be seeing much longer on modern hot hatchbacks, as “there isn’t enough interest”. I begged to differ.
Regardless, of whether the three-door hatchback will stay or disappear, the Lancia stays true to its roots.
Matteo has retained the overall boxiness, but has smoothened out the body, to make it look like a retro-futuristic hot hatchback that has been made today. The short overhangs are further accentuated by the wide fenders, which are both aggressive and easy on the eye – a difficult feat to pull off.
Unlike other pixel artists, Matteo hasn’t come up with performance figures for his Lancia Delta resto-mod, but we are certain that with such a striking design, it would have at least 300 horsepower from a turbocharged inline-four, all-wheel drive, and a six-speed manual.
We can only hope that Lancia (or Stellantis) hears our desperate cries for a proper, rally-inspired, Italian hot hatchback. And, please, stop making the Ypsilon already.