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Lancia Delta S4

Lancia Delta S4

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Imagine a racing car that is just too quick for anyone to handle. This car is the Lancia Delta S4. 

Lancia has been very successful in motorsport over the years, mostly in rallying. Lancia wins three world titles in the '70s with the bizarre purpose-built Stratos. By this time the company's team has already progressed with the development of its successor, the 037. Unfortunately, the joy of winning doesn't last long as everyone expects the next champion to drive an all-wheel-drive car. Welcome to the most ludicrous era of Group B cars where Audi Quattro is the clear favourite. Its most brutal competitor comes from Lancia. 

Lancia Delta S4 rallying 

Designed to withstand 1000 hp

The Lancia S4 is a pure racing monster designed to withstand 1000 horsepower. Everyone knows it is impossible to achieve such power even with a four-wheel-drive. According to homologation specification, the 1.8 litre 4-cylinder engine develops only 450 hp. 

The Lancia Delta S4 is the first Group B car to eliminate the turbo lag practically. It uses a sequentially spooling Abarth Volumex R18 supercharger (working up to 4500 rpm) and a KKK K27 turbocharger (working above 4500 rpm). Such a setup is capable of handling more than 550 hp, even though testing at 5 bars of boost (2,2 in race trim) shows figures close to 1000 hp. This results in acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. 

On top of this, Lancia Delta S4 is among the first rally racing vehicles to utilise a wind tunnel and computer assistance.

A short-lived career

Lancia Delta S4 debutes in 1985 the RAC Rally in Great Britain. Despite its instant success at its very first race, this Italian beast requires a full rebuild after the competition. 

It seems that high temperatures released by the engine and the transmission melt some of the floorboard and the throttle can stick to the floor. Not what you want to happen with your vehicle while driving. 

In 1986 Lancia Delta S4 scores victories in Monte Carlo, Argentina, and Greece. In the same year, Henri Toivonen is on his way to win the 1986 championship. Sadly a fatal crash at the Tour de Corse not only puts an end to the entire existence of Group B cars but also takes his life. 

An investigation conducted, later on, reveals that Group B racers like the Delta S4 are too fast, even for the best racers in the world.

This beautiful Lancia Delta S4 art poster is created by the gifted artist Marco de Toma and printed by Simply Petrol. Choose your preferred paper and size below, and we will deliver your print anywhere. 

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  • Fine art prints

    285 gsm, 100% a-cellulose mould-made

    Fine art prints are made on German Etching Hahnemühle traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper of highest quality.

    The unique surface texture showcase the works of art in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth.

    This paper is designed for FineArt applications.

  • Posters

    180 gsm photo matt

    The high-quality matt photo inkjet paper is particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images. The special coating guarantees high resolution and high friction resistance levels.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to ship?

Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.

Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.

Standard shipping within EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.

What materials are used?

We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.

For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.

Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.

What sizes are available?

Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. Common sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, 40x28 inches. It's fair to say our prints are on the bigger spectrums of prints offered.

What is your return and refund policy?

Wea 60-day, no questions asked return policy on all print products otherwise noted on the item. Their condition must be the same as received to qualify for an exchange or refund. To start an exchange or return, please email us.

Please refer to our dedicated Return Policy page on our website for more detailed information.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.

However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.

Can I track my order?

Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.