Saturday, April 10

Preview: Italeri's new 1/12th scale Lancia Delta Integrale on the way...

1/12th scale cars are all the rage it seems recently. Italeri has been in the game for a while now, and their run of home-grown iconic cars is impressive and attractive for modellers. We have the box art, CAD images and some speculation on the markings included in the box in our preview...

Preview: Italeri's new 1/12th scale Lancia Delta Integrale on the way...

Lancia Delta Integrale
1/12th scale
Kit No #4709
Plastic injection moulded kit, Vinyl tyres and multimedia accessories included.
Italeri continues in their tradition of immortalizing great Italian cars in plastic. This, their latest kit is presented to us in CAD for today, it represents the Lancia Delta Integrale in 1/12th scale.
The Subject: The Lancia Delta Integrale HF
The Lancia Delta HF four wheels-drive is considered an Icon of the Rally Competitions History. The Delta HF was produced in the second half of the 80s and participated in the World Rally Championship from 1987 to 1988 winning two world titles and achieving important results in a lot of competition as the Rallye de Monte-Carlo and the Rallye San Remo. The Lancia Delta Integrale was the evolution of the Delta HF. 
It was introduced in 1988 and dominated the World Rally Championship winning several constructors’ championship and an impressive number of competitions up to 1993. Updated in many aesthetic details that made it more muscular and aggressive, as the enlarged fenders and the new designed air intake on the engine bonnet, the Lancia HF Integrale was also improved in driving and engine performance. 
The 1995 cm3 turbocharged engine increased its power up to 185 hp. The Lancia Delta Integrale dominated the World Rally Championship between the 80s and early 90s, bringing many famous pilots as Miki Biasion or Juha Kankkunen to victory.

The new kit from Italeri
Italeri has supplied some CAD images of this kit from the inside out - starting with the general shape of the car from a few different angles...
The famous flared guards on the front and rear are featured in this kit, as well as the small vent ont he roof front.
The width of the car is profiled here - even though the car is very short in real life, with the flared guards and large wheels (plus the disk brake coolers) the car is surprisingly wider than one might think.
The boot and bonnet (Hood and trunk for you yanks😉) is able to be opened on the kitt o show you just how tightly crammed the engine and fuel tanks is in there.
From a side profile showing you the angles of the boot and bonnet.
The heart of the Integrale - the turbocharged 2-litre Lancia 16v engine produced 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) at 5,500 rpm, for a maximum speed of 137 mph (220 km/h) and 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.7 seconds. Changes included larger injectors, a more responsive Garrett T3 turbocharger, a more efficient intercooler, and the ability to run on unleaded fuel without modification.
The rear compartment showing the incredibly small space inside after the rest of the car is fitted into the 
A closer look at the fuel tank and rear compartment...Is there even room for a spare here?
The roll bar of the car is prominent in this shot of the car without the external panels. The twin racing seat and spare tyre (there it is!) are the only thing apart from the controls that fit inside the cabin.
A look from the rear to the front instrument cluster here showing the racing variant's additions and roll bar to good effect.
Markings:
We do not know too much about the kit right now, although the box art of the kit depicts the Lancia Delta HF 16V Integrale 1990 Rally Monte Carlo Rally Winner, driven by Massimo 'Miki' Biasion and Tiziano Siviero. We noticed that on their 24th scale version they also included the alternate number 7 marking of the crew 

That is all we know about this kit so far. More details will be released in the next few weeks including the colours, plastic, sprues and other details of the kit. You can see more about Italeri's kits from their website.