Lancia Delta S4 gallery

Racing History

In the second part in our five-part Group B picture special we look at the Lancia Delta S4 – another car that Richard Heseltine and photographer Lyndon McNeill found in Teo Martin’s collection. Heseltine recently traveled to Spain to visit the 1980s Spanish hillclimb champion’s car collection which is housed in a spotless workshop. Among the 80 vehicles, which range from the rally cars to circuit and touring racers, were an Audi S1, the Delta you see here, an MG Metro 6R4, a Ford RS200 and a Peugeot 205 T16.

There’s a full Group B celebration in next month’s magazine in honour of the 30th anniversary of the era’s demise.

Lancia Delta S4

Engine: mid-mounted DOHC 1759cc four-cylinder (turbocharged and supercharged)
Power: 480-620bhp
0-62mph: 2.5sec (on gravel!)
Results of note for the S4: 1985 Lombard RAC Rally (Henri Toivonen), 1986 Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo (Henri Toivonen), 1986 Marlboro Rally Argentina (Miki Biasion), 1986 Rallye Sanremo (Markku Alén), 1986 Olympus Rally (Markku Alén). 

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