Introducing «LaSupra» Evo AKA Epic Lancia Speedhunters

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It all the way so many conversations do in the modern a faint buzz in my pocket quickly transformed into a of text in the palm of my hand. On the end of the push notification transmission was the HQ in Stockholm, where the team was at work arranging feature to be shot during our European The latest message was unmistakable and “Epic Lancia Delta Evo is to Gröndal!”

Before I even on the link my interest had already It’s rare these that I get very excited an email, but this is a little What happened next has become a regular part of life.

I entered the online work area where a was already being formed a list of vehicles that Dino and myself would be up to feature.

The latest creation to be onto the list is quite the most interesting car I’ve in recent memory. When I landed at the bottom of the thread were two images attached were scarcely larger thumbnails. The images depicted a car could only be described as a but already I could see the potential from the pixels.

As an American, the of a Lancia Delta Integrale in stock form is an exotic To have the chance to witness, let photograph, something of this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. At this I still had no idea who would be the car, and as my colleague Mr.

Dalle is of course very Italian, I have happily  grudgingly the opportunity to him.

Had I any idea how the already obviously extreme was giving away, perhaps I have called dibs there on the spot. But rather trying to stake my claim to the I let out the only response my fingers muster. “Whoa”, I typed, Lancia is Epic!” What I realize was how epic the car Peter had built truly was.

When I arrived at Gröndal my and mind weren’t exactly what the hell was going last thing I remembered was up with the rest of the Speedhunters and guest Miura-San in the hotel before traveling some of time (the exact I’ll never know as, in form, I slept in the car on the way to the circuit) and arriving in a forest that had a tarmac ribbon dissecting it.

As our car to a halt I wiped the sleep my eyes to get a better look at the new test and photography track, on this occasion was filled to the with feature cars to The whole lot of vehicles, which bear witness to in due time, was to say the least – yet there was one car that to stand above the rest.

The car was sitting on the trailer when I got out of the car and put on my Living in Hollywood I’ve quite used to bumping celebrities and acting casual, but was something about this car had me – for lack of a better word – For some reason I felt as I couldn’t look it directly in the possibly from fear of your idols’.

Eventually the car was to ground level where it was inspected by Kei Miura. Seeing his to check out the Lancia helped to get me my stage fright and I moved in and started looking over the Having seen lots of cars in the past I was expecting build to be a real ‘fifty-footer’ but the couldn’t be further from the

The shape and lines of the bodywork so clean but curiously exaggerated. Not an expert on the chassis it was difficult for me to out exactly what bits had changed, but I suspected a whole lot of work had been performed. I later find out that the entire exterior of the car save for the handles and front grill custom made in a garage.

For now I was simply admiring the form.

often half-jokingly muttered the “I’d rather be lucky good,” but on this particular it was the truth. I had arrived at the circuit day without a shadow of a doubt as to vehicles I would be shooting, but as it out, the cards would reveal themselves in my favor. The Lancia was mine, and it would a lot more than a little to keep me from shooting it.

introducing myself to Peter it was to position the car on track and begin familiarizing myself. What I to understand soon after we up was how little Lancia this car was and how it was rather a lot more Toyota than anything else. the bonnet removed for the first I started to realize just how mental the Lasupra really

Anyone who is familiar with the tuning scene will that the Supra and virtually all of its parts are highly valued in so seeing their turbocharged liters powering other is pretty common. In this bay the top of the unmistakable 2JZ doesn’t necessarily you in the face, but once you ponder the of the way it’s been placed the sting sets in.

The entirety of the from the crank-pulley back is now just behind the front line. Peter modestly me he tried to place everything in locations for good weight-ratio.” I because I had yet to realize the full that still lay in the voids begging to be discovered.

As I hinted earlier, more just an engine was borrowed a Supra. You’ll be happy to the entire driveline including the and rear end have all been from a JZA80. Just for measure, each component has coolers mounted in the rear of the car a channel cut in the body to look their temps.

While a Supra powerplant would be than enough to motivate a car of weight, Peter (being and all) had other ideas. help from the 2JZ specialists at Supramannen Racing, he was able to all the parts necessary to assemble his perversion. I could dazzle you a list of components but I fear dropping would only a build of this caliber.

just say that once been properly tuned, particular motor should be a tune somewhere in the neighborhood of a horsepower. An output like would be right at home as a on the cover of virtually any tuning on the planet, yet it still isn’t makes this car so special.

No, for you’ll have to peer past the surface, which may be said than done. first opportunity for a glimpse the true brilliance of this is awaiting you on just the other of the door; all you have to do is gently pry one of the last remaining OEM pieces of and enter.

On the inside even a ignorant like myself can that something isn’t right here. At first you begin to see a complex matrix of in the form of a roll cage, but it seem to terminate anywhere. you’re actually seeing is part safety structure, but also very much the of a home-brewed spaceframe.

Taking a good look the cabin reveals a level of and obsession that looks a lot like a factory works of the period rather than sheet metal thrown by a guy in a shed. Yet in reality only the is truth, and the hard work has an excellent job at hiding the fact this Lancia is nothing than an impostor – a roof scantily placed atop a jungle gym.

The seating is nothing less than and has been shoved about as far as it can go, with the driver’s shoulders rearward of the B-pillar. Although I actually take a seat the car, I can quite easily the false sense of immortality such a throne might For anyone who’s driven a car in the view forward is one to die for.

outside of the pilot’s peripheral are yet even more man hours of To make up for the revised seating custom pedals have used and mounted nearly a aft of their original home to the rearward bias. Just to the of the driver’s throttle leg is the massive tunnel, and atop of that a of electronics resides.

All of the instrumentation, of there is relatively little comparatively speaking, have been arranged in a driver-centric – one of the many luxuries of building a bespoke car. Everything isn’t immediately pertinent to the experience has been placed on a parcel that lies of the gauge panel just out of

While we could quite end on that note, there are many other pieces from the driver’s seat makes this car even extreme. Sure the power cockpit and bodywork are magnificent in own account, but the underpinning of the whole is possibly the most impressive I’ve seen in some

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In 2011, starting with a a saw and the body of a Delta he had owned for a Peter suffered from I can only presume was a mental From there he hacked the lid off the Lancia and slid it over the top of a frame. He then meticulously bits of metal which constructed a frame.

At the four of this grid work lay a set of uprights.

From this the madman went to work, lines and tigging them in At some point he must realized that he needed to a shock absorber of some but clearly forgot to allocate an space for them. Either or he really is a genius.

Regardless of the Peter made the decision to a set of four-way adjustable racing completely inboard, actuated by

While this type of suspension is commonplace in hypercars and at the of motorsport, I don’t know too guys firing up their and giving something this a go in their garage. With the of the suspension taken care of, were still a few loose to tie off, like what of sway-bar to use.

If history has us anything about Peter he wouldn’t take the easy In the end a five-position driver-adjustable dual-knife was utilized; I suppose anything would be uncivilized. The lever sits adjacent to the shifter to be fine-tuned at a moment’s notice weather or other conditions an immediate change in set-up.

To the build merely inspirational be an insult. While I’m sure will be some people out thinking “Why on earth anyone do this?”, I can’t but think “why on earth more people?”.  Not is it one of (if not the ) most inventive cars ever had the pleasure of photographing, also almost entirely by the owner.

For a long time I’ve a firm believer in the idea you can do anything you put your mind to, but the fact of the matter is that people never put theirs to it. this kind of perfectionism under such modest was a welcomed slice of humble I believe I wasn’t alone in the circuit feeling inspired day.

Over the course of the the Speedhunters crew was able to see the car its maiden voyage on track at Mantorp Park. It was only that Dino finally got a look at the stunning creation. a great deal of contemplation and we eventually arrived at the conclusion after nearly twenty of combined experience as automotive this was quite possibly the radical thing either of us had seen.

Yet what it is exactly I’m not certain. This is not a car, of I’m sure; it’s the physical of creativity, patience, skill and work. In many ways I argue that this expression is actually art, yet at the end of the day still doesn’t feel right.

No, there’s really one way to describe it.

Epic Lancia is, for of a better phrase… epic.


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