Lancia Delta Futurista von Automobili Amos

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Dieser Umbau des legendären Lancia Delta Integrale aus den 80ern wurde kürzlich auf der Art Basel präsentiert. Die Macher Automobili Amos nennen ihn den Lancia Delta Futurista. Und er ist einfach wunderschön. Die Farbe, die Details. Bei diesem KFZ passt einfach alles.

Der aufgeladene 2,0-Liter-Vierzylinder bringt 330 PS bei 1250 Kg. Das Fahrwerk wurde komplett ersetzt und gestrafft. Im Prinzip ist fast alles neu, an dem Lancia Delta Futurista. Dennoch muss der Käufer einen eigenen Integrale mitbringen, auf Basis dessen dann der Umbau statt findet. Kostenpunkt ist (trotzdem) 300.000€. Es wird insgesamt 20 Stück geben.

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This is not a press release. Automobili Amos is a serious company that doesn’t take itself so seriously. Today everyone is asking us for the numbers. How much does it weight? 1250kg. Good. How much horsepower? About 330. Fantastic. How much does it cost? About 300.000€. Expensive. The question I yet have to hear is ‘Why, Eugenio?’. Nobody has asked for an explanation so far. And I really don’t get it! In the end the numbers really mean nothing in this context. Because I’m talking about passion and nostalgia and euphoria and these feelings are not measured in numbers. So, why? Well, this car means a lot to me. It represents my romantic vision in a world that is too aseptic, too fast, that runs like the wind, superficial and intangible. This car means that I had enough of the car world, both as a client before and as a manufacturer now. I long for a bygone, idealized time when men, values and substance were at the core of the product. Therefore this car is pure, analogic, raw and essential. It took a ton of work from some very talented people but we managed to cut away all the fat and leave only what really matters to me. I chose the Delta because it’s the car that made me fall in love with cars in the first place. I was 7 years old. My father had a beautiful Giallo Ginestra. I don’t know why but it made me feel special. Those memories are made of smells, of that soft Alcantara touch, of confused noises. This is what I always look for in a car. This is what I can offer. I can only offer what I like, even if it’s an end in itself, apparently useless. #AutomobiliAmos #LanciaDeltaFuturista #MakeLanciaGreatAgain

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Die Frage nach dem „Warum“ beantwortet Eugenio Amos mit Argumenten, direkt aus dem Herzen.

Today everyone is asking us for the numbers. How much does it weight? 1250kg. Good. How much horsepower? About 330. Fantastic. How much does it cost? About 300.000€. Expensive.

The question I yet have to hear is ‘Why, Eugenio?’. Nobody has asked for an explanation so far. And I really don’t get it! In the end the numbers really mean nothing in this context. Because I’m talking about passion and nostalgia and euphoria and these feelings are not measured in numbers.
So, why?

Well, this car means a lot to me. It represents my romantic vision in a world that is too aseptic, too fast, that runs like the wind, superficial and intangible. This car means that I had enough of the car world, both as a client before and as a manufacturer now.

I long for a bygone, idealized time when men, values and substance were at the core of the product. Therefore this car is pure, analogic, raw and essential. It took a ton of work from some very talented people but we managed to cut away all the fat and leave only what really matters to me. I chose the Delta because it’s the car that made me fall in love with cars in the first place. I was 7 years old. My father had a beautiful Giallo Ginestra. I don’t know why but it made me feel special. Those memories are made of smells, of that soft Alcantara touch, of confused noises.

This is what I always look for in a car. This is what I can offer. I can only offer what I like, even if it’s an end in itself, apparently useless.


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