at Lancia dealerships across Europe, customers can order
the new Delta "Hard Black" which was presented for its
première at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and
which is now available as a special series. In Italy,
the first launch market, this
original special series is now available with two engines: the 1.8 Di TurboJet
with 200 CV Sportronic and the 1.9 Twin Turbo with 190
CV. The list price for both versions in Italy is
31,300 euros on the road.
On the outside, the new Delta "Hard Black" is distinguished by a very special body treatment
black, and it becomes the first car to be produced in this finish in a series
that isn't limited. To offer this
exclusive coating requires a long process of over 4 hours.
Moreover, as always for the Delta model the colour is not just about aesthetics, but is
part of a product philosophy that has among its constituent parts elegance,
glamour, personality, style and maximum customisation.
The new body colour is matched by the roof which is embellished in shiny black and
there is a similar lustre reserved for the
chromed mirror caps, while the twin exhaust tail pipes are also in chrome, as
are the 18-inch alloy wheels (buyers can optionally
request the 18-inch alloy wheels to be finished in the "Hard Black" body color). Inside,
there is comfortable leather upholstery and Alcantara Starlite black.
The new version of Delta also offers innovative devices in the
search for comfort and driving pleasure, including the
Delta's highly regarded electronic variable damping suspension,
known as the
"Reactive Suspension System", dual-zone automatic climate control, and
the Fiat Group's
Blue&Me infotelematic package.
This new special series of Delta can be equipped with either the
1.8 Di TurboJet with 200 CV Sportronic or the 1.9 Twin
Turbo with 190 CV. The first engine delivers
maximum power of 200 CV (147 kW) at 5,000 rpm, and maximum torque of 320 Nm (32.6
kgm) at 1,400 rpm. This is an innovative engine fitted with gasoline direct injection,
turbocharger and dual continuous variable valve timing, which confirms the
sportiness of this Lancia, and at the same time, its commitment in the field of environmental
friendliness in terms of containment of emissions and in reducing consumption.
The 1.8 200
CV engine is coupled with a modern
automatic 6-speed "Sportronic" gearbox that allows the Lancia Delta " Hard
Black" to reach a top speed of
230 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, while at the same
time the car is characterised by low consumption (7.8
litres per 100 km) and
low CO2 emissions (185 g/km) as well as having Euro 5 approval.
Alternatively, the Delta "Hard Black" can be fitted with the 1.9 Twin Turbo
MultiJet, the most powerful engine in its class with a maximum power of 190 CV
and maximum torque of 400 Nm at 2,000 rpm. This gives rise to record-breaking
performance as the maximum speed is 222 km/h and it takes just 7.9 seconds to accelerate from 0
to 100 km/h. Excellent performance, then, thanks to important technology, starting with the adoption of two turbochargers (thus the name
Twin Turbo), a compact and low inertia unit to ensure a prompt and vigorous
very low revs, while the larger one provides high-end power, approximately 100 hp per
litre, a value hitherto
reserved for petrol engines with a strong sports inclination. Even more interesting is
the availability of 300 Nm of torque at 1,250 rpm.
An original and exclusive new model it will the the star of a number of initiatives
including Mandela Day, an important event promoted by the
Mandela Foundation, an international organisation that rolls out events each year
around the world to grow awareness and tackle issues such as the limitations of
civil rights and disease.
Finally, in view of the "Open Doors" program scheduled for June 12-13, the web
will become a protagonist in the pre-launch of the Delta "Hard Black"
through a campaign
of banners on major sites and motorsports news outlets,
while the official website
www.lancianewdelta.it site will reveal some of the details of
the new car.