Car 10 months ago Share Tweet Pin Share Earlier this spring, we took a look at some imaginative renders of a Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione constructed by Eugenio Amos of Automobili Amos. And now, on the eve of Grand Basel, we’ve received official studio images of the storied rally car, which we will now explore further. According to a recent Instagram post, the automotive specialists took time to detail some of the car’s features — including 330 hp and a €300,000 EUR (approximately $347,400 USD) price tag — only later to dismiss all numerical figures in lieu of examining the baseline reasoning and inspiration behind such a project. For Eugenio Amos, the car offers a strong sense of nostalgia, harkening back to his youth and recollecting his father’s classic Giallo Ginestra, reminiscing on the sights, smells and touch of the car. Acknowledged as the very vehicle that called Amos’s automotive infatuation into being, the Lancia Delta HF is more of a passion project than anything else and will be sure to turn heads at the upcoming Grand Basel showcase. In case you missed it, Kalashnikov unveiled a retro-inspired CV-1 Electric Supercar concept. Messe BaselMesseplatz 104005 BaselSwitzerland 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 A post shared by Eugenio Amos (@automobili_amos) on Sep 3, 2018 at 4:05pm PDT Bonus: Want to stay up to date on our latest Rare Norm news ?