The original Delta improved by today's knowledge and materials.
The Maturo Classic specification is available in three different trim levels since every Delta owner has different wishes and purposes for their car. The levels range from an incredibly robust and reliable Delta Integrale to an extremely fast Delta with technical features derived directly from our Rally and Stradale specifications program. Each level comes with a power increase compared to the original Lancia Delta Integrale. If you are interested and would like to know more about the Maturo Classic specifications, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The chassis of the Lancia Delta was not specifically designed to cope with the forces of a 200hp engine combined with the superb grip levels achieved by the four-wheel drive system. This causes the chassis to flex, twist and eventually show cracks. Every Maturo spec is inspected on chassis damages, repaired and strengthened at key weak points with hardened Domex plating.
The marvelous Lampredi designed 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine has proven to be competitive in the world of rallying fast and quite durable. However problems like engine lubrication, timing belt malfunction, oil leakages are not uncommon, unfortunately. Every Maturo Classic spec
gets a fully rebuilt engine upgraded parts such as a reinforced timing belt, modern ECU and improved oil distribution. Optionally, things like forged pistons, steel conrods, upgraded lower block can all be specified to increase performance.
The original Lancia manual transmission has never been a strong feature. The gearbox was fundamentally too weak to cope with the forces that went through it. Therefore, the basic Maturo Classic spec receives a rebuilt gearbox with upgraded bearings, seals and an upgraded clutch. Optionally, a strengthened Group N spec gearbox can be fitted. This entails a stronger gearbox housing, lighter flywheel, high torque clutch, improved gearbox axles and an upgraded visco clutch.
The most iconic feature of every Lancia Delta Integrale is undoubtedly its 4-wheel drive system, providing excellent grip in any circumstance. The basic Maturo Classic spec receives fully rebuilt differentials with upgraded bearings, seals and rebuilt driveshaft and prop shaft. All parts are sandblasted and powder coated. Optionally, high performance driveshafts can be fitted with plated front and rear limited slip differentials along with other upgrades.
For the basic Maturo Classic specification the original brake set up is fully rebuilt with specifically upgraded parts for improved stopping power and higher reliability. The appearance of the brakes is unaltered, the performance enhanced. This is perfectly in line with the Maturo Classic philosophy. However, for those who demand more, bigger 335mm front and 272mm rear brakes are available with racing pads, perforated discs and stronger callipers.
The original suspension set up has always been a pleasant blend between sporty and relatively comfortable. Therefore, the basic Maturo Classic spec receives a rebuilt original suspension set up receiving multiple upgrades that improve on the established handling characteristics and more importantly, enhance its durability. Optionally, a high performance electronically controlled suspension set up can be fitted for improved cornering and absorption ability.