1996 Lancia Delta HPE GT VVT 1.8 16v VVT


Smooth Italian racer



But the variator of the valves is beginning to make a diesel sound, so it is going to go out. To replace this piece, you have to change your cam belt and tensioner etc, so heavy cost.

I drove one time with a frozen handbrake, which led to the changing of the rear brakes.

Recaro alcantara seats are great, but wear fast.

General Comments:

The engine is very smooth, and gives a lot of low end torque for a 1.8.

When you want, you can rev it higher, then the VVT starts working and it will go fast.

Not a super GTI performer; 130hp for 1200kg, but you won't be beaten either by snails.

Recaro interior/seats are great.

Dash has a lot of gauges; oil temp etc.

Paint is still great, even my red one.

Brakes are good.

I have lowered it 3cm Eibach.

MS Design Evo 500 body kit.


17" rims.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2005