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Sub zero 8 40.00%
Cool 11 55.00%
Uncool 1 5.00%
Seriously uncool 0 0%
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Cant see it. Is it the S4 or the Integrale?
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Wish we still had our HPE....
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Cant see it. Is it the S4 or the Integrale?
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Oh no you don't. You need to pick one, because that roadgoing S4 Stradale homologation thingy looks ridiculous.
I think it's important to be clear about which version of a car is up for discussion, e.g. the '80s Lancia Delta could be had with a 75hp 1.3l or even a diesel.
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They are all uncool anyway. Doesnt matter which version
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Love them.
Would have one in my fantasy garage easily.
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Sometimes with these polls we are too specific, eg Mini Cooper Sport Classic 500, or Alfa Sprint 1.7 QV, or Lancer EVO 10 (not 9, 8, 7, 6……. Zzzzzzzz), or Range Rover CSK. Other times, as here, we are too generic. The basic Delta was a dreary tin box that, as befits a former ECOTY, nobody bought. The S4 has also featured before so surely can’t be included again? If it includes the whole range from dreary tin box to S4 it has to be uncool.

It's akin to picking the Ford Escort. Are we talking about FEV 1H, a MKIV base spec 1400CVH, a Cossie, a Zakspeed RS1800 or what?

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I'll have the nicest Integrale you can find, and say it's very cool.

Race cars on the road look daft, not cool.
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Oh no you don't. You need to pick one, because that roadgoing S4 Stradale homologation thingy looks ridiculous.
I think it's important to be clear about which version of a car is up for discussion, e.g. the '80s Lancia Delta could be had with a 75hp 1.3l or even a diesel.
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I'm voting cool on the basis that we're talking about the Integrale not the boggo boring stuff or S4. It might well be sub-zero on reputation and I love them to bits but IMHO they probably fall just this side of sub zero.
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Uncool.

Mechanically very good (I love the Lampredi engine) but styling wise they are dreadful.

They look like a box with wheels only not as stylish.
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hand on heart, I'm going cool for the boggo versions.

It's easy to be cool with spoilers and flared arches, etc (and I do love the butch 4x4 Deltas) but I think the early cars looked so daintily elegant and sophisticated when they came out.
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hand on heart, I'm going cool for the boggo versions.

It's easy to be cool with spoilers and flared arches, etc (and I do love the butch 4x4 Deltas) but I think the early cars looked so daintily elegant and sophisticated when they came out.
I can see the appeal of the early cars. They looked very light and related to the Scirocco that Giugiaro had styled not long before . ITALIAN CARS CLUB • Afficher le sujet - Lancia Delta : Histoire et Caractéristiques . Note the intrusive tail lamps and short overhang early on .
Some good pics of the styling models here . The famous American designer Syd Mead worked with giugiaro on the interior and illustrations .
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hand on heart, I'm going cool for the boggo versions.

It's easy to be cool with spoilers and flared arches, etc (and I do love the butch 4x4 Deltas) but I think the early cars looked so daintily elegant and sophisticated when they came out.
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I can see the appeal of the early cars. They looked very light and related to the Scirocco that Giugiaro had styled not long before . ITALIAN CARS CLUB • Afficher le sujet - Lancia Delta : Histoire et Caractéristiques . Note the intrusive tail lamps and short overhang early on .
Some good pics of the styling models here . The famous American designer Syd Mead worked with giugiaro on the interior and illustrations .
Cue2 - perfect, thank you! question - is it normal practice for a styling buck to have different treatments either side front and rear? I have seen this before.

Also, was there a Delta saloon? I'm sure there was but for life of me i cannot think of its name. The Trevi was a beta, the Regata a Fiat, the Tempra a Fiat...what was the Delta saloon called? Help! It's driving me nuts
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Hi Mate.
The berlina was the Prisma!
It was not unusual to have an asymmetric styling model; you just need a centreline mirror! Then when you've gone for one side you can balance it.
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The berlina was the Prisma!
It was not unusual to have an asymmetric styling model; you just need a centreline mirror! Then when you've gone for one side you can balance it.
Prisma! that was it! i was tearing my hair out trying to remember! thanks buddy - phew!

ok yep the asymmetric split makes sense now. I love styling bucks, seeing how a car evolved and got to what it eventually became.

Is there a book or site that collates them do you know?
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http://www.carstylingmag.com/compone...f5a9df3a66.jpg
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Are good resources. I've got loads of them back to the early eighties.
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Are good resources. I've got loads of them back to the early eighties.
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