The presentation of the two Delta Evo-e RXs marks the end of a long time-trial race which began at the end of February when driver and businessman Guerlain Chicherit confirmed his decision to create the new Special ONE Racing team and enter it in the World Rallycross Championship. It took the GCK Performance technicians three months and over 2,000 hours of work to build the second chassis, identical in every respect to the first, which was delivered last November.
All that remained to be decided was the decoration of the two cars. Initially envisaged as a tribute to a famous karting video game.
The final livery design pays homage to the Lancia Delta's rallying past, which seemed a good choice, given the unanimous reactions today in the paddock at Montalegre (Portugal), where the opening round of the 2023 World Rallycross Championship is held.
The design echos one of the liveries previously used by the all-conquering Lancia works rally team, but with subtle twist. The stripe design was hand airbrushed adding electric power elements as a nod to the cars new power. Under its upgraded vintage bodywork, the Delta Evo-e RX uses a tubular structure compliant with regulatory safety standards. With 500kW (equivalent to 680bhp) under the bonnet, it is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in an eye-watering 1.8 seconds – faster even than Formula 1.
The design was created in our 3D environment, ensuring accuracy, perfect fitment and the ability to create stunning photorealistic visuals for an electronic launch prior to the physical showing of the car in the paddock to the eagerly waiting media.