MORE RARE THAN YOUR DEFINITION OF RARE





Love it, hate it or just plain don’t understand it… The Lancia Hyena is just that.

The floor-pan structure, power unit and foot-work is of the Delta Integrale. Everything else moving upward was designed by the late Marco Pedracini, possibly better known as Zagato to you younger chaps.

The two-door body is made up of composite/alloy, as for the interior, you will find yourself overwhelmed with carbon fiber. Because of this the Hyena is about 200 kilograms lighter than the original Integrale.

This particular Hyena did make a pit stop in Japan before coming home to Canada. The exhaust system and entire foot work department was completely swapped with everything PRESTO JAPAN had to offer.

It’s not something you see everyday, let alone drive one. I had the pleasure of just that this evening. Only 24 of these were ever made, and there is only one in the whole of North America.

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WELCOME BACK MARTINI 5





Although it was just a simple servicing, it is always nice to see the Martini 5.

PLAY TIME WITH AN EVO II FINAL EDITION



The Final Edition made a visit to Evo Garage this late afternoon.

LEDA SYSTEM INSTALL ON THE INTEGRALE EVO




The superior suspension setup consisting of Koni Yellows with Eibach springs were taken out of the Integrale Evo a couple nights ago, from the car to it’s final resting place, the trash bin. For it’s replacement the Evo was given a brand new set of custom made 24-way adjustable bound and rebound Leda coilovers paired to some Eibach springs.

Because spending money on expensive pretty lug nuts are a must, extended studs were installed to the front and rear hubs, replacing the traditional European concept of using wheel bolts.

BRAKING SYSTEM CLEANED UP




Shortly after the Evo arrived, there was always this question of why does this car not stop as it should. Last night the calipers were taken apart for a deep clean and service, not so surprised to see one of the rears were seized, luckily it was able to be saved. The lack of braking performance was also caused by three of the four lines being semi to completely clogged, luckily there was already a set of Goodridge stainless brake lines here. The Endless pads that went into the car earlier this year were chucked in place for Ferodo DS2500s, Brembo sport slotted rotors were also installed.

GOODRIDGE: A BACKGROUND OF RACING HISTORY
For more than twenty years, Goodridge have been supplying hose and fittings to the world’s leading race teams. Ongoing research and development means that the lessons learned on the track are passed on to you, the serious user.

These race-bred brakelines are constructed from the finest quality hose, consisting of a PTFE inner and stainless steel overbraid.

• Eliminated sponginess under heavy braking.
• Increases braking efficiency.
• Abrasion and corrosion resistant.

EVO TAKE DOWN





It’s been almost a week now from when the Evo first arrived, since then it has been striped down to address some major wiring issues. Inside the cockpit you immediately see a GReddy controller paired to some Apex’i controller, relayed over to some other JDM controller, wired over to some boost gauge, all of which did not function. Along with all the modern computers, came a load ton of wiring that really didn’t lead to anything, more tapped into places where it should not have been tapped to. Rather than sorting each unit out and tracing hundreds of wires, it was all pulled and placed into the garbage where it belonged, currently still at the restoring point of the main cabin harness.

LEDA SUSPENSION FOR THE INTEGRALE EVO




Arriving at Evo this afternoon all the way from the United Kingdom were a set of custom LEDA coilovers for the Lancia Delta Integrale Evo. With aftermarket support starting to pile up here, it shouldn’t be too long till the Evo reaches full tune after it arrives.