foto of the day. Hyena.

After checking out photos of the BMW Zagato Coupe concept yesterday, I found myself trying to think of the last Zagato-bodied car that i actually really liked.  Immediately the first car that really came to mind was the limited production Lancia Hyena.  

It’s important to consider that this was not only a fantastic looking car, but carried the performance to embarass a Lancia Delta Integrale.  Bold words then…..so why is that true?  The Hyena is based off the Delta Integrale, shares the same 250hp engine, but weighed 450+ pounds less (it weighed just 2550 pounds)!   So stunning to look at, and with a 0-60 time in the low 5 seconds; stunning to drive!

Completely underrated too….i would love to have one of these in my garage.  They were supposed to make more than 100 cars—however production stopped after 26 cars.  Stay tuned for a more in depth feature to come in the following weeks—-on a car i’m becoming more and more fascinated with.

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5 thoughts on “foto of the day. Hyena.

  1. timothymcn says:

    This is a great angle. I always felt like the dowdy headlights kind of let down the rest of the car.

  2. Automobiliac says:

    What about the TZ3 corsa? That was a gorgeous Zagato concept of recent memory. Not to be confused with the awful TZ3 stradale, of course.

  3. GuitarSlinger says:

    Alfa Romeo SZ and RZ . Especially after you’ve driven them . One of my personal Jolie Laide Guilty Pleasures

  4. Rvinyl says:

    Great shot! It almost looks Photoshopped it’s so good.

  5. Raphael Orlove says:

    Was this you, Syed?

    “Equally, a helpful Twitter user has just reminded me of the Lancia Hyena, a truly stunning use of Integrale mechanicals.”

    http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1155255&mid=260975&i=0&nmt=RE%3A+PH+Blog%3A+has+Zagato+finally+lost+it%3F&mid=260975

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