In 2022, a new era begins in rallycross with the electrification of the World Championship. This change, in line with the GCK Group's ecological values, persuaded Guerlain Chicherit to come back in World RX After a year's absence. As a basis for this project, he and his team choose a car... Not just any car!
With six consecutive titles from 1987 to 1992, the Lancia Delta remains the most successful car in the history of the World Rally Championship (WRC) and although the car went out of production 30 years ago, Giorgetto Giugiaro’s compact, angular design still commands admiration.
Guerlain Chicherit was born in 1978 and is one of a generation inspired by Didier Auriol’s exploits while growing up. It was only natural, therefore, that the French entrepreneur turned to this emblematic model when he launched his car retrofit business in 2020 (visit GCK Mobility). The Lancia Delta Evo-e "road version" will soon go into production (visit the dedicated website).
The time has come for the car to show what it’s capable of in the sporting arena… and only a world championship will do! Underneath its true-to-original bodywork, the Lancia Delta Evo-e RX houses a tubular structure compliant with the safety standards in the FIA 2022 regulations. The chassis was designed and put together at GCK Performance in Issoire, in central France. Specific tooling was required, and it took over 2,500 hours to build.
With 500 kW (680 hp) under the bonnet, the car boasts twice the power of a Formula E car and, even more impressive, it accelerates from 0-100 kph in just 1.8 seconds… that’s seven-tenths faster than an F1 car by the same measure! The secret? Four-wheel drive and the combination of two Kreisel Electric motors delivering 250 kW each (the electric drivetrain kit used by all the cars competing in the championship).
In mid-November 2022 at the Nürburgring in Germany, the Lancia Delta Evo-e RX made a particularly promising debut, both in terms of the times achieved on the track and the enthusiasm generated outside (see the report). The data collected on this occasion is used to make various modifications in preparation for the 2023 season, in which GCK Motorsport will participate in full.