31 January 2024
We review the new MINI GT Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione and accessories
MINI GT Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione, Paddock Service Tent Set and Martini Racing WRC figurines
PRICE: £16.99 (Lancia Delta), £10.00 (Paddock Tent Set) & £23.98 (WRC Figurines)
REF: MGT00455-L (Lancia Delta), MGTAC16 (Paddock Tent Set) & MGTAC24 (WRC Figurines)
MINI GT’s range is increasing all the time as the scale of 1/64 is proving to be incredibly popular all around the globe and particularly so in the UK. Add to that one of the most iconic racing liveries ever known in motorsport and we have a real winner!
The Martini Racing-sponsored Lancia Delta Integrale has been released before, both individually and as a four-car set, and this latest version depicts the car as the 1992 Rallye Monte Carlo winner, as driven by Didier Auriol and Bernard Occelli (MGT00455-L). This is an excellent casting and crams in plenty of detail, despite the scale’s size limitations. The complex, iconic Martini striping is worthy of particular note here. The win was Auriol’s first of six triumphs in the WRC that season, finishing third overall behind teammate Juha Kankkunen in 2nd and Carlos Sainz in 1st (driving a Toyota Celica Turbo).
MINI GT has also now released a pair of accessory packs to really bring your model rally paddock diorama to life. The Paddock Service Tent Set (MGTAC16) includes a plastic-moulded awning with six supporting legs. On top there are four Martini Racing-branded pole banner flags. And, for that final touch, there is also a spare set of four wheels for the Delta Integrale.
If that wasn’t enough on its own, MINI GT’s latest figurine set features five suitably-attired Martini Racing personnel, in five different poses (MGTAC24). Dressed either in overalls, or t-shirts and trousers, each figure has a different job to do around the car.
Each of these offerings are available separately, but together they make a really great combination.
You can get your hands on these models from www.clevelandsdiecast.co.uk or your preferred retailer.