Lancia Hyena Zagato joins Jalpa, RS500 and extra at Race Retro public sale
Like several artworks, Italian coachbuilder Zagato has as many critics because it does followers, however certainly one of its extra profitable designs must be the Lancia Hyena – and when you’re a fan, then you definitely’ll need to control this February’s Race Retro Traditional & Competitors Automobile Sale.
A imply and really inexperienced Zagato Hyena is among the many heaps to have been revealed to date, and it’ll take one thing particular to high it for drama, although different distinctive listings embrace a Lamborghini Jalpa, a Sierra RS500 prototype, a Ferrari 348 GT Competizione, and a pair extra uncommon choices together with a Volkswagen XL1 and a Tesla Roadster.
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The very first thing to catch our consideration concerning the Hyena is its color – a particular order inexperienced metallic that actually reveals off the weird Zagato strains. These strains, as chances are you’ll know, are draped over the construction of a Lancia Delta Integrale Evo II, so there’s bark to match the Hyena’s chunk – a quoted 250bhp from the 2-litre turbocharged engine.
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The automobile, quantity 9 of 24, has moved from Luxembourg to the Netherlands to Germany since being registered in 1992, and has amassed solely 9500km in that point, with its most up-to-date service at 8800km in October 2018. No reserve is quoted, however lately automobiles have failed to satisfy their €200k-plus estimates. A 1994 automobile offered in Paris in 2017 for €161,000.
Subsequent up is what’s being described as “presumably the world’s greatest re-creation” of a 1966 Alfa Romeo TZ2. Its fibreglass physique has been labored utilizing the unique Autodelta moulds from the 1960s, its chassis constructed by the unique constructor with the right specification metal, and it options the right FIA papers for eligibility into varied historic race conferences.
At 170bhp its energy output maybe doesn’t match the dramatic styling, however the TZ2’s secret weapon was its low mass – at 620kg it’s 100 kilos lighter than an early Elise, and may high 160mph. It’s unlikely to match the costs achieved by originals, however given its accuracy, it’ll be attention-grabbing to see what it goes for – and hopefully see it on the grid of racing occasions over the subsequent few years.
Sierra RS500 Cosworths appear to be a well-known sight at latest auctions, although fewer of them are early prototypes. The automobile being supplied at this yr’s occasion is chassis quantity three, initially used to check the automobile’s turbocharger and intercooler. Being a prototype it has a vibrant historical past, not least as a result of it makes use of an Eggenberger Motorsport-tuned engine, as soon as fitted to chassis 10, previously owned by Steve Soper. The estimate is £60,000-£70,000.
Two Italians catch our eye subsequent – a 1983 Lamborghini Jalpa, blurring the strains stylistically between the 1970s and 1980s and on the time, providing a barely much less combative driving expertise than the barmy Countach.
It wears an estimate of £68k-£78okay, which makes it the cheaper of the 2 mid-engined, red-painted Italians, the opposite being a 1993 Ferrari 348 GT Competizione with a £120k-£150okay estimate. The Competizione was a correct racer for the street, 190kg lighter than the usual automobile due to carbonfibre panels. This one’s contemporary off a three-year restoration, and as Silverstone Auctions factors out, rarer than a 288 GTO, F40 or F50.
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Providing a really completely different flavour are two icons not of velocity, however financial system – but for some are as unique as any supercar. The primary is among the late Ferdinand Piech’s pet tasks, the Volkswagen XL1; a automobile to financial system driving that the Bugatti Veyron was to high velocity. The quoted 313mpg provides some indication as to its mission, however a carbonfibre construction, butterfly doorways and one of the vital aerodynamic manufacturing automobile shapes ever devised have the single-minded objective of a 911 GT3. It ought to attain £50k-£60okay, considerably lower than it price when new.
Related cash ought to be sufficient to safe the opposite eco-friendly sports activities automobile crossing the block at Race Retro, a 2011 Tesla Roadster. The Roadster was among the many very first electrical automobiles to problem the G-Wiz/milkfloat picture of early EVs, and its efficiency – 0-62mph in 3.9sec – nonetheless stands up at present. So too does the vary: a quoted 200 miles. In case you’re bored of massive electrical SUVs, perhaps the antidote is a correct electrical sports activities automobile.
This yr’s Race Retro Traditional & Competitors Automobile Sale, by Silverstone Auctions, takes place on the 22-23 February on the Race Retro present at Stoneleigh Park. Viewings can be found on the 21st.