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Lancia Delta (2059)
(redrawn by lazyMK, colors by C. Wilson)

Lancia Delta (2059)

Technical Data

Equipment Type: four-wheel drive hot hatchback automobile
Government: none (privately owned)
Manufacturer: Lancia (original); current manufacturer unknown
Vehicle Registration Plate (License Plate): MF25VF1-315
Accommodation: 4-5 (driver + 3-4 passengers)
Dimensions: length 3.90 meters; width 1.77 meters; height 1.365 meters (without spoiler)
Mass: unknown
Power Plant: one engine; 12 x vernier thrusters (2 mounted per each front left/right side, 2 mounted per each rear left/right side, 4 mounted rearward in top spoiler)
Design Features: operable in a vacuum; life support system; left-hand drive (common for vehicles of this era); manual transmission
Armament: none

Description and History

A hatchback type automobile with the motif of the Italian Lancia Delta, a sports car which was popular on Earth in the latter half of the 20th century. It was said that even among passenger vehicles of the Macross Frontier fleet, this car was an especially retro-culture item (Macross Chronicle 2E Frontier Mechanic Sheet Citizen 01A). The Delta is also designed to operate for limited, short-range travel in space, typically around an Island Class ship. The Delta has twelve thrusters built into the front, rear and top spoiler sections to allow maneuvering in a vacuum. An enclosed life support system protects the occupants. Major Ozma Lee drove this Lancia Delta (featuring the S.M.S. Skull Squad emblem upon the roof) while aboard the Macross Frontier fleet in 2059.

NOTE: Fans have noted the exact model of Lancia Delta shown in the animated series Macross Frontier (2008) most closely resembles the Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione manufactured by Lancia from 1991-1992. During that period the Lancia Delta HF was a record holding manufacturers championship winner and one of the most successful rally cars ever built. A character like Ozma Lee would probably chose to drive a replica of this particular Delta based upon that legendary reputation.

Production Notes

Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 2
Driver(s): Ozma Lee
Other appearances: none
Original mechanical designer: Studio Nue

Line Art

  • official original computer model
  • Information Courtesy of fan translation (Seto Kaiba of the Macross World forum community)
    Images drawn by fan artist based upon the Macross Frontier animation materials
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist