Lancia unveiled a new, exciting sports saloon in 1984, the Delta HF Turbo. Based on the Delta hatchback, first seen in 1980, the HF Turbo brought with it more power thanks to its new turbo system. Initially the HF Turbo's twin-cam four developed 130bhp using carbs, later fuel injected versions gave out 140bhp.
Using the same compact five door hatch body as the standard delta the HF Turbo combined power with usable practicality. In 1988 a special "Martini" version was offered reflecting the then current Lancia rally sponsorship deal with the famous drinks firm, sporting a white paint finish along with red and blue stripes.