Podium Advanced Technologies has completed the 20th Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Futurista

21 October 2022

Pont-Saint-Martin, 21 October 2022 – The last Delta Futurista in the limited series of 20 restomod vehicles produced by Podium Advanced Technologies is ready to be delivered
The Lancia Delta Integrale is an icon of the 1980s, an institution for all motoring enthusiasts. After winning 10 world titles in the WRC and 6 constructors’ titles, it retired from the motorsport scene in 1995. Automobili Amos, with Podium Advanced Technologies, has brought the myth back to life producing a limited series of 20 units in a ‘restomod’ key.

The restomod is a synthesis between the restoration of an original historic car and its modernization with new technologies and performances. Automobili Amos’ project was to transform 1990 Lancia Delta Integrale 16-valve cars into hyper-technological ‘Futurist’ cars, but with the unmistakable style of the Delta.

Podium Advanced Technologies has designed, developed, and finally assembled each of the 20 cars + 1 initial prototype.

Each of these models has a body made almost entirely of carbon fibre and an engine with a power output of 330 hp. The mechanics are completely reworked and modernised, with a new engine, new intercooler, intake, and exhaust. The gearbox and differential have been reinforced, while the suspension, brakes and wheels are completely new.

Each car is unique, having been customized according to the customer’s requirement and the road legal homologations in the various countries of destination. Each car boasts bespoke paint and interiors: from the historic Martini livery to the elegant Verde Brinzio and more eccentric colours, to unique carbon fibre solutions for the rear seat.

“The delivery of the 20th Lancia Delta Futurista is an important milestone. – comments Luca Ciancetti, Head of the Road Car and Motorsport team at Podium Advanced Technologies – It is a project that started in 2017 and that has kept us busy for several years. Delivering number 20 is a bit like closing the circle. Moreover, we normally design and develop one-off prototypes; this was the first occasion when we built a limited series. Strengthened by this experience, we are ready for new challenges.

Eugenio Amos, founder of Automobili Amos remarks: “It was a great pleasure to embark on this beautiful but complicated journey with Podium Advanced Technologies as my companion. What I appreciated most about this company is the humanity: first people and then professionals. Without them, we would not have reached this small but important milestone. After the conclusion of the Futurista project, we have decided to continue the adventure with Podium Advanced Technologies with a new project: this is the proof of how satisfied we are with the collaboration. Thanks to all the staff who have believed in us and in our ideas over the years.”

Assembly process

Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations able to handle module up to 1200 mm length
- Different cooling strategies can be handled within this station
- Similar capacity cells can be sorted and included in a module
- Fast and tack-free led lamp curing
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations can handle different cell dimensions and different thermal extraction strategies
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
Bus Bar Laser Welding
- Cutting edge laser beam technology that guarantees robust joints for several type of busbar connections
- Possibility to weld challenging reflective materials such as CU, Al and dissimiral combination of materials
- Internal development of welding parameters
- Extensive quality control such as weld penetration in process monitoring and resistivity checks
- Stations can handle module up to 1200 mm length and 600 mm width
Bus Bar Laser Welding
Ultrasonic wire bonding
- Fully automatic station
- Wire bonding with the highest axis accuracy
- Continuous real time monitoring of wire condition and process
- Integrated quality control
Ultrasonic wire bonding
Pack assembly stations
- Stations equipped with manual assistors and process dedicated tools to allow assembly teams to work in perfect ergonomic and safe conditions
- Stations equipped with torque monitored tools
- Control tracking system to verify process completion and quality monitoring
- Junction box assembly and quality control
- Controlled sealing application completed after functional test
Pack assembly stations
EOL Testing
- Battery module and pack functional tests
- BMS firmware and software flashing
- Pack cooling system integrity test
EOL Testing

Main features

  • Safety: BMS Design compliant for ISO 26262
  • Scalable slave-master architecture, handles systems
    up to 1.000 V
  • Cell dissipative balancing


  • Real time monitoring cells & components voltage
    and temperatures
  • Advanced algorithms for SOC/SOH estimation
  • Advanced SOP estimation with realtime cell
    thermoelectrical models
  • Electromechanical components feedback monitoring
    and degradation estimation (fuses, contactors)
  • Control and monitoring of the thermal management system
  • Sensing of current, water leak, internal humidity, etc
  • Ground fault monitoring of grounded or ungrounded systems

Services related to BMS

  • Testing and modelling of battery cells
    and systems
  • Experimental characterization of cells
    for accurate state estimation algorithms
    (e.g., SOC, SOE, SOH, SOP)
  • BMS hardware and software development
    for specific applications
  • Prototyping of high-performance
    battery systems
  • Consulting in the field of battery systems

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