Two years in the past, Kimera launched its EVO37, a contemporary and completely attractive tribute to the 1983 Lancia 037 World Rally Championship automobile. When Kimera put its EVO37 on the beginning line of the Sardinia Rally final 12 months, the coupe wore the identical Martini Racing Staff colours utilized by the 1983 automobile. This 12 months, Kimera is utilizing a special Martini Racing livery to debut an evolution of the Kimera EVO37 that is even nearer to the unique and celebrates the seven Lancia-powered Martini Racing Staff World Rally Championship titles. The 037 gained a single title, the final two-wheel-drive WRC entry to take action. The Lancia Delta S4 and its variations gained the rest. Firm boss Luca Betti once more labored with Miki Biasion, who gained back-to-back WRC Driver’s Championships piloting the Lancia Delta, and Lancia engineers of the time to lighten and sharpen the EVO37 into the Martini 7.
Beginning with the efficiency mods, the supercharged and turbocharged 2.1-liter four-cylinder now makes 550 horsepower as a substitute of 505 hp, and 406 pound-feet of torque. Energy heads to the rear axle through a typical handbook or elective sequential transmission, however the gears have shorter, extra rally-like ratios. Gawkers are invited to additional recognize what lies behind the cockpit due to the brand new quick-release decrease bumper as was discovered on the Lancia 037 Evo 2. Undoing the clips reveals quad pipes in a white ceramic coating matching the brand new paintwork that runs all the way in which up the exhaust runners.
The brand new carbon fiber aero bundle provides intakes behind the entrance doorways, vents on the tops of the fenders, and extra descending steps within the engine cowl encompass. The brand new wheels recall the Delta Evoluzione, as does the passenger compartment, now made totally from carbon fiber and getting the automobile all the way down to about 2,425 kilos. The seats are impressed by these within the Delta S4, trimmed in blue perforated Alcantara with purple stitching that matches accents on the door playing cards and ceiling. The gauges glow in fluorescent orange, the buttons and knobs laid out simply as they had been within the 1983 Lancia 037.
The pearl impact white Martini Racing Livery with blue, gentle blue, and purple strips comes most resembles that of the particular version Lancia Delta Martini 5 and Martini 6 automobiles, produced within the early Nineteen Nineties to rejoice the Delta’s fifth and sixth WRC trophies. The opposite apparent indications that is one thing completely different are the “World Rally Championship” script alongside the perimeters and “Martini Racing” on the rear spoiler.
As with the primary iteration, Kimera will make simply 37 of the EVO37 Martini 7. We hope these gentle bars are a part of the bundle, as a result of it will be felony to drive this with out them. Kimera did not launch a worth, however someplace north of the 480,000 euros ($533,700 U.S.) of the unique is an efficient place to start out dreaming.