Kimera Evo37 dons Martini livery for Sardinia Rally Car News

The Kimera Evo37 will take part in the historic Costa Smeralda rally in Sardinia in April with a special Martini livery to celebrate 150 years of Pirelli.

Inspired by the Lancia 037 to which the Kimera pays homage, the white livery features the iconic stripes of Martini Racing, the team that won the World Rally Championship in a 037 in 1983.

The names of Kimera’s main partners, Sparco and Pirelli, are also prominently displayed and the names of other companies that helped develop the Evo37 are displayed on the doors.

The Evo37 will be raced in Sardinia by two-time world rally champion Miki Biasion, who raced an original 037 in the 1986 Safari Rally in Kenya.

Biasion himself played a key role in the development of the Evo37, helping to fine-tune the revival of the rally car.

Kimera delivered its first customer car to a Dutch buyer last month and aims to deliver its second car to a Spanish customer by the end of April.

With 27 of the 37 Evo37s planned so far, the Italian company aims to build eight more cars by the end of the year.

Unveiled at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the €540,000 (£450,000) Evo37 starts life as the Lancia Beta Montecarlo, just like the 037, with tubular chassis sections added to the front and back.

A turbocharged and supercharged 2.2-liter inline-four produces 500 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, delivering a 0-62 mph time of around 3.0 seconds and an estimated top speed of 190 mph.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-25 15:07:11

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