Kimera Automobili has revealed its reimagined Group B-inspired 037 and the road-legal EVO37 will turn a few heads at the official presentation in July during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The EVO37 design was conceived by the founder and CEO of Kimera Automobili, Luca Betti who decided it was time to revisit the ‘queen’ of Group B racers while remaining faithful to the original and iconic 037 that made its racing debut at the 1982 Rally Costa Smeralda and was victorious in the rip-roaring rallies of the 80s and 90s.
Based in Cuneo in northern Italy, Kimera Automobili has retained as many distinctive muscular features as possible including the typical muscular definition of the 037 with four headlights and rally-inspired wheels each covered in Pirelli wide section run-flat tyres. The end product is an authentic road-legal “fuoriserie”, inspired by a glorious Italian racing car, realized with a contemporary design and a cutting edge making process.
An uprated monocoque chassis originating from the Lancia Beta Montecarlo underpins the EVO37’s core strength with carbon fibre panels providing the stylish looks and personality of a car that screams class from every angle you stare at it.
The project involves some of the great names from Italy’s motorsport scene including Claudio Lombardi who completely revised the engine, while Sergio Limone approved the setting of the chassis and layout of the new car. Vittorio Roberti oversaw the correct assembly process and use of the car’s materials. World Champion Miki Biasion was also involved from the beginning.
The Kimera EVO37 will be strictly limited to only 37 models in numbered series. Unremarkably, 11 of them have already been sold to various aficionados and collectors from all over the world even before the official presentation in July during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
How much will an EVO37 cost?
Expensive, but not as expensive as you might think… the starting price of €480,000 or £400,000 gets you all the characteristics inherent in the DNA of the original car with a 2.1-litre 4cyl turbo engine delivering over 500 hp and 550 Nm of torque.
What’s not to love…
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