Lancia is a classic, forward-thinking brand that wants to be again liked, trusted, and respected in the European premium segment. Lancia has been around for more than 116 years, and it looks back on some of the most well-known cars in Italy and worldwide. Lancia has won more World Rally Championship titles than any other brand thanks to the Lancia Rally 037, the Lancia Stratos, and the Lancia Delta. These racing cars, along with the elegant classic Flaminia and Aurelia models, were the basis for the Lancia of the future, with which our brand will face the challenges of electric mobility. So that this could happen,
The Salon Rétromobile is the oldest classic car show in Europe. The Salon Rétromobile will be held for the 47th time in Paris from February 1 to 5, 2023. The exhibition center in Versailles will have more than 1,000 displays from more than 600 international exhibitors for the 130,000 people who are expected to visit. Stellantis Heritage, the official group that takes care of the history of the Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, and Abarth brands, is showing a video about Lancia. Stellantis Heritage's goal is also to help people who own vintage Italian brands that are part of the group.
The racing department gave project number 37 to the Lancia Rally 037, where it got its name. At first, a street model was needed to be used in motorsport. In 1982, Lancia showed this off at the Turin Motor Show. Only 200 of the series model were made because that was the number required by the rules at the time for the so-called Group B.
Engineers were able to make a radical vehicle concept work with such a small number of cars. The chassis of the Lancia Rally 037 was based on that of the regular Lancia Beta Montecarlo. But a tubular frame has been added to the front and back of the passenger cell to make it bigger. This makes it both lighter and more stable. The Pininfarina design studio came up with the body's shape, which is both aggressive and elegant. The cockpit had very few things in it because racing, not comfort, was the primary goal.
The body was made of plastic with glass fibers to keep the weight down. The rally version of the Lancia Rally 037, of which only 53 were made, had a removable hood and trunk lid. This made it easier to work on. The rear axle also got more downforce from a large rear spoiler. The engine in the Lancia Rally 037 had four cylinders and was supercharged. The engine size went from 1,995 to 2,111 cubic centimeters during the car's racing career. At the same time, the output went from 191 kW (260 hp) to 224 kW. (305 hp).