Lancia Rally 037 Description
The Lancia 037 was specially made to win the world rally championship and was very successful in this area. It was born in 1982 with the collaboration of Lancia, Arbarth and Pininfarina.
Five variants of the 037 were built during the 5 years it raced:
- Stradale (1982)
- Gara (1982)
- Evolution 1 (1982)
- Evolution 2 (1984)
- Evolution 2 (1985)
The basic body was taken from a Lancia Montecarlo and modified to take the enlarged engine and stiffened for rallying.
The resulting vehicle started life as a 205 bhp 1170 kg race machine, getting more power as subsequent modifications were made. This car proved successful in a many rally events.