Do you recall the Kimera EVO37? Of course you do. In a time of ever-increasingly drool-inducing restomod projects of some of our favorite rally icons of the past, this is one of the very best, particularly considering it scaled the Hillclimb at Goodwood House mere hours after its debut at the 2021 Festival of Speed.
How can a limited edition, hyper-exclusive, hyper-customized restomod rally monstrosity be made even more exclusive? You adorn it with a paint scheme that pays reverence to the rally team that brought Lancia its greatest success.
This is the EVO37 Martini 7 edition, which pays tribute to Lancia’s seven World Rally Championship victories during the Martini Racing era. The Delta Integrale won six of these titles during the Group A era, while the 037 claimed the sole Group B-era constructors title in 1983, driven by a rotating cast of the era’s greatest drivers.
Obviously, some alterations are readily apparent to the naked eye. The white body is adorned with red, turquoise, and navy stripes and a large Martini Racing logo on the rear wing. World Rally Champion motifs adorn the doors and front splitter, a nod to the special edition Martini 5 and 6 Delta Integrales that Lancia released in the early 1990s to commemorate its final WRC titles.
The wheels were designed to resemble the multi-spoke wheels of the Group A Delta Integrale, and the Martini 7 EVO37 features a quadruple lighting pod on its nose. The Alcantara interior scheme mimics the hues of a Martini, while the dashboard is completed in bare carbon fiber.
Importantly, the Martini 7 edition has a tad more performance. Kimera has reduced the vehicle’s weight marginally, while the severely turbocharged 2.1-liter four-cylinder engine now produces an additional 50PS (37kW) for a total of 550PS (405kW) sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential transmission.
There are only 37 Kimera EVO37s intended. With each individual receiving such individualized care, what do you predict will occur next?