Former rally Driver Luca Betti founded Kimera Automobili in 2020, and the automaker released the EVO37 – a modern homage to the Lancia Rally 037 of Group B racing – the year after. With just 37 examples produced, the sports car has long been sold out, but a new special edition — dubbed the EVO37 Martini 7 — is currently available, again limited to just 37 units.
The project is supported by the Martini Racing Team and Italian two-time World Rally Champion Massimo “Miki” Biasion, and is a tribute to the team’s seven World Rally titles inclusive of both Drivers’ and Contractors’ championships won in the 1980s and 1990s. The Kimera EVO37 Martini 7 follows the style of legendary cars of the era, featuring signature Martini blue, light blue, and red stripes as well as “World Rally Champion” decals on the sides of the white body.
The exterior has also been given a carbon-fibre aerodynamic package upgrade, featuring a brand new front splitter, side skirts, and “nolder” extractors on the front grilles, as well as new air intakes. A quick-release system has been incorporated into the rear bumper, making the EVO37 Martini 7’s rear end an optional piece if the owner was inclined to remove it in order to show off the mechanicals, just as it was with the original Lancia 037 Group B Evo 2.
Performance has been boosted too, with lighter-weight carbon fibre and carbon Kevlar components used throughout the car. This results in a 1,100 kg dry weight, and with the engine now pushing out an extra 50 hp, this new version of the Evo37 is considerably faster than before.
Lastly, the interior has also been given the Martini treatment, with blue perforated Alcantara found on the seats, door panels and roof, while the dashboard follows the same colours and labelling as the race cars from the period.