The Kimera Evo37 will open the 90th Monte-Carlo Rally in a special Pirelli-inspired livery to celebrate 150 years since the tire company was founded.
The Evo37 pays homage to the original Lancia 037 that won the famous 1983 rally by Walter Röhrl and will be driven by Pirelli’s Motorsport Director Mario Isola and 2003 World Rally Champion Petter Solberg.
“The new Evo37 brings the legend of 037 back to the same streets that dedicated it as one of the most beloved and celebrated race cars in the history of rallying and motorsport,” said Kimera.
The hardcore coupe will be on display at the city’s Place du Casino during the three-day event.
Its special livery, designed by Kimera himself, features a combination of red, white and black paint, as well as Pirelli and Kimera logos.
The Evo37 was unveiled back in May 2021 before making its first public appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a few months later.
The modernized and improved version of the 037 is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine developing 498 hp and 369 lb ft, with a top speed of around 300 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in around 3.0 seconds.
It is based on the Lancia Beta Montecarlo’s central chassis section, with new tubular frame sections added at the front and rear.
The overhauled chassis has been fitted with adjustable Öhlins shock absorbers, modern Brembo brakes and Pirelli sports tyres, which are given a special design as part of the Monte Carlo livery.
Only 37 examples of the Evo37 will be made, each selling for €480,000 (about £406,000).
“I’m really proud to bring the Kimera Evo37 to the Monte-Carlo Rally, 40 years after the birth of the 037, on the streets where the finest pages of motorsport were written and which inspired all our work,” said rally driver Luca Betti, who previously won the Monte.