We talked a lot on the Kimera Automobili website, a new manufacturer which released the EVO37 in 2021, a modernized reinterpretation of the Lancia 037 Rally, with a Volumex compressor engine inspired by the Delta S4 with more than 500 horsepower. This year they released the EVO37 Matini 7, boosted to 550 horsepower with a historic livery in the colors of Martini Racing. And here Kimera is teasing two new projects, of which we only have a few basic 3D renderings for the moment.
EVO38, full power
The EVO37 is, like its ancestor Lancia 037 Rally, rear-wheel drive. The EVO38 will be an integral, like the Delta S4 and Delta HF of the 80s. For the moment, we must be content with a fleeting sketch, but we notice, by comparing with that of the EVO37, that the The breeze is less inclined and the rear pillars are designed differently, perhaps to draw inspiration from the demonic air intakes of the Delta S4 Group B from 1986? In any case, the use of the term Integral clearly indicates a power sent to all 4 wheels and potentially higher to compensate for the weight gain.
The project is also part of history since Kimera intends in some way to realize a dream of a “multiverse”, where the 037 would have continued its career in Group B by becoming the brand’s new 4-wheel drive weapon, instead of place of the Delta S4, which some had wanted at the time.
K39, built for racing
Here, it is not the rally but the circuit that will be in the spotlight, since the K39 will pay homage to the Lancia Beta MonteCarlo Silhouette, the terror of Group 5 which preceded the arrival of the 037 in the WRC.
Originally designed for Fiat to replace the 124, it was ultimately Lancia who took advantage in 1975 to be relaunched commercially: The Lancia Beta Monte Carlo, a small sports coupe with a central rear engine. Quickly, Cesare Fiorio, then head of competition at Lancia, thought of a sporting program. This gives the Beta Monte Carlo Group 5, with a beastly design signed Pininfarina, a chassis developed by Dallara and an engine prepared by the wizards of Abarth, who graft a KKK turbo onto 1.5 then 1.7 liter blocks which will climb up to 500 RESUME. The Beta Group 5 won the 1979 world championship for brands in the 2-liter class then the overall world championship in 1980 and 1981, as well as the German DRM championship in 1980, under the noses of the Porsche 935 and other Ford Capri Zakspeed Turbo yet more powerful. The Silhouette then stopped its career, since Lancia developed the LC1 for Group C in sports prototypes, while the Beta served as the basis for the famous 037 Rally.
The sketch suggests an elongated car, “longtail” style, with a spectacular design, particularly on the rear part which will take on the beastly look of the original, with huge air intakes and very widened wheel arches, as well as than a huge rear spoiler. Note also that the K39 logo includes the words “to the clouds” and that the teaser video (to be seen on this page) begins with images of Pikes Peak. In his press release, Kimera is very explicit on the fact that the K39 is developed for motorsport. What if Kimera prepared a surprise for us in competition for 2024, on the side of a big mountain in the United States?
Response in 166 days for the K38 Integral and in 287 days for the K39