Lancia is a classic, forward-thinking brand that wants to be again liked, trusted, and respected in the European premium segment. Lancia has been around for more than 116 years, and it looks back on some of the most well-known cars in Italy and worldwide. Lancia has won more World Rally Championship titles than any other brand thanks to the Lancia Rally 037, the Lancia Stratos, and the Lancia Delta. These racing cars, along with the elegant classic Flaminia and Aurelia models, were the basis for the Lancia of the future, with which our brand will face the challenges of electric mobility. So that this could happen,
The Salon Rétromobile is the oldest classic car show in Europe. The Salon Rétromobile will be held for the 47th time in Paris from February 1 to 5, 2023. The exhibition center in Versailles will have more than 1,000 displays from more than 600 international exhibitors for the 130,000 people who are expected to visit. Stellantis Heritage, the official group that takes care of the history of the Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, and Abarth brands, is showing a video about Lancia. Stellantis Heritage's goal is also to help people who own vintage Italian brands that are part of the group.
The racing department gave project number 37 to the Lancia Rally 037, where it got its name. At first, a street model was needed to be used in motorsport. In 1982, Lancia showed this off at the Turin Motor Show. Only 200 of the series model were made because that was the number required by the rules at the time for the so-called Group B.
Engineers were able to make a radical vehicle concept work with such a small number of cars. The chassis of the Lancia Rally 037 was based on that of the regular Lancia Beta Montecarlo. But a tubular frame has been added to the front and back of the passenger cell to make it bigger. This makes it both lighter and more stable. The Pininfarina design studio came up with the body's shape, which is both aggressive and elegant. The cockpit had very few things in it because racing, not comfort, was the primary goal.
The body was made of plastic with glass fibers to keep the weight down. The rally version of the Lancia Rally 037, of which only 53 were made, had a removable hood and trunk lid. This made it easier to work on. The rear axle also got more downforce from a large rear spoiler. The engine in the Lancia Rally 037 had four cylinders and was supercharged. The engine size went from 1,995 to 2,111 cubic centimeters during the car's racing career. At the same time, the output went from 191 kW (260 hp) to 224 kW. (305 hp).
Even though it seemed like a design flaw that the Audi Quattro had all-wheel drive and the Lancia Rally 037 only had rear-wheel drive, the Lancia Rally 037 won the 1983 season by staying on the road and turning quickly. At the time, Walter Rohrl and Christian Geistdorfer were the world champions. They won the Monte Carlo Rally and the World Championship races in Greece and Neuland. Markku Alén and Ilkka Kivimaki, who were also Finnish, won twice. At the end of the year, Lancia won the title of world champion brand for the fourth time out of a total of ten. The last car with rear-wheel drive to win the Makes World Championship was the Lancia Rally 037.
The Salon Rétromobile is also where people can learn about what Lancia Classiche offers. Lancia Classiche dissimilar to the Alfa Romeo Classiche program. The high-level staff works on the program from the inside. Roberto Giolito, who is in charge of Stellantis Heritage, and Luca Napolitano, the brand's CEO, are in charge of the certification commission. This panel's work depends a lot on the production register kept at Stellantis Heritage and the technical information needed to study the vehicles that are being looked at.
The unique VIN is used to make the Certificate of Origin, which Lancia Classiche uses to prove when the car was made and how it was set up when it was first made. The certificate of origin is made by going through all of the documents in the Lancia archives.
The Certificate of Authenticity is based on a detailed analysis of a historic Lancia. During this process, a specialized team inspects and comprehensively evaluates the classic car. Aside from ensuring the vehicle and its parts are original, essential functions are also checked. With the help of Stellantis Heritage, Lancia Classiche can use this evaluation to prove that a classic car is real.
Technicians from Stellantis Heritage, who take care of a unique collection of old Lancia, can also restore cars for private clients.