The Lancia Rallye 037 is one of the most beloved cars from the legendary Group B rally era, despite the fact it didn’t have the complex all-wheel drive systems of the Audis and Peugeots it was competing against.

Against the odds the plucky little Italian racer defeated its technologically advanced rivals at Audi to win the 1983 World Rally Championship Constructors’ title with Walter Röhrl and Markku Alen its two key drivers.

This would be the last time a rear-wheel drive car would win the WRC title, the Audi Quattro all-wheel systems would set the benchmark which would then be adopted by their competitors, perhaps most notably by Peugeot with their 205 T16 which won the the 1985 and 1986 Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles.

The majority of the development work on the Lancia Rally 037 was done by Abarth, the car was designed as a silhouette racer based on

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