Lancia 037 Martini (1985 Monte Carlo Rally) - 1:18 Scale Diecast Model Car
The introduction of the Lancia 037 in 1982 marked the end of the rear-wheel-drive era in the World Rally Championship, as Audi's Quattro had proven emphatically that the sport's future would be driven by all four wheels. Despite being a 2WD car, however, the 037 was a formidable competitor, being the first Lancia to be developed to Group B specifications. It featured a midship-mounted, supercharged 2-liter four capable of between 265 and 325 horsepower, as well as a kevlar body that resulted in a lightweight, balanced car that proved more than a match for the Audis under the proper conditions. Indeed, the 037 would bring Lancia the 1983 WRC Constructor's Championship, the last ever for a rear-wheel-drive car.
Kyosho's line of 1:18-scale diecast Lancia 037s reaches its apex with their replica of the 1985 Monte Carlo Rally entrant of Henri Toivonen and Juha Piironen, which took sixth place overall in the classic WRC event (behind five cutting-edge all-wheel-drive contestants). Painted in iconic Martini livery that would become synonymous with Lancia's 1980s rally efforts, the Kyosho 037 features a staggering level of detail in its cockpit and engine compartment, fully capturing the feel of a Group B rally legend.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:18 scale (approximately ten inches in length). Diecast metal body, features opening hood, front clip and doors. Poseable steering.
PERFECT FOR: Fans of the Group B-era of the World Rally Championship. Lancia enthusiasts. Martini drinkers.
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