Group B's most legendary Lancia was its last rear-wheel-drive champion


The world of motorsport witnessed a convergence of legends in 1982. That year, the FIA introduced Group B—the dangerous, near-unlimited class that fostered some of the fastest and most powerful cars ever to hit dirt, an era spoken today with awe, reverence, hushed tones. Lancia, whose Stratos had won three consecutive World Rally Championship Constructors’ titles, introduced the 037 in partnership with Abarth. Martini Racing, for its part, placed its famed livery across this new Lancia, forging one of the longest-lasting sponsorships in rallying history.

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