The latest episode of The Grand Tour features a great movie detailing the epic battle between Audi and Lancia for the 1983 World Rally Championship.
Nowadays, Italian automaker Lancia isn’t very well known, but there was a time when it manufactured the 037, a mid-engine sports car that helped the brand win the manufacturers’ world championship in 1983. But there’s a lot more to the story than just rear-wheel drive vs. all-wheel drive. As Clarkson details in The Grand Tour segment, the 1983 World Rally Championship was a battle of David vs. Goliath with Lancia pulling all sorts of tricks at the races.
But before Clarkson goes into detail of that race season, he gets behind the wheel of a Lancia 037. And regardless of whether or not you’ve ever heard of the Lancia 037, it’s a great watch. Amazon Prime Video has shared a teaser clip of Clarkson testing the Lancia 037, but you’ll need a subscription to watch the entire episode.