Abarth decided to recall in an interesting way one remarkable car from its history.
It is called Abarth 1000 Sport Prototipo (SP) and in its time, in the 60s of the last century, it was a successful racing special. Only 3445 mm long, 930 mm high and weighing only 480 kg, the car was powered by a centrally located liter four-cylinder with 105 horsepower, which could drive it up to 230 km / h. Abarth cites victory in its class at the 1966 Nürburgring in 1966 as the machine’s greatest success.
The traditional Italian brand has now decided to recall the small racer with its modern interpretation. She chose the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider as the basis, but she adjusted it visually to resemble the Abarth 1000 SP.
Spider thus got new headlights, “plumper” fenders and especially a number of new holes in the body. It also got on the protective frame behind the seats. With some details, the novelty is really very similar to its model.
However, what stands out in direct comparison with the pattern is the different size. The Alfa Romeo 4C is not exactly a big car, yet next to the Abarth 4C Spider it looks huge. But it only shows the development of light sports cars.
The technology apparently went unnoticed, as Abarth mentions the presence in the middle of a turbocharged four-cylinder with a volume of 1742 cubic centimeters and an output of 240 hp (177 kW).
If you like the modern interpretation of the racing Abarth from the 60’s, and you would like to buy such a car, for example, then you are unlucky with the probability bordering on certainty. It seems to be just a design exercise and a one-piece affair. Abarth 1000 SP allegedly also exists in a single copy.