Now regular readers will know I’ve become a bit of an Abarth fan and the news that Abarth has taken the wraps off the Abarth 695 biposto and the Geneva Motorshow has me extremely excited the biposto is the fastest street legal Abarth to ever hit the streets. Rather then listen to me dribble all over this car please check out the full details below from Fiat Alfa Romeo.
- Legendary Abarth 695 makes its return after 50 years; Geneva Motor Show stages debut of Abarth 695 biposto
- Features a 190 horsepower (141kW) 1.4 T-Jet engine and weighs just 997kg to offer superior weight-to-power ratio and acceleration figures of 0 to 100km/h in 5.9 seconds
- A fusion of street and race car: the road-going reinterpretation of the Abarth 695 Assetto Corse racecar which won Class F at the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour
- First road-going car in the world currently in its category equipped with H-pattern gearbox with dog rings
- 695 biposto inherits the following from the world of racing: front intercooler, Akrapovic exhaust system, Extreme Shox adjustable shock absorbers, MXL digital data logger, Abarth Corsa by Sabelt seats with four-point seat belts, Brembo braking system, lightened 18-inch OZ rims and rear titanium roll bar by Poggipolini
- Breathtaking style for an essential two-seater dedicated to performance: fixed front windows with polycarbonate sliding panels and specific styling kit. Bumpers, side skirts, wheel arches and spoilers with carbon inserts produced by Zender
- Performance in complete safety: ABS, ESP and TTC, self-locking clutch-plate differential, racing-derived Brembo braking system and Extreme Shox shock absorbers
- Special kits to ensure maximum customisation
Abarth has unveiled its new ‘race car for the road’, the 695 biposto at the Geneva Motor Show, 50 years after the launch of the first 695.
The 1964 edition 695 featured a 699.5 cc displacement to provide maximum power of 30 horsepower (22kW), helping it reach a top speed of 130 km/h. The 695 was appreciated for its agility and versatility in town and on mixed routes.
The 2014 695 biposto features a 190 horsepower (141kW) turbocharged engine and weighs just 997kg, propelling it from 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds.
Abarth engineers shed the compromises typical of road-going vehicles such as the rear seats, xenon headlights, fog lights, climate control, electric windows and radio system to give the 695 its focused, racing edge.
Numerous features are derived straight from the track; a gearbox with dog rings – for the first time on a road-going car currently in its category – and fixed front windows with polycarbonate sliding panels (a high-performance technical material used for sports equipment and aeroplane windows due to its flexibility and resistance).
It also features a front intercooler, Akrapovic exhaust system, Extreme Shox adjustable shock absorbers, MXL digital data logger, Abarth Corsa by Sabelt seats with four-point seat belts, Brembo braking system, lightened 18-inch OZ rims and rear titanium roll bar by Poggipolini.
ABS, ESP, TTC (Torque Transfer Control), disc and clutch self-locking differential and racing-derived Brembo braking system with front floating, ventilated and perforated discs (305×28 mm) and four-piston one-piece calliper (4×38 mm) provide maximum safety to back up the 695’s sporting intent.
Automotive styling specialist Zender developed the 695’s front and rear bumpers, side skirts, wheel arches and spoiler to provide a bespoke feel.
The Abarth’s bodywork is finished in a new textured-effect Performance Grey colour, while the front bonnet trim, door handles and tailgate and rear handle feature a titanium finish.
An aluminium bonnet and carbon fibre wing mirrors also reduce weight.
The 695 biposto’s cabin is characterised by its rear titanium roll bar, ‘Abarth Corsa by Sabelt’ racing seats with carbon shell, four-point harnesses and ‘anti-intrusion’ net for securing luggage.