Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has launched the Fiat Abarth 695 Biposto Record at a price of £36,610 OTR in the UK. This limited-edition is based on the Fiat Abarth 695 Biposto.
The Record edition will be limited to just 133 units which denotes the number of records that are held by the Scorpion brand. The Abarth 695 Biposto Record is built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of setting a new acceleration record in a Class G car at Monza. The feat was accomplished by Carlo Abarth himself who also had to lose 30 kg in order to fit in the tight cockpit; as he was unable to find the right driver.
The exterior is distinguished by an exclusive ‘Modena Yellow’ finish that is embellished with ‘Tar Cold Grey’ trims and a ‘695 Record’ badge on the side and on the aluminium bonnet along with 18-inch OZ alloy wheels. The interior gets special instrument panel animation, unique number plate, Sabelt carbon shell seats, four point seatbelts and a cargo net.
The Abarth 695 Biposto Record derives power from the same 1.4 Turbo T-Jet four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that pumps out 190hp and 250 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The car has an overall weight of just 997 kg and an impressive weight-to-power ratio of 5.2 kg/hp. A 6-speed manual transmission sends power to the front wheels, affording the small car with a time of 5.9 seconds for the 0-62mph (0-100 km/h) dash. This hot hatch can reach a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h).