Abarth SP 1000 factory restomod entering very limited production

Fiat supposedly making five expensive homages to Abarth 1000 SP

In May 2021, Abarth developed a one-off roadster to celebrate the brand’s auto racing background, called the Alfa Romeo Abarth 1000. Based upon the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, this was a factory-made callback to the 1966 Fiat Abarth 1000 Sport Prototipo, a highly successful competition vehicle developed for gentlemen racers that wanted to do more than just turn up, yet that intended to win. The UK’s Automobile Italia magazine tweeted that FCA Heritage principal Roberto Giolito stated the carmaker would generate a minimum of five client systems of the new Abarth 1000, with a rate of around ₤ 170,000 each ($228,500 U.S.) Particulars past that must await the February issue of Vehicle Italia, as a result of hit newsstands on January 6 for UK viewers.

If this takes place, it might shut the circle on what the 4C was initially suggested to be. Legend states the concept for the carbon-tubbed 4C should have generated a hardcore Fiat that channeled the 1966 Abarth 1000. Nonetheless, considering that the 4C took a number of its hints and much of its modern technology from the limited-edition Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, it stayed with being a halo sports car for Alfa Romeo and all various other branchings got trimmed. Giolito likely exposes extra in the interview, seeing as he was head of Fiat as well as Abarth design from 2011 to 2015. The reboot suits the modern 4C save for the high, 21st-century shoulder line. The 1966 vehicle’s reduced pointy nose, curved fenders and also myriad vents and also scoops fit fantastic, and we likewise dig the exposed roll bar and also cut-down rear cowls.

For such a pricey restomod, we might have wished for some mechanical modifications. It appears there’s no change to the 4C’s mechanicals, with a 1,742-cc turbocharged four-cylinder sending its 237 horse power to the rear wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. As such, this need to most likely be called the Abarth 1740 SP or 1700 SP rather than 1000, given that the original was named after the variation of the modified Fiat 600 engine it used. The initial evaluated 1,058 pounds completely dry as well as had 105 horse power; the 2,465-pound manufacturing 4C won’t really feel as spry, yet ought to execute a little better. As soon as British readers obtain the skinny from the publication interview, we should recognize extra.