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Monday, November 16, 2020

Abarth Scorpione Coupe

After discussing one of the beautiful cars that the Abarth & C. S.p.A. had worked on in collaboration with Carrozzeria Ghia in 1953 named Abarth 205 Sports 1100. So, on this occasion, we will discuss other sports cars that have been built by the Turin-based automotive manufacturer in the 1950s and 1960s such as the Fiat-Abarth 750/850 sports car models.
1959 Fiat-Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione Allemano. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ljik5E)
Actually, this car adopts the floorplan of the Fiat 600 and is featured with an Abarth upgraded engine. These models also created several derivatives, which were sold as the Fiat-Abarth 850, Fiat-Abarth 1000, and Abarth Monomille (1000 pushrod).
1959 Fiat-Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione Allemano. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ljik5E)
Abarth also offers a number of bodyworks from several coachbuilders, such as Zagato, Allemano, and several others. One of Abarth's most iconic and successful designs is the Abarth 750 GT Zagato Coupé with its typical double-bubbled roof. Other successes include the Abarth Record Monza, as well as the Abarth Allemano Spyder and Allemano Coupé.
1959 Fiat-Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione Allemano. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ljik5E)
Meanwhile, the Fiat-Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione with coachwork done by Allemano and became one of the rarest of their creations. The Scorpione was first shown at the 1959 Geneva Motor Show. It was equipped with an 833 cc Fiat 850 single-cam engine capable of developing a power of 51 hp (38 kW) at 6,000 rpm, and made the Scorpione can afford the top speed of 96 mph or 154 kph.
1959 Fiat-Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione Allemano. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ljik5E)
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione is also equipped with a rear-wheel-drive system, with a four-speed manual transmission. Scorpione can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 14.3 seconds. Although this coupé model looks more elegant and comfortable than the Zagato version, it is heavier in weight and is considered less sporty by some.
It is estimated that only 41 units of this Fiat-Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione have ever been built by Allemano, where this car offers a number of comfort with light steering, compact seating. four-speed gearbox, so that the sensation of fun to drive can be felt. It's no surprise that the Scorpione is one of the most iconic and rarest Abarth cars of all time. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VELOCETODAY | CARSTYLING.RU ]
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