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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Abarth 1000 SP racer reborn under Alfa's 240 hp engine

In today's automotive world, it is commonplace for an automative brand to launch a new car model in honor of its old production model which proved to be successful in a racing event in its time. 
The New Abarth 1000 SP (Sport Prototipo), a retro-styled two-seat concept was designed with emphasis on lightness; takes its engine from Alfa Romeo 4C as the homage to its 1966 Abarth 1000 SP race car. (Picture from: Autocar)
This was also done by Stellantis NV. (Stellantis) through its subsidiary Abarth launched a retro-styled two-seat concept was designed with emphasis on lightness; takes its engine from Alfa Romeo 4C. As we found on the status of Adiljal on the Twitter, this beautiful concept car seem like fitted to this context.
Front three quarter view of the New Abarth 1000 SP (Sport Prototipo) on the right and its inspiration sourced, the 1966 Abarth 1000 SP race car. (Picture from: Autocar)
Through this car, it said that the Abarth engineers have intended to produce a modern reinterpretation of the 1960s Abarth 1000 SP race car designed by Mario Colucci. The New Abarth 1000 SP (Sport Prototipo) is a one-off homage to the car that made its debut 55 years ago and won the Nürburgring 500km in 1966. It was initially designed to compete in both endurance races and hillclimbs and enjoyed success as in various motorsport disciplines.
Right side view of the New Abarth 1000 SP (Sport Prototipo) on the left and its inspiration source, the 1966 Abarth 1000 SP race car. (Picture from: Autocar)
The retro-styled concept takes the form of a mid-sized sports car and is larger than the original, but it features several nods to the original design. Lightness, agility and aerodynamic efficiency were key to the design,

The concept is constructed around a carbonfibre and aluminium chassis, featuring overlapping triangle suspension with MacPherson struts in the rear, and is powered by the same 240bhp turbocharged 1.7-litre four-cylinder engine that featured in the Alfa Romeo 4C roadster.
Rear view of the New Abarth 1000 SP (Sport Prototipo) on the right and its inspiration source, the 1966 Abarth 1000 SP race car. (Picture from: Autocar)
“The Abarth 1000 SP echoes the lines and aesthetic characteristics of its forerunner,” said the car maker. “The sinuous body, with the soft surfaces of the fenders highlighting the position of the wheels, takes up the pattern of the spider with a central engine.
“The cockpit glazing features shaped side deflectors, with their profile lowered towards the roll bar, the latter strictly 'in view' to highlight our being in the presence of a no-holds-barred spider.”

It’s not known if the 1000 SP will be seen on a race track any time soon, but the car maker said it will appear at some undisclosed events focusing on vintage cars in the autumn. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOCAR | AUTODESIGNMAGAZINE ]
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