2016 Abarth 695 Biposto Record special edition goes on sale for £36,610

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 29, 2015

Abarth has announced that a limited edition of the 695 biposto Record is now available at a price of £36,610 OTR. While it will be made available worldwide, only 133 units will be manufactured, the same number as the Scorpion brand.

The finish of Record will be in the exclusive 'Modena Yellow' with the 'Tar Cold Grey' trims. However it will also have the standard aluminium bonnet and the ‘695 Record' badge enamelled to its side. Additional features include the Brembo brakes, 18-inch alloy wheels, and Akrapovic exhaust.

For the interior, an instrument panel animation has been put in. The seats are in Sabelt carbon shell with four point seatbelts. It also has a cargo net plus its very own uniquely numbered plate.

Compared to the two-seater version, the Record uses the same engine 16-valve 1.4 Turbo T-Jet engine capable of delivering 190 hp. The engine ensures that maximum power is provided at 5500 rpm with peak torque of 250 Nm at 3000 rpm. Top speed of the Record has been measured at 143 mph with acceleration of 0 to 62mph in just 5.9 seconds.

Finally, with a weight of 997 kilograms, it has one of the top weight-to-power ratios at 5.2 kg/hp. Furthermore, with 139 hp/litre power, it manages to get a new record for its segment. With a mechanical and self-locking differential plus a manual synchromesh gearbox, the performance of the Record is more than assured.

The release coincides with the 50th anniversary of the time when the Record managed to set a new record for acceleration in a Class G car. This was achieved then by the 57-year old Carlo Abarth running in the Monza race track.

Originally, Carlo Abarth was not supposed to drive it since he was unable to fit into the very tight cockpit. However since the company was unable to get the right driver, Abarth had to lose 30 kilograms in order to drive it.

As a result, the car was awarded the Fiat Abarth '1000 Monoposto Record' Class G in October 1965. The 105 hp managed to break the acceleration record by more than quarter of a mile and a distance of 500 meters.

Gerry Southerington, the brand manager for Abarth UK, stated that the choice of the Modena Yellow was to make sure that it will entice customers to buy the 695 biposto Record.

With all the other amazing features and only 133 units manufactured, the company is sure that this more than makes it appealing for any Abarth enthusiast, Southerington concludes.

Press Release

ABARTH ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION 695 BIPOSTO RECORD

A new, limited edition version of Abarth’s stunning 695 biposto, the Record, has just gone on sale, priced £36,610 OTR.

Just 133 examples of the striking 695 biposto Record will be built for worldwide distribution. An exclusive 'Modena Yellow' finish embellished with 'Tar Cold Grey' trims, enamelled '695 Record' badge on the side and aluminium bonnet are all standard features.

This small run of cars – 133 is the number of records held by the Scorpion brand – also feature 18-inch OZ alloy wheels, large Brembo brakes and a throaty Akrapovic exhaust. Inside, there is special instrument panel animation, Sabelt carbon shell seats, four point seatbelts, a cargo net and a unique numbered plate.

Based on the sporting, two-seat Abarth 695 biposto, the Record version is powered by the same 190hp 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16-valve engine. Weighing in at only 997 kilograms, the car has the best weight-to-power ratio (5.2 kg/hp) and the best acceleration (from 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds) in its category. Top speed is 143mph. Peak power is delivered at 5500 rpm and top torque is 250 Nm at 3000 rpm.

The 139hp/litre specific power is remarkable and sets a new record in its class. Performance is secured by a mechanical self-locking differential combined with a manual synchromesh gearbox.

The Abarth 695 biposto Record celebrates the 50th anniversary of the day when, aged 57, Carlo Abarth broke a new acceleration record in a Class G car, at the Monza race track. Unable to find the right driver, he decided to lose 30 kilograms in weight to slip into the tight cockpit himself.

His efforts were rewarded in October 1965: Fiat Abarth '1000 Monoposto Record' Class G, 105 HP broke the acceleration record over a quarter of a mile and 500 metre distances.

“The stunning Modena Yellow colour is enough reason for anyone to want to own a 695 biposto Record,” says Gerry Southerington, brand manager, Abarth UK. “Add in the awesome performance, the standard equipment, the history, and the fact that only 133 examples will be made, we are confident that the car represents a very desirable package that will strike a chord with the Abarth enthusiast.”

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