2014 Geneva Motor Show came with a big surprise for all the Fiat fans as the Italian carmaker unveiled the fastest street legal Abarth ever. This year’s Geneva Motor Show also marks 50 years since the debut of the original Fiat Abarth 695, which took place at the same show.
Dubbed Abarth 695 Biposto, the small pocket rocket is powered by a 1.4 T-Jet engine that generates 190 hp and can push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.9 seconds and to a top speed of 230 km/h or 143 mph. Moreover, the Abarth 695 Biposto has a weight-to-power ration of 5.2 kg/hp as it weighs only 997 kg.
The new Abarth 695 Biposto is a fusion of street and race car, a road-going interpretation of the well-known Abarth 695 Assetto Corse which competed on the most famous European racetracks. According to Fiat, the new Abarth 695 Biposto is not a limited edition, but it is a car for special drivers and for those who want to show that they know hot to drive it.
Abarth 695 Biposto is the most extreme Fiat 500 ever build and comes with a front intercooler, Akrapovic exhaust system, Extreme Shox adjustable shock absorbers, MXL digital data logger, Abarth Corsa by Sabelt seats with 4-point seat belts, Brembo braking system, lightened 18-inch OZ rims and rear titanium roll bar by Poggipolini.
In order to be extreme light, the Abarth 659 Bipost will not offer the rear seats, xenon headlights, fog lights, climate control, electric windows and radio system. The dual-stage exhaust system with titanium tail pipes by Akrapovic can get really loud when the driver presses the Sport button found on the dashboard, which completely opens the exhaust valve.
Regarding the design, the small vehicle comes with more pronounced front and rear bumpers, side skirts, wheel arches and spoiler, enhanced by carbon inserts. The body is ‘wrapped’ in a brand-new textured-effect Performance Grey colour, further enhanced by titanium finishes for the front bonnet trim, door handles and tailgate and rear handle.
The hood has a specific design with two bumps, inspired by the 124 Abarth, and it is made of aluminum. Just like on the most prestigious supercars, the mirror and post covers are made of carbon. Abarth also offers three customization kits. The '124 Speciale Kit' means that the car features aluminium bonnet with specific design, hub caps and wheel bolts and water, oil and fuel caps in titanium.
‘Carbon Kit’ offers carbon mirror covers on the outside and a carbon fascia for the dashboard, front door panel and rear-view mirror on the inside.
The ‘Pasta Kit’ offers accessories that derive directly from the world of racing such as the digital data logger and the four-point seat belt attached to the seats with carbon shell The dream of feeling like a racing driver every day, also courtesy of the technical equipment provided: suit, shoes, gloves and helmet of a real Abarth driver, with the chance to personalise them with your initials. [source: Abarth]