The Abarth 1000 SP is Reborn

55 years after the debut of the historic barchetta, Abarth proposes a modern re-edition using the Alfa Romeo 4C as a basis.

55 years after the debut of the historic barchetta, Abarth proposes a modern re-edition using the Alfa Romeo 4C as a basis.
The Abarth 1000 SP is reborn.

 Alfa Romeo and Abarth in the second half of the 1950s collaborated to create a light sports car with a compact engine capable of making the most of the positive weight / power ratio. The project was entrusted to the Milanese engineer under Alfa Romeo, Mario Colucci, and took shape in 1958 with the production of the Abarth 1000 SP (SP stands for Sport Prototype). It is a compact coupé based on a tubular steel frame, “dressed” in a body made by Bertone to a design by Franco Scaglione, and powered by a revised version of the four-cylinder Giulietta Sprint Veloce (reduced in displacement) positioned centrally and capable of delivering 105 hp (the maximum speed was 230 km / h). 50 were built.

BELOW IS A 4C – 55 years after the debut of the historic model, the Abarth has created a modern one-off inspired by the historic car, technically derived from the Alfa Romeo 4C, which went out of production a few months ago. The new Abarth 1000 SP is a small boat that respected the principles of the original car, which made lightness and aerodynamics its strengths. Even the sinuous shapes of the body echo lines and aesthetic elements that characterized its ancestor. There is clearly no shortage of the iconic point-shaped headlights and round rear lights. Since the house does not have a roof, to protect the occupants, the house has fitted the glass with shaped side deflectors that descend towards the rear.

CARBON FRAME – Under the “skin” of the new Abarth 1000 SP, the tubular frame of the historic Sport Prototype gives way to a frame with the central cell in carbon fiber and the front in aluminum. The mid-engine is a 1742 cc supercharged 4-cylinder aluminum engine, which deliver up to 240 hp of power. The suspensions are triangles superimposed on the front, while at the rear we find the advanced Macpherson scheme.