A new, limited edition version of Abarth’s stunning 695 biposto, the Record, has just gone on sale. Just 133 examples of the 695 biposto Record will be built for worldwide distribution. This small run of cars signifies the 133 racing records held by the Scorpion brand.
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 exclusive ‘Modena Yellow’ paint, ‘Tar Cold Grey’ trim and enameled ‘695 Record’ badges are all standard features. The Record will also feature 18-inch OZ Racing 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. Peak power is delivered at 5500 rpm and top torque is 250 Nm at 3000 rpm. 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.
Like the standard 695 Biposto, we don’t expect the company to offer the Record in the US. They’re rather expensive across the pond; The UK press release shows a price there at the current equivalent of over $55,000.