2021 Abarth 1000 SP concept car unveiled

Staff Writer

Alfa Romeo’s engineers gave a modern reinterpretation of the Abarth 1000 SP race car from the 1960s.

  • The concept pays homage to the original 1000 SP that debuted in 1966
  • It uses 243 horsepower, a 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine
  • It is based on the same platform as Alfa Romeo 4C

Abarth 1000 SP: What is this?

The Abarth 1000 SP (Sport Prototipo) is a one-time tribute to this car, which made its debut 55 years ago and won the Nurburgring 500 km in 1966.

It was originally designed to participate in endurance competitions and hill climbing competitions, and has achieved success in various motorsports fields.

The retro-style concept takes the form of a mid-size sports car, which is larger than the original design, but it also has some nods to the original design. Lightness, agility and aerodynamic efficiency are the keys to this style.

Alfa Romeo (Alfa Romeo) said: “The Abarth 1000 SP echoes the lines and aesthetic characteristics of its pioneers.” “The curved body has the soft surface of the mudguards, which highlights the position of the wheels, and the central engine absorbs spiders. Pattern.”

“The cockpit glass has the shape of a side polarizer, and its profile is lowered toward the roll bar, which strictly “line of sight” to highlight our presence without the bar spider.”

Abarth 1000 SP: Engine and Machinery

It is powered by the same 1.7-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine with a power of 243hp, Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. The concept car is built around a carbon fiber and aluminum chassis, which is also taken from the 4C sports car, and features overlapping triangular suspensions and MacPherson struts at the rear.

It is not clear whether the 1000 SP will appear on the track soon, but Alfa Romeo said it will appear in some undisclosed incidents targeting vintage cars later this year.

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