The Italians have developed a modern version of the classic Abarth 1000SP, based on the discontinued Alfa Romeo 4C.
Italian brand Abarth, owned by Fiat, has unveiled the new roadster of the famous 1000SP (Sport Prototipo) racing car, which won a number of victories on sports tracks in the mid-1960s. The modern version of the car, produced in a single copy, was built on the basis of the discontinued Alfa Romeo 4C.
Like the classic car, the new Abarth 1000SP has a mid-engined layout and a spider-style body. The car received a lightweight chassis made of composite materials, a MacPherson-type rear suspension and a 1742 cc four-cylinder turbo engine that develops 240 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque.
For the roadster, we have developed a completely new body in a retro style, crippled side windows, as well as a rear roll bar.
The dynamic characteristics of the new Abarth 1000SP are not named. “Donor” Alfa Romeo 4C is capable of accelerating from “zero” to the first “hundred” in 4.2 seconds, and its maximum speed is 257 km per hour.
Serial production of the Alfa Romeo 4C was finally completed in 2020. According to unofficial data, the plans of the new concern Stellantis do not include the development of a direct successor to this model.