Abarth confirms its first stand-alone sports car

The first rumors appeared in 2008, but today Abarth officially confirmed that theirfirst stand alone sports car will be unveiled in the next two years. This will be a first in more than 30 years of Abarth history.

In an interview with AutoCar, Antonino Labate, head of sales and marketing at Abarth, said: "The brand is doing so well we will definitely bring our own standalone Abarth coupe model to market within the next two years." He also confirmed that Lotus will not be involved in the car’s development or supply Elise underpinnings.

Previous reports suggested that the future model will be powered by a 135 hp 1.4-liter turbocharged engine from the Abarth 500 . However it is now believed that it will feature a 204 HP engine and will weigh around 900 kilos. The car, a two-seater model, will also feature a removable roof panel, the traditional white and red color scheme, and, of course, plenty of the Abarth scorpion logos.

Source: Autocar

5 comments:

hey shouldn’t bring it over as an Abarth. It will sell more in the US as a Dodge and will help restructure the brand as well as help bring it back from the Viper’s death. Abarth may be cool, but I wouldn’t know what an Abarth is If I was the general public.

Well, the concept are nice and am sure this car will be definitely successful, perhaps this made them history so I guess they to make this much more better.

Nice! Good thing they have their very own sports car. All the credits will be given to them.

nice the weight of the car is less than a ton. for sure this is a great competitor of mazda miata 5.

lovely.. it seems to me that this can compete with lotus evora.. their body’s dimension does looks the same.

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