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Abarth Monoposto da Record
Production 1960
Class Land Speed Record Car
Body Style Streamlined One-Seater
Length 4555 mm
Width 1550 mm
Height 1200 mm
Wheelbase 1785 mm
Transmission 4-Speed Manual
Engine 1.0 litre Inline-4
Power 105 hp @ 8000 rpm
Similar Abarth 1000 Pininfarina Record
Designer Pininfarina

The Abarth Monoposto da Record was a car conceived and built in 1960 to set a number of international and world speed records for the Abarth factory. The Monoposto da Record was one of the last in a line of record cars built by Abarth that were tested on Italy's famous Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The vehicle integrates an aerodynamic body designed by Pininfarina and a lightweight chassis built by Abarth. Powered by a 1.0 litre Fiat Inline-4 engine, the vehicle went on to set 8 international speed records as well as 1 world speed record for its class. Tested in 1960 at Monza, the Abarth set speed records over 12 hours, 2,000 miles, 24 hours, 5,000 kilometers, 5,000 miles, 48 hours, 10,000 kilometers, and 72 hours.

Engine and Transmission

The Monoposto da Record utilizes a Fiat 982cc (1.0L) OHV engine that was seen in a variety of contemporary Abarth sport and racing cars. The engine was coupled to a standard Fiat 4-speed transmission in a MR layout with the engine and drivetrain located behind the driver's compartment.


See Also

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The Fiat Group

Abarth | Alfa Romeo | Autobianchi | Ferrari | Fiat | Lancia | Innocenti | Maserati | Iveco | Chrysler | Dodge | Ram | Jeep


500 Abarth Esse Esse · Grande Punto Abarth · 500 R3T · · · · ·




Land Speed Record (LSR)

Record Bertone · 750 Bialbero Record · Monoposto da Record · 1000 Pininfarina Record

Include notable internal links here

Carlo Abarth Corporate website A brand of the Fiat group

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