Fiat Abarth 695 Biposto

2014 Abarth 695 Biposto
The meanest Abarth ever is locked and loaded for its Australian debut, with customers able to order the 140kW 695 Biposto through Fiat dealers now.

Officially the fastest street-legal Abarth ever produced, the 695 is a perfect fusion of stunning style and exhilarating performance. Weighing just 997kg and with a 1.4 T-Jet engine tuned to 140kW and 250Nm, the 695 has both a stunning power-to-weight ratio (5.2kg/hp) and incredible speed (0-100km/h in 5.9 sec), and is capable of a blistering maximum of 230km/h.

It’s also the first time a street-legal production car can be optioned with a race-ready gearbox featuring dog rings derived from racing, making upwards gear changes so rapid that expert drivers don’t need to use the clutch. The gearbox is a genuine work of art: an all-aluminum turret with H-configuration gear selection, worthy of a true supercar.

And it’s not just the 695’s gearbox that’s race ready. There’s also the track-spec intercooler and the dynamic aspiration filter casing with carbon finish designed by BMC – a world leader in racing filters and air intakes. Then there’s the dual-stage exhaust system with titanium tail pipes by Akrapovic – a high-end specialist that produces competition exhaust systems for Moto GP, Superbike, Supersport, Supermotard, Motocross, Enduro and rally raid.

Pressing the dash-mounted Sport button opens the exhaust valve completely, which improves performance and fills the car with the powerful, unmistakable sound of a supercar at speed.

2014 Abarth 695 Biposto

Its racing set-up is completed by the optional front fixed windows with polycarbonate sliding panels (auto windows as standard) and its lightened 18-inch rims by OZ fitted with 215/35 R18 tyres.

The racing spirit of the 695 biposto continues with the rear titanium roll bar by Poggipolini, a company renowned for extremely high-precision machining and for structural and weight-reduction solutions.

Finally, the 695 Biposto can be equipped with a data logger from MLX, world leader in data acquisition and display technology for motorsport and racing, to track lap and acceleration times with pin-point accuracy.

SAFETY
The Abarth 695 Biposto matches supercar performance with class-leading reliability and safety, with ABS, ESP and Torque Transfer Control (which applies the brake to any wheel that loses traction, instead of cutting power) disc and clutch self-locking differential and the racing-derived Brembo braking system with front floating, ventilated and perforated discs (305×28 mm) and four-piston one-piece calipers (4×38 mm). The car is also equipped with shock absorbers with hydraulic and height adjustment by Extreme Shox, leading European provider of dynamic solutions for vehicles used from F1 to Rally, as well as the Le Mans series and the WTCC.

DESIGN
The 695 Biposto’s stunning design ensures it has the supercar looks to match its performance. Its exterior elements – such as the front and rear bumpers, side skirts, wheel arches and spoiler – are more pronounced and enhanced by carbon inserts.

The bodywork is characterised by a brand-new textured-effect Matt Grey colour, and further enhanced by titanium finishes for the front bonnet trim, door handles and tailgate and rear handle. The metal also features on the hub caps, wheel bolts and water, oil and fuel caps.

An optional bonnet has a specific design with two bumps, inspired by the classic 124 Abarth, and is made of aluminium, a homage to the cars of the past and as a technical solution to reduce the weight of the car. The ‘Carbon Kit’ option sees the mirror and post covers made of carbon, which also provides an aesthetic link between exterior and interior, with its carbon dashboard fascia inserts, front and rear panels, central tunnel cover and handbrake.

The rear compartment features an anti-intrusion net for securing luggage and the four-point seat belts are also attached to the roll bar, in both cases with a racing flavour and made by Sabelt, major producer of seat belts and seats for race cars in Italy and reference brand for technical clothing and racing sportswear.

The same is true of the Abarth Corsa by Sabelt seats, with upholstery comprising electro-welded Alcantara and titanium-coloured leather with brand-new colours and finishes for this special Abarth. Finally, the door handle and oddment net enhance the front door panel and lend the final, emphatic touch to the racing feel of the interior.

CUSTOMISATION
As in 1964, when Abarth put a series of accessories intended to enhance aesthetic and dynamic characteristics as well as safety on the price list, customisation is still king today. The 695 Biposto breaks down the offer into three customisation kits.

The ‘Special Kit 124′ brings together all the ‘resistant and light’ materials that characterise the car’s exterior: aluminium bonnet with specific design, hub caps and wheel bolts and water, oil and fuel caps in titanium.

With the ‘Carbon Kit’, you can give the 695 biposto the look of a supercar: carbon is added to the mirror and post covers on the outside, and to the dashboard fascia, front door panel and rear-view mirror on the inside.

For those with racing in their blood, Abarth has designed a Track Kit’ with accessories that derive directly from the world of racing, like the digital data logger and the four-point seat belt attached to the seats with carbon shell. The racing driver feeling continues with the inclusion of racing suit, shoes, gloves and helmet of a real Abarth driver, and the opportunity to personalise them with your initials.

SPECIFICATION
Engine: 1.4 T-JET
Maximum Power: 140kW@5500RPM
Maximum Torque: 250Nm@3000RPM
Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 5.9sec
Top Speed: 230km/h
Weight: 997kg
Consumption: 6.5L/100km
CO2 Emissions: 155g/km

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