autoxportusa.com - Abarth 695 Abarth Biposto latest is the fastest and most powerful among models based on Fiat 500 Abarth more. Created to celebrate the anniversary of the iconic Abarth 695 50th year, hatchback with two passenger seats is intended as a racing car with entry-level specification, with the package development and improvement of the performance of a racing car Assetto Corse.
Power was generated from mechanical heart revised 1.4-liter gasoline engine T-Jet belongs to Fiat, with the latest Garret turbocharger, a larger intercooler, a new gas line and Akrapovic exhaust system. The engine produces 187 hp at 5,000 rpm - 54 hp more than the standard 500 Abarth. Consumers get a 6-speed manual transmission as standard or racing gearbox 5-speed dog-ring combined with a mechanical limited-slip differential as optional. Peak torque is varied according to the gearbox choice. At 6-speed manual gearbox produces 249 Nm, but the dog-ring gearbox reaches 270 Nm.
MacPherson strut suspension and torsion beam typical standard Abarth was stripped away, replaced with stiffer springs with a wider diameter, height adjustable and the front dampers, and bushings are more resilient. Sector also gets revised brakes, with discs 305 mm Brembo four calipers at the front and 240 mm single disc calipers at the rear.
The interior is trimmed down to conserve succession so that the lighter weight 38 kg from the standard 500 Abarth. The missing part is the rear seat, air conditioning, radio, and some sound dampening material. Installed a racing seat provides plenty of lateral support but its position is too high.
The cabin is dominated by carbon fiber. Abarth also provide 695 Biposto new pedal, tread plate, and strut great bar across the back kabin- all made of titanium.
Driving the early 695 Biposto feels very 'clean' and smooth, with flexibility in the lower rounds impressive. However, the engine requires persuasion of your right foot before actually give a boost expected from a car with racing specifications.
Once you sink in the broad range of 3,000 rpm, performance improvements will be felt as the 'bersiulnya' turbocharger with full force. Step on the pedal and Biposto continue to be bolted to the red line of 6,500 rpm with great enthusiasm and accompanied by the roar of the exhaust wonderful.
Apart from the engine, transmission embedded on Biposto was the one that really highlight the character of the race. Equipped with the transmission lever made of metal so high that resulted in a perfect position on the reach of the hand, to distribute the engine power with remarkable speed. This is a very clear preference for anyone who wishes to have Biposto and use it to get around the track, but the standard manual transmission will be a wise choice to use as a daily vehicle.
Biposto claimed touching 100 mph from rest in 5.9 seconds, which means two seconds faster than the standard 500 Abarth, in dry track conditions. However, we had a letdown against the declining performance on a wet track. On smooth surfaces, DNA evidence in 695 Biposto racing is evident in the turn hit the curbs at the circuit at high speed. However, his throttle input is very sensitive, if you add the power too early will result in understeer. Similarly, when lifting the foot off the pedal suddenly that instantly produces a swing at the rear of the car.
The suspension also feels very stiff. On public roads, you'll feel every detail imperfections in the road surface. Indeed, no one expects a car like this will offer a real convenience, but on a street full of holes will eliminate the sensation of pleasure driving on Biposto.
Abarth 695 Biposto
Though many things worthy thumbs up from 695 Biposto as car racing specifications, this fascination is quite limited as a daily car-including stiff ride destructive dynamic capability on public roads. If you have to spend more than US $ 45 thousand for a toy on the circuit, there are many other candidates that we can choose apart from this car