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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

1968 Fiat Arbath 695 SS

Besides having one of the coolest logos in motorsports, Fiat Abarth created some of the most memorable Italian cars ever (with competition from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, that's high praise indeed). When the teeny Fiat 500 Nueva debuted in 1957 powered by a 13hp two cylinder engine, it seemed an unlikely candidate for racing. However, by the time Austrian born Karl Abarth (later Carlo) got finished with it in the late 1960's, the Humble & Lovable Luigi from the movie Cars had been transformed into the rip-snorting Abarth 695 SS pictured below (though even with 40hp pushing it's 1,100 lbs it's no Porsche). How "rip-snorting" can it be? Have a look at the Video below and be your own judge. 695 Rally


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