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  Abarth 1500 Bertone Biposto
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1952
Numbers built:one-off
Introduced at:1952 Turin Auto Show
Designed by:Franco Scaglione for Bertone
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 30, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Fiat / Abarth Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,480 cc / 90.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 84.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 9.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Weber 32DR6SP Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 75 bhp / 56 KW @ 5,700 rpm
BHP/Liter 51 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis body on pressed-steel platform chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over hydraulic dampers
Rear suspension rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic dampers
Steering worm-and-roller
Brakes (fr/r) hydraulic drums
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 870 kilo / 1,918 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,520 mm (178 in) / 1,650 mm (65 in) / 1,380 mm (54.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,650 mm (104.3 in) / 1,320 mm (52 in) / 1,320 mm (52 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.09 bhp / kg
Top Speed 180 km/h (112 mph)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Abarth: the man, the machines, by Luciano Greggio
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