|Abarth Monoposto da Record|
|Class||Land Speed Record Car|
|Body Style||Streamlined One-Seater|
|Engine||1.0 litre Inline-4|
|Power||105 hp @ 8000 rpm|
|Similar||Abarth 1000 Pininfarina Record|
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 TransmissionEdit
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.
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Land Speed Record (LSR)
|Carlo Abarth||Corporate website||A brand of the Fiat group|