Fiat Abarth 1000 SP 

  • built in Italy
  • 1966
  • 105 HP 1.0L
  • 136 mph
While production sports cars took the bulk of Abarth victories, the 1000 SP racked up a number of victories from 1966 until 1971.
Progressing more and more towards sports prototypes, Abarth launched the 1000 SP Barchetta during an April presentation in 1966.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Fiat Abarth 1000 SP

Top speed

1000 SP
136 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Fiat Abarth 1000 SP


1000 SP
105 HP
987 HP

Engine size

1000 SP
982 cc
7,993 cc

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Fiat Abarth 1000 SP
It often took class victories in the 1000cc prototype category, including class wins at famous circuits like the Nürburgring, Mugello, Vallelunga, Monza and Targa Florio.
This engine was mounted infront of the rear axle and supported by a complex chassis.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Fiat Abarth
Type of car Race car
Year 1966

power & handling

Maximum hp 105 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 982 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.74 in / 2.91 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 136 mph


Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 4.4:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Width 64 in
Height 36.6 in
Length 135.6 in
Front track width 51.4 in
Wheelbase 86.6 in
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