Fiat Abarth 2000 Scorpio has the coolest pop-up headlights

Fiat Abarth 2000 Scorpio has the coolest pop-up headlights

How many of you remember? Abarth 2000 Scorpio? A few right? Let’s go back many years, especially between the 60’s and 70’s. Why don’t you know him? Because it was a prototype that was never built, but which was something of the future at the time.

Over the last 70 years of the history of the Abarth brand, this unusual concept, dating back to 1969, was the fruit of a collaboration between Abarth and the renowned Pininfarina design studio. AND one of the eccentric projects of that era: its sharp design, the large rear shell housing the powerful four-cylinder engine, and the modern cabin with the roof of the walls, is an example of refinement and purity of design.

Age of Scorpio 2000 based on the historic Fiat SE 010, also known as the Fiat Abarth 2000 Sport Spider. This was a car designed for time trials on twisty mountain roads, where light weight, power and grip are important.

This small Fiat has a tubular chassis that weighs only 38 kg, with a fiberglass body and a slightly lighter interior. Equipment and 2.0-liter longitudinal rear four-cylinder engineThe Scorpio produced 220 horsepower, more than enough for its 739 kg gross weight.

The suspension of double independent wishes and large wheels ensured the best grip, while The headlights, unique in their kind, stood out with their special configuration: a series of square units that were lowered when they were not used and raised when they were, innovative and interesting solutions, today they would be a “bad” solution, but at that time it was a real revolution in terms of engineering.

The Fiat 2000 Scorpio was shaped like a racing car of the time, with performance details such as small front air intakes and large rear vents for improved cooling. A videos on YouTubewhich we present to you, offers a close look at the only Abarth 2000 Scorpio ever produced.

Back to the present, the latest news from the world of Abarth is about the 600. We recently showed you pictures of the interior of the new 600 Abarth. This scorpion model represents the pinnacle of Abarth power, thanks to the introduction of a 240 HP electric motor. This will be it The most powerful Abarth ever.