Experimental Coupe and Spyder designed by Zagato, built by Abarth in conjunction with Bertone = Tripple combo!
The Abarth works are equipped mainly for batch fabrication processes; the factory employs 110 people plus 12 administrative staff. Initial development work on a new induction system is undertaken on a test bed, but thereafter-and particularly so with the exhaust system most of the experimental work is carried out in carefully controlled road performance tests along the autostrade.
This would seem to be expensive, but the final results appear to justify the methods. Following up this specialist bodywork as well as obtaining increased performance from his modification to the Fiat 600 power unit, Abarth has produced two most attractive bodies for the Fiat 600 chassis in conjunction with Bertone. The first, a coupe (Type 215A) was introduced at Geneva in 1956 and attracted much attention.
At Turin 1956 an open two-seater Spyder version was exhibited, designed Type 216A
Specs of 215A
- Fuel capacity: 27 Liters
- Length: 3560 mm
- Width: 1390 mm
- Height: 1180 mm
- Wheelbase: 2000 mm
- Front track: 1144 mm
- Rear track: 1154 mm
- Ground clearance: 130 mm
- Fuel consumprion in city: 15-19 Liters / 100 km
- Driving range on tank: 552 km
Gallery of Abarth 215A Coupe
Gallery of Abarth 216A Spyder