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Old 07-08-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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My car of the day, Abarth 695 Biposto

Until the Arbarth 124 Spider hits Fiat showrooms next year, the 695 Biposto is the hottest car to wear the Scorpion badge. The car comes fitted with a five speed dog box( don't ask what a dog box is) Carbon fibre - shelled seats, a 1.4 litre engine taken from the regular 500 but tweaked to 185 bhp. The sprint time is just 5.9 seconds and tops out at 140 mph. As the image shows, it's decked out like a racing car inside with a three bar roll cage, Akrapovic sports exhaust and there's an optional carbon - fibre dash and door cards at an extra £3,700.



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Price: £33,000
Engine: 1.4 litre 4 cyl turbo
Power/Torque: 185 bhp/250 NM
Transmission: five speed manual FWD
0-60 time of 5.9 seconds
Top speed of 140 mph
Economy: 39.9 MPG.


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Old 07-08-2015, 09:33 AM   #2
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Very nice looking motor

33k is alot of money for that though
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:36 AM   #3
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I like the 500 but at £33k, that is totally rediculous!! That's Golf R and S3 money and they are better cars.
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£33k for that

Nice looking car, but for that money.... seriously
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Awesome car, that's a little overpriced. I understand why, there's only a limited run of them and I bet there is a queue of people that will spend that money.
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:46 AM   #6
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£33,000 for what ostensibly is a Fiat 500, really ...

Sorry, no from me
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:48 AM   #7
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Absolutely love this, but they are pretty expensive. The standard 500/595 are so much fun to drive, that this would just be insane.

I really want a set of the OZ's for mine!!!!
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:53 AM   #8
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Wow 33k, you could buy a proper car for that.
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Sod the price. Imagaine the sound of that screaming down the the road with a dog box.
Would sound nuts
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:22 AM   #10
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I just noticed the words "Dog leg gearbox".
In a Fiat 500, driven by the sort of people that will buy a fast Fiat 500. Oh dear.
Bit like putting one in a new MINI.

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