Autobianchi A112 Abarth 58

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Description

The A112 is a supermini introduced in 1969 by the Italian automaker Autobianchi. It was developed using a shrunken version of the Fiat 128’s platform which subsequently underpinned the Fiat 127 and Yugo models. In 1971, a sportier version of the car was launched – the Autobianchi A112 Abarth 58. In this Abarth-tuned version, the 982 cm3 engine featured an increased stroke, a twin carburetor, a new camshaft and a new exhaust system, producing 58hp (43kw). That may not sound a lot for today’s standards but it is more than enough for a car weighting 690 kg.

An updated version was presented in 1975 – the Autobianchi A112 Abarth 70 – which featured a larger 1050 cm3 engine producing 70hp (51kw), a 5-speed manual gearbox, redesigned exterior and a weight of 700 kg.

The car was entered in various rallying events throughout Europe and even spawned a one-make trophy: the Campionato A112 Abarth spanned eight editions, from 1977 to 1984, and adopted contemporary Group 1 rules, which meant nearly-stock cars. Some famous Italian rally drivers, including Attilio Bettega, Fabrizio Tabaton and Gianfranco Cunico, were among the winners of the championship. Starting from 1982 this car was also badged as Lancia A112 in some markets outside of Italy.

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Additional information

Model

Autobianchi A112 Abarth 58

Production

1971-1974

Segment

B

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

982 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Single Barrel Carburator

Power (hp)

58

Power (kw)

43

Power (@rpm)

@6600 rpm

Torque (Nm)

74

Torque (@rpm)

@3800 rpm

0-100km/h

13,5 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

150 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

93 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

9,1

Gearbox

4 MT

Weight

690 kg

Length

3230 mm

Width

1481 mm

Height

1360 mm

Wheelbase

2038 mm

Front Track

1250 mm

Rear Track

1220 mm

Tire Size

135/80 R13

Front Brakes

227 mm Solid Discs

Rear Brakes

180 mm Drum