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Check out the latest unveiling: the Abarth Classiche 1300 OT, taking cues from the Alfa Romeo 4C.

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A special, short-lived two-seater designed to mark Abarth’s 75th year milestone.Abarth recently unveiled an exciting throwback: a sleek two-seater sports car named the Abarth Classiche 1300 OT, marking their 75th anniversary. This stylish coupe takes inspiration from the legendary 1965 Fiat-Abarth OT 1300 race car, renowned for its triumphs at prestigious tracks like Nurburgring, Monza, and Mugello. Built on the foundation of the Alfa Romeo 4C, it’s being hailed as a contemporary reimagining of its iconic predecessor.The 1300 OT model continues the trend set by the 1000 SP special edition released in 2021, which shares its foundation with the 4C.Highlights1.       Just five of the Abarth Classiche 1300 OT will be crafted.2.       This custom carbon fiber exterior is adorned with a classic racing design.3.       This ride runs on a 1.7-liter turbo-petrol engine straight out of the 4C.Just like that limited edition model, which quickly sold out, Abarth is only making five of the 1300 OT. They’re starting production soon after unveiling a scale model at Stellantis’s Heritage Hub in Turin. You can order one now in international markets, but Abarth hasn’t said how much it’ll cost.

Abarth describes the new special edition as staying true to the classic Abarth style, with a custom carbon fiber body adorned in a retro racing design. It’s got cool features like a roof-mounted ‘periscope’ intake and a louvered rear window, giving it that 1960s vibe. One standout detail is the wide rear engine cooling vent with bold Abarth lettering, emphasizing its connection to the brand’s heritage.

Under the hood is a powerful 243hp, 1.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the same one that powered the 4C to impressive performance stats. Abarth hasn’t revealed how fast the OT will be or if there are any changes to the chassis.

Despite being a 75-year-old brand, Abarth isn’t slowing down. They recently unveiled their second electric car, the Abarth 600e, and their first SUV is on the horizon. Full technical specs for these models are expected soon.

In India, Abarth once had a presence with models like the 595 Competizione and the Abarth Punto, but they left the market along with Fiat about four years ago.

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