www.carrozzieri-italiani.com

The ultimate italian coachbuilder site

Abarth 216 A Spyder

The Abarth 216 A Spyder designed by Scaglione.

Vehicle Overview

The Abarth 216 A Spyder is a remarkable testament to automotive engineering and design from the mid-20th century. Unveiled at the 1956 Geneva Motor Show, this diminutive sports car, with a body penned by the renowned Franco Scaglione and showcased by Bertone, captured the imagination of enthusiasts with its distinctive features and impressive performance capabilities. Measuring a mere 1.11 meters in height, the Abarth 216 A Spyder is a study in compactness and efficiency. Its frame, meticulously crafted from 10mm tubes welded together, provides a robust foundation for the vehicle. The rear-mounted Fiat 600 engine, enhanced by Abarth to produce 47 horsepower at 6000 rpm, propels the lightweight car to remarkable speeds, with a top velocity exceeding 160 km/h. The car’s minimal weight, tipping the scales at just 560 kg, further amplifies its agility and responsiveness on the road. Aerodynamic efficiency is a hallmark of the Abarth 216 A Spyder’s design. Concealed headlights and a sleek, compact frontal area minimize drag and contribute to the car’s overall performance and stability. This thoughtful approach to aerodynamics not only enhances the vehicle’s speed but also adds to its visual appeal, creating a harmonious balance between form and function. In addition to the Spyder variant, the Abarth 216 A also comes in a coupé version, known as the 215 A. Both iterations exemplify Abarth’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive innovation while maintaining a captivating aesthetic that resonates with enthusiasts of the era. Overall, the Abarth 216 A Spyder represents a pinnacle of automotive design and engineering from its time, blending outstanding performance with captivating aesthetics to create a timeless classic that continues to inspire admiration among automotive aficionados.

abarth 216a spider

Technical Specifications

  • Body
  • Year
    1956
  • Make
    Abarth
  • Model
    216 A
  • Coachbuilder
    Bertone
  • Length (mm)
    N/A
  • Width (mm)
    N/A
  • Height (mm)
    N/A
  • Units built
    1
  • Engine Type
    4L
  • Designer
    Franco Scaglione
  • Make
    N/A
  • Model
    N/A
  • Cylinder Capacity
    N/A
  • Number Of Doors
    N/A
  • Six Month Rate
    N/A
  • Twelve Month Rate
    N/A
  • Date Of First Registration
    N/A
  • Year Of Manufacture
    N/A
  • CO2 Emissions
    N/A
  • Fuel Type
    N/A
  • Tax Status
    N/A
  • Transmission
    N/A
  • Colour
    N/A
  • Type Approval
    N/A
  • Wheel Plan
    N/A
  • Revenue Weight
    N/A
  • Tax Details
    N/A
  • Mot Details
    N/A
  • Taxed
    N/A
  • mot
    N/A
  • Make
    N/A
  • Cylinder Capacity
    N/A
  • Registration
    N/A
  • Year Of Manufacture
    N/A
  • CO2 Missions
    N/A
  • Fuel Type
    N/A
  • Tax Status
    N/A
  • Colour
    N/A
  • Type Approval
    N/A
  • Wheel Plan
    N/A
  • Revenue Weight
    N/A
5 1 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments