The Abarth 695 Biposto lives up to its ‘world’s smallest supercar’ tag, not least because of its undoubted pace, potency and ability to weave in and out of busy traffic. In fact, this hot hatch offers more sizzle than any comparable rival and is equally at home on the racetrack as it is on frantic city streets.
Weighing just 997kg, the Biposto offers an enviable power-to-weight ratio (118bhp per tonne) and is adorned with several eye-catching features. Chief among these are 18-inch alloy wheels, which are encased in model-specific 215/35 Goodyear tyres. Other head-turning fixtures include a sporty rear spoiler, an expansive rear diffuser and two chrome tailpipes. The vehicle also features striking 695 Biposto badging.
Biposto is Italian for ‘two-seater’, and the bespoke deep-shell pair that are fitted in the 695 are supplied by racing safety specialists, Sabelt. The vehicle’s dashboard is dominated by an LED instrument binnacle, which contains the Biposto’s boost gauge. Other attractive features include model-specific pedals and tread plates, each made from titanium. In order to achieve its high-performance levels, the car is shorn of features that would otherwise add unnecessary weight, which is why carbon fibre is generously used in its construction.
A 1.4-litre turbo charged petrol engine is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. This produces 187bhp, 249Nm of torque, 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 143mph. This powerful engine still manages to return as much as 37.9mpg with a 145g/km CO2 emissions figure.
Driver aids include Electronic Stability Programme and Anti-lock Braking System. The vehicle is fitted with racing-derived Brembo brakes, as well as shock absorbers supplied by race experts, Extreme Shox. Front fog lamps ensure that forward visibility is rarely ever an issue, while passive safety features comprise, among other things, driver, passenger and curtain airbags. Security elements such as remote locking also come as standard.
To get a closer look at the 695 Biposto, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Snows Abarth today. You can do so via our website, by phone or in person at our Soouthampton & Isle of Wight showrooms, open seven days a week.