In 1966, Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile or FISA decided to allow “special touring class” vehicles as Group 5 category of racing. Cars that got nominated under this category were models such as Porsche 911, BMW 2002, Ford Escort Twin Cam, Mercedes Benz 300 SEL, Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA and the FIAT 1000 Berlina model.
Since it was FIAT's racing division desire to turn a street car into a racing car, that the Abarth 1000 TCR evolved. This included, total modification of it’s new ‘radial’ cylinder engine head i.e. two cylinders that radiate outwards from central crankcase. Then four newly designed exhaust ports were provided that further boosted it's engine power. With two Weber made carburettors, this tiny little car could be driven at 210 km/hr.
However the most prominent part of this car, was her open rear. It was kept open for cooling her low placed engine.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening model|
|- Only 799 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||13 x 7 x 6|
|Theme||Racing - Rally|