Abarth Simca 2000
|Abarth Simca 2000|
|Manufacturer||Abarth and Simca|
|Length||3.609 m (11.84 ft)|
|Width||1.48 m (4.9 ft)|
|Height||1.199 m (3.93 ft)|
The A-S 2000 was a coupé powered by a four-cylinder Abarth engine of 1946.27 cc, rated at 202 PS (149 kW). Its maximum speed was listed as 168 mph (270 km/h). Its overall length was 11.84 ft (3.609 m), overall width was 4.85 ft (1.48 m), height was 3.93 ft (1.199 m), its wheelbase was 6.86 ft (2.090 m), its front track was 4.167 ft (1.27 m), and its rear track was 4.27 ft (1.300 m). Its fuel tank held 6.6 imperial gallons, although optional tanks of 12.1, 18.7 and 24.2 imperial gallons were also available. Its empty weight was 1518 lb (689 kg).
The car's radiator-cooling inlet was a low-set oval in a forward-thrusting nose; there was no obvious forward bumper. The two headlights were set under transparent fairings. The bonnet was long and markedly sloped. Its windshield was more highly sloped than most contemporary vehicles. An upturned air deflector was mounted atop the rear trunk.
The gasoline tank was filled through a lid-covered cap located at the upper-right hand corner of the nearly-flat rear window.
- L. A. Manwaring, The Observer's Book of Automobiles (12th ed., 1966), Library of Congress catalog card #62-9807, p. 27
- Photographs of 1964 model at https://web.archive.org/web/20090411090141/http://www.thecobraferrariwars.com:80/1543309.html
- Abarth Simca 2000 - Car Profile http://www.sportscardigest.com/car-profile-abarth-simca-2000/