The 1960 Fiat 600D boasted a new 767cc four-cylinder unit producing a modest 29bhp. Abarth bored and stroked the engine to 847cc upping power to an incredible 57bhp if you chose the highest compression ratio option. Maximum torque also jumped to 50.6lb/ft while the 87.5mph top speed was as fast as saloon cars twice the size of that time.
Branded the Abarth 850 TC (Turismo Competizione), the car was entered into the ‘Touring Competition’ class. However, to comply with the 1961 homologation requirements, Abarth had to factory-build 1,000 units before the end of the year – a target the company only just met.
Built year: 1962
Engine type / cc: 4 in line / 843cc
Engine output: 55bhp / 6,200rpm
Top speed: 135 km/h
Number produced: N/A