Abarth's 1969 2000 Scorpione Concept is a Villa d'Este Masterpiece

Pininfarina design and 220 horsepower made this a 1960s rocket beauty.

While this week’s Concours d’Elegance show at Villa d’Este in Italy was packed with modern and classic beauties, one of the absolute showstoppers was this outlandish concept car from 1969. The Fiat Abarth 2000 Scorpione was designed by Pininfarina, and is now owned by Japanese collector Shiro Kosaka. The model featured a 220 horsepower, 2.0-liter DOHC engine that could rocket to top speeds of over 170 mph thanks to its phenomenally low weight of just 670 kg.

Check out this one-of-a-kind futuristic idea from the Italian golden age:

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