autoevolution
compare with...
Pick brand
  • AC
  • ACURA
  • ALFA ROMEO
  • ALPINE
  • ARIEL
  • ARO
  • ARTEGA
  • ASTON MARTIN
  • AUDI
  • AURUS
  • BENTLEY
  • BMW
  • BRISTOL
  • BUFORI
  • BUGATTI
  • BUICK
  • CADILLAC
  • CATERHAM
  • CHEVROLET
  • CHRYSLER
  • CITROEN
  • CUPRA
  • DACIA
  • DAEWOO
  • DAIHATSU
  • DATSUN
  • DeLorean
  • DODGE
  • DONKERVOORT
  • DR MOTOR
  • DS AUTOMOBILES
  • EAGLE
  • FERRARI
  • FIAT
  • FISKER
  • FORD
  • FSO
  • GEELY
  • GENESIS
  • GMC
  • GTA Motor
  • HINDUSTAN
  • HOLDEN
  • HONDA
  • HUMMER
  • HYUNDAI
  • INFINITI
  • ISUZU
  • JAGUAR
  • JEEP
  • Karma
  • KIA
  • KOENIGSEGG
  • KTM
  • LADA
  • LAMBORGHINI
  • LANCIA
  • LAND ROVER
  • LEXUS
  • LINCOLN
  • LOTUS
  • Lucid Motors
  • Mahindra
  • MARUSSIA
  • MARUTI SUZUKI
  • MASERATI
  • MAYBACH
  • MAZDA
  • MCLAREN
  • MERCEDES BENZ
  • Mercedes-AMG
  • MERCURY
  • MG
  • MINI
  • MITSUBISHI
  • MORGAN
  • NIO
  • NISSAN
  • OLDSMOBILE
  • OPEL
  • PAGANI
  • PANOZ
  • PERODUA
  • PEUGEOT
  • Pininfarina
  • PLYMOUTH
  • Polestar
  • PONTIAC
  • PORSCHE
  • PROTON
  • QOROS
  • RAM Trucks
  • RENAULT
  • RIMAC
  • RIVIAN
  • ROLLS-ROYCE
  • SAAB
  • SALEEN
  • SAMSUNG
  • SANTANA
  • SATURN
  • SCION
  • SEAT
  • SKODA
  • SMART
  • SPYKER
  • SSANGYONG
  • SUBARU
  • SUZUKI
  • TATA MOTORS
  • TESLA
  • TOYOTA
  • TVR
  • VAUXHALL
  • VOLKSWAGEN
  • VOLVO
  • WIESMANN
  • ZENDER
  • Zenvo
Car video reviews:

Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Mini

It was the last stint for the Lancia A112 Abarth before changing into the Lancia Y10 in 1986, and it was based on an old platform made by Fiat for the 128 model.

In 1969, the small Italian carmaker Autobianchi bought a Fiat 128 platform, shrunk it, and gave it a new life in the form of the A112. It was made to compete against the Monte Carlo rally-winner Mini. While it couldn't match the British vehicle's sales, it was a successful vehicle built in over 1.2 million units. After Fiat bought Autobianchi, its products started to be sold as Lancia.

The car's exterior resembled much of the original Autobianchi A112 from the late '60s, with two round headlights that sat higher than the hood. Abarth tuned the little hatchback in the early '70s, and the first Lancia A112 Abarth rolled-out from the assembly line in 1982. The 1984 version was mostly a facelifted version that included a black plastic grille at the front, and black plastic door handles.

Inside, the carmaker designed the car for four adults. Although, the rear seats were very cramped. In front of the driver, the carmaker installed a small instrument cluster that featured two large dials for the speedometer and tachometer. The coolant-temperature and the fuel-level gauge were installed inside the speedometer's dial. At the front, a pair of bucket seats with removable headrests were upholstered in leatherette (vinyl).

Under the hood, Abarth tuned the 1.1-liter gasoline engine to offer almost 68 hp for the street version paired to a 5-speed manual. It wasn't a powerful engine, but thanks to the car's low weight, it ensured spirited driving on the tiny 13" light-alloy wheels.

LANCIA A112 Abarth 1984 - 1986
LANCIA A112 Abarth (1984 - 1986)
LANCIA A112 Abarth 1984 - 1986
  1 gasoline engine
  • 1.1

LANCIA A112 Abarth 1.1

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.1
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1050 cm3
Power
51 KW @ 6600 RPM
70 HP @ 6600 RPM
68 BHP @ 6600 RPM
Torque
64 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
87 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
96.3 mph (155 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
135SR13
DIMENSIONS
Length
128.7 in (3269 mm)
Width
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
49.2/48 in (1,250/1,219 mm)
Wheelbase
80.3 in (2040 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1543.2 lbs (700 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2425.1 lbs (1100 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
31.8 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
176 g/km
  report a mistake on this page