Imagine a barely street-legal racer that's only slightly larger than a SmartCar – the perfect blend of speed and exhilaration combined with cosmopolitan convenience. Let us present to you the 695 Biposto from Abarth. The 695 is the fastest Fiat 500 ever built, and Abarth's most extreme model yet.

With a power-to-weight ratio of 2:5, it's the best in its class. The 190bhp packed away under its bulging bonnet helps it crack 0-62mph in just 5.9 seconds, and carry on to a top speed of 143mph.

Biposto translates as 'two seats', and as is the Abarth way, less is definitely more. Alongside this fat trimming, there's also a racing-inspired front intercooler, dual-stage exhaust (which can be completely opened up if you touch the 'SPORT' button on the dash), and an interior made almost entirely of lightweight carbon. If the Fiat 500 is Clark Kent, the 695 Biposto is Superman…

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