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OTR 1000 Coupé

OTR 1000 Coupé (Italy, 1965)

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The 1000 OTR, which was derived from Fiat’s new 850 Coupe and was equipped with a special “radiale” engine, was introduced in late 1965. The intention was to essentially duplicate the efficiency of the Abarth twin-camshaft cylinder head without the complexity. However, the SCCA thought that the radiale head was a little too clever and that the OTR was too modified and powerful for its class, so it exercised its right to exclude the OTR from SCCA competition cars, deeming it “not considered suitable.” This is one of the explanations for OTR’s low production figures as road cars.



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