In 1998, Abarth presented at the Turin auto show, the Stola Monotipo Concept. A strange concept car that was ahead of its time. The car’s frame was the one of the Fiat Barchetta and its body was made of composite materials such as carbon fiber.
Its designer was Aldo Brovarone, who had previously worked for Pininfarina. The car was equipped with a four-cylinder turbo 2.0-liter engine, the same one that was used by the Lancia Delta Integrale, which produced 330 hp and it was combined with a 5-speed manual transmission. It is also worth mentioning that it had the same brakes of the Ferrari F50
The prototype weighed just 880 kilos, with its power being transferred to the front axle. It was able to do the 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, with its top speed reaching 290 km/h.