1966 Alfa Romeo Scarabeo Concept

The Scarabeo is a rear wheel drive OSI designed coupé automobile with a mid located engine, from Alfa Romeo. Its 1.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that develops 115 bhp (117 PS/86 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 142 N·m (105 lb·ft/14.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox. The Alfa Romeo Scarabeo weighs a claimed 700 kg at the kerb. The Alfa Romeo Scarabeo is claimed to achieve a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).


Key facts

1966 Alfa Romeo Scarabeo Concept information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3720 mm
How heavy?
700 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1570 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
117 PS / 115 bhp / 86 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
142 Nm / 105 ft.lb / 14.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 mph

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1966 Alfa Romeo Scarabeo data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2150 mm 84.6 inches
Track/tread (front) 1310 mm 51.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1320 mm 52 inches
Length 3720 mm 146.5 inches
Width 1560 mm 61.4 inches
Height 1020 mm 40.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 700 kg 1543 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1570 cc
(95.807 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78 × 82 mm
3.07 × 3.23 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.95
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
117 PS (115 bhp) (86 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
73.2 bhp/litre
1.2 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
142 Nm (105 ft·lb) (14.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
90.45 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.7:1
Fuel system 2 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1136.6 kPa (164.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 392.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 166.57 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
122.51 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
164.29 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.16 kg/kW
13.63 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position mid
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID15752
Production total
Model code
Model family Concept
RAC rating 15.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 Alfa Romeo Scarabeo added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.