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The Abarth 1500 Biposto Bertone B.A.T 1 '52 is a road car produced by Abarth. It appears in Gran Turismo 6. It is also available in Gran Turismo Sport, where it was added as part of Update 1.25, released on August 29, 2018.

Description

"Individuality and calculated beauty; A car that marked the beginnings of aerodynamic experiments in vehicle design."

Following the advances made in aircraft engineering throughout the Second World War, aerodynamics began to be applied to the world of car design.

One car that typifies this new idealogy is the B.A.T. series designed by Bertone in the 1950s. B.A.T. stands for Berlinetta Aerodinamica Technica.

The most famous of these are the B.A.T. 5, 7 and 9, but the forerunning car was the Abarth 1500 Biposto coupé, displayed at the 1952 Turin Motor Show.

Later called the B.A.T. 1, this car was based on a Fiat, unlike the later models which were based on Alfa Romeos. The 1.5 L engine powering the car was tuned up to 73 BHP.

The greatest impact this car had was of course its styling, a piece of work by the famed designer Franco Scaglione, a newcomer to Bertone at the time. The car not only showcases his aerodynamic engineering skills, but is a mixture of stunning originality and cutting-edge style.

The front of this car is an unforgettable sight, with triple headlights protruding forward with dynamic air intakes situated in-between. The large rear window is a two-part design, separated by a thin center pillar, and melds gracefully into the rear section. The rear wings sport accented vertical tail fins that would become an extremely popular design feature in American cars in later years.

Only one of these cars was ever produced, and was purchased by the Packard Motor Car Company after the Turin Motor Show. Although it remained hidden from the world for many years since, Mr. Chris Drake from the UK fully restored the car in recent years and presented it at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in the summer of 2010, where it received the Gran Turismo Trophy.

Acquisition

GT6

The Abarth 1500 Biposto Bertone B.A.T 1 '52 can be purchased from the dealership for 3,500,000 Credits. It has a detailed interior.

GT Sport

This car can be purchased in the Abarth section of Brand Central for 1,000,000 Credits.

Notes

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