17. Fiat Abarth OT 2000
During the better part of the 20th century, Italy was home to many great names in the sports car world. It was also a place where they performed many interesting conversions. One of the most famous names in tuning was Carlo Abarth, who devoted his life to modify and race various Fiat models. There are a lot of interesting Abarths over the years, but the OT 2000 is one of the most obscure.
It is a perfect example of how to turn a tiny two-door car into a proper sports machine. Abarth took an ordinary Fiat 850 Sports Coupe and installed a 2.0-liter, high-revving and highly-tuned four-cylinder engine. The engine now delivered 185 HP, which is not much by today’s standards.
However, if you consider that the car weighs only 1,500 pounds, it was more than enough for a thrilling performance. The OT 2000 was reasonably expensive, so they only produced five of them.