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Time to enjoy a long hot Abarth

Riley Riley

Fiat’s performance arm Abarth is celebrating its 75th birthday.

To mark this milestone Abarth is launching the new Abarth 695 75th Anniversario edition, with only 1368 units worldwide.

The number is an homage to the 1.4 T-Jet engine which powers its car and which has a capacity of 1368cc.

The anniversary edition is decked out in special livery, with the brand’s scorpion emblem emblazoned across the roof.

Dedicated logos can also be found inside and out.

The turbocharged engine, with a Garrett GT 1446 turbocharger, delivers 132kW of power and 250Nm of torque at 3000 rpm.

Maximum speed arrives at 225km/h and it accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in just 6.7 seconds.

Other features include privacy glass, gold Abarth logos on either side, and original 75th Anniversario decals in the shape of a piston head.

It is also equipped with exclusive 17-inch gold alloys, Koni FSD shocks and high-performance brakes, with 305 x 28mm ventilated and perforated disks clamped by the black Brembo aluminium calipers.

Part of the appeal of the car comes from the sporty note of dual-mode, vertically-stacked Record Monza exhaust.

Inside, the cabin is trimmed in black alcantara leather, with climate control air and new Sabelt carbon seats.

State-of-the-art equipment includes a circular instrument cluster and 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment,  complete with DAB+ digital radio, built-in navigation and Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as premium Beats audio.

The limited edition also offers plenty of connectivity thanks to Mopar Connect features, such as My:Assistant, My:Remote Control, My:Car and My:Journey.

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Check out that roof.

 

Abarth’s history can be traced back to March 31, 1949, when Carlo Abarth (1908-1979) founded Abarth & C. S.p.A. with driver Guido Scagliarini.

Their first car, the Fiat 1100-derived 204 A, allowed Tazio Nuvolari to win his last race in 1950.

Since then, Abarth has chalked up many records, reaching the pinnacle of success between the 1950s and 1960s.

Its cars have earned a reputation for performance, craftsmanship and technical refinement.

No more so than its exhaust pipes which have become a true icon of “Abarth style” over the years.

The year 1963 saw the debut of the Fiat-Abarth 595, the first Abarth based on the new Fiat 500, which completely transformed the small utility car and allowed it to reach its maximum potential.

The following golden decade was marked by an impressive winning streak: 10 world records, 133 international awards, and more than 10,000 victories on the track.

In 1971, the brand was wholly taken over by the Fiat Group and the legend continued with the Fiat 124 Abarth, 131 Abarth and the Ritmo Abarth.

A new era unfolded in 2022 with the debut of the all-electric New Abarth 500e, which is faster and more exciting in both urban and suburban driving.

Debuting in its Scorpionissima launch version, the New Abarth 600e stands poised to captivate fans with its undeniable charm and it’s all about being ready to take on the road with its muscular and aggressive vibe.

The initial pictures of this launch version, which will be produced in a limited-edition of 1949 units, offer a glimpse into its character, revealing an intriguing “evil” essence that adds to its allure.

 

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