The better way to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Abarth & C foundation is that a car with high sportsmanship and limited edition. This time, the brand created by Carlo Abarth (1908 – 1979) celebrates his birthday with the Abarth 695 70th Anniversary, a small but extraordinary car dedicated to those passionate to FIAT and the signature of the scorpion.
Limited to 1,949 (a figure that refers to the year Abarth founded), this Abarth 695 70th Anniversary stands out for the high performance it offers to those behind the wheel. It all starts with the aerodynamic improvements that start from a newly developed spoiler named Spoiler ad Assetto Variable.
In addition to its large size, this spoiler has the particularity of manually adjusting its angle to allow the driver to establish the car’s behavior according to the track. In total, there are 12 positions with an inclination of 0 to 60º, which offers this element that increases the aerodynamic load up to 42 kilograms at a speed of (200 km / h) and reduces direction corrections by almost 40 percent.
Visually, the Abarth 695 70th Anniversary also stands out for the retro look of the body, as is the case in the 1958 Monza green paint (a tribute to the color of the first 500 Abarth that established six international records in Monza that year) and the aerodynamic and aesthetic elements in gray. This decorative work topped by a set of 17-inch wheels and Brembo calipers in red.
This same sportsmanship can find inside this special edition. What most attracts attention are the seats, the vintage Abarth emblems, and the numbered plaque for each of the 1949 units.
Evidently the climax of the Abarth 695 70th Anniversary is in the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that offers 180 hp and 184 foot-pounds of torque at 3,000 rpm for this event, as well as a maximum speed of 225 km / h – with the spoiler in the position 0 degrees-) and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.7 seconds.
In summary, the 695 70th Anniversary is the perfect combination of 194 led bulb for foglight, power, and aerodynamic performance.