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Abarth Launches Special Edition 695 To Commemorate 70th Anniversary

Abarth, an Italian racing car and road car manufacturer founded by Carlo Abarth in 1949, has debuted a special edition of the 695 to commemorate the brand’s 70th Anniversary.

The new limited edition has been dedicated to fans of the brand and was introduced at the 2019 Abarth Days, the largest European gathering of Abarth enthusiasts that will be hosted in the futuristic MIND (Milan Innovation District) until October 6.

The Abarth 695 70 Anniversario, which comes with an adjustable rear wing, will be limited to just 1,949 units. Upgrades from the standard Abarth 595 include a set of wider 17-inch SuperSport alloy wheels, flared wheel arches and lower side skirts. Meanwhile, the manually adjustable rear wing features 12 settings between zero and 60 degrees. At the maximum setting, the spoiler provides 42kg of extra downforce at a speed of 124mph.

The 695 70th Anniversario comes in a distinctive Monza green, an homage to the first 500 Abarth, which set six international records in 1958. Abarth has also mounted a chequerboard decal on the 695’s roof, and a scorpion decal to its hood, in honor of the automaker’s legendary racers.

Additional mechanical upgrades include a set of larger ventilated disc brakes, four-piston aluminum Brembo calipers and a pair of adaptive Koni dampers for the rear axle. Abarth has also equipped the special edition 695 with an active Record Monza exhaust system.

The car is powered by Abarth’s most powerful turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, which delivers 178bhp and 250Nm of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox and a mechanical limited-slip differential send power to the front wheels, enabling a 0 to 62mph time of 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 139mph.

The interior includes a sports steering wheel, an aluminum shift-knob, custom floor mats, automatic climate control and a seven-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a telemetry system. A pair of exclusive bucket seats were specially designed by Sabelt for the 695 70th Anniversario.

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Abarth is currently a fully owned subsidiary of FCA Italy S.p.A., the subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which manages its European automotive production activities.

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