The new Abarth 695 70° Anniversario is the undisputed star of the Abarth Days
The new Abarth 695 70° Anniversario special edition was presented Friday in Milan to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Abarth brand and to pay homage to its founder Carlo Abarth (1908 - 1979), who was the first to understand the potential of tuning and technical upgrading on standard production cars.
Produced in just 1949 units, which was the year the company was founded, the new limited edition is the most important of the sequence of tributes presented during this year's celebrations.
The new Abarth 695 70° Anniversario is equipped with the new "Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile", which is the result of the work of Abarth engineers in the FCA wind tunnel in Orbassano (Turin), designed to improve the aerodynamics of the car. It increases grip on fast mixed courses and stability at high speeds. The spoiler is manually adjustable, just like in races. On the Abarth 695 70° Anniversario, the "Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile" can be adjusted to 12 positions with an inclination from 0° to 60°. In the maximum inclination position (60°), the spoiler increases the aerodynamic load by up to 42 kilograms at a speed of 200 km/h.
The looks of the new Abarth 695 70° Anniversario are further characterised by picking up some iconic style cues of the past and present, such as the Record Monza active exhaust, the new Monza 1958 green livery (a tribute to the colour of the first 500 Abarth that set six international records at Monza that year), the many Campovolo grey details, including the spoiler, the body kit, the front and rear DAMs and the mirror caps. The same colour is used for the Scorpion stickers on the bonnet and the chequered sticker on the roof.
The 17" SuperSport alloy wheels are also standard. The braking fits Brembo brakes with four-piston aluminium calipers and 305-mm discs at the front and 240-mm discs at the rear, both self-ventilated.
The same sportiness can be found inside the cockpit on the new, exclusive "Sabelt Tricolore" seats. The glorious racing past of the brand is also referenced by the badges on the body in old-fashioned font and the vintage Scorpion emblem. Inside the cockpit is a numbered plate for each of the 1949 units that will be made.
The new 695 70° Anniversario is equipped with the most powerful engine in the range. The 1.4-litre turbocharged engine delivers 180 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm with a top speed of 225 km/h (with spoiler set to 0° position) and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds.
With sports customers in mind, there is no shortage of connectivity. Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto with Uconnect 7" HD system are standard with the DAB digital radio and navigation system. The infotainment system has a high-def screen and Abarth Telemetry, an integrated application created to measure performance.
To present the 695 70th Anniversary up close, Abarth showrooms will be open on the weekend of 19-20 October. Prices from 34,600 euros.