Padua

22nd-25th October 2020

Padua

22nd-25th October 2020

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ABARTH.

SPEED IN DNA

Abarth, now the sports car brand of FCA, was conceived in Turin in 1949 based on an idea by the Italo-Austrian engineer Karl Abarth and the racing driver Giulio Scagliarini.
The photos show the Abarth stand at the Padua show in 2015, with the totally new 695 two-seater, the smallest super car, the Abarth 750 Record Bertone and the Abarth Monoposto Record.
All these models are examples of the Scorpion's mission: to transfer the experience of the “racing” world to the road vehicle market, offering everyone the chance to enjoy an exciting driving experience every day.
In 1960 the Fiat Abarth 750 Bertone, guided by Umberto Maglioli, set four new world records at speeds of between 212 and 214 km/h. The second historical car displayed also represents one of the best pages of the Abarth legend. On 20 October 1965, the founder Karl Abarth rolled onto the race track in Monza in an Abarth Monoposto Record, Class G, setting the record for acceleration over 400 and 500 metres. This is an anecdote that says a lot about the determination of this man who, to get into the driver's compartment, had to lose 30 kg in just a few months.
The new 695 two-seater underlines tradition in the modern day, guaranteeing exciting performance levels - weighing just 997 kg and with a 1.4 T-jet engine applied to 190 horsepower for the first time on a road vehicle, it is the car with the best weight/power ratio (5.2 kg/hp) and the best acceleration (from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 sec) in its category, reaching a maximum speed of 230 km/h.