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A passion for the extraordinary, for superior performance built on a winning DNA: this is Abarth


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Founded in 1949 by Carlo Abarth – and with a history of records and successes both on and off the racetrack – the legendary Abarth brand specializes in performance modification for on-road sports cars.

For 70 years, Abarth has been transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, offering the best products in the compact sports car segment. This is the mission of the Scorpion brand, which has always been synonymous with performance and iconic Italian style.

The Abarth brand boasts a community of over 110,000 fans and more than 70 clubs around the world, all united by a great passion and a sense of belonging to a large family.

Carlo Abarth had but one mission: to go faster every day. This spirit of constantly pushing the limits will always form part of the Abarth DNA.

Manufacturing

Abarth Manufacturing

Officine Abarth, the Workshop

Located in the Mechanics area in Mirafiori (Turin, Italy), the Abarth facility occupies a covered area of more than 23,000 square meters. In 2008, Abarth’s main departments were also moved to this area.

The Officine Abarth show an elegant environment accented in red and white that evokes the passionate spirit of the House of the Scorpion, astrological sign of founder, Karl Abarth. Historic and current models are located in the Show Room. In the Officine Abarth members of the highly-qualified production team are engaged to perfect every detail of these unique performance cars.

Virtual Tour: http://virtualtour.abarth.it/Site/it/VirtualTour

Interesting Facts

  • The Punto Abarth was one of the first modern hot-hatches launched in India.

  • Abarth organizes the Abarth Selenia Trophy and the Abarth 124 Rally Selenia Trophy and European Challenge, and is both engine supplier and main sponsor in the Italian Formula 4 Championship and ADAC Formel 4 Championship, both powered by Abarth.

  • THE PAST HAS NEVER BEEN SO PRESENT. Officine Classiche Abarth is where classic Abarth cars are restored to their original splendor and authenticity certified after rigorous inspection.

  • THE MAN WHO BEAT THE TRAIN. After a serious accident, Karl Abarth abandoned motorbike racing and designed a sidecar with which he managed to beat the Orient Express on the 1,300-kilometre (810?miles) stretch from Vienna to Ostend in 1934.

  • ACCELERATION RECORD. In 1965, Karl Abarth was already 57 years old when he went on a diet of apples to lose 30 kilograms (over 66 pounds!) in order to fit into his 105hp Fiat Abarth “1000 Monoposto Record” and set a new world record at the legendary Monza race track.

  • A RACING DRIVER, A CHAMPION. Called to replace a driver who had fallen ill, Karl Abarth achieved the fastest time in the first practice session. The other drivers accused him of having tampered with the vehicle and, to prove them wrong, Karl changed car. In the second practice, he achieved pole position yet again with an even faster time.

  • BORN UNDER THE SCORPIO SIGN. The company's famous scorpion badge comes from Karl Abarth's astrological sign, Scorpio.

Vehicle Lineup

EMEA

595
595 TURISMO
595 PISTA
595 COMPETIZIONE
595 ESSEESSE
695 70° ANNIVERSARIO
124 SPIDER RALLY TRIBUTE
124 SPIDER TURISMO

APAC

595
595 TURISMO
595 COMPETIZIONE
695 RIVALE
124 SPIDER

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