Image credits: © Abarth.

2012 Abarth 695 Competizione news, pictures, specifications, and information
In line wîth the philosophy that has identified Abarth for fifty years - the transfer of racing experience to the on-road car market and making the world of racing accessible - the Abarth 695 Competizione is born, the first 'street legal' Scorpion racing car. This double-seat car best expresses a concept used to a great extent in the past, which connoted the Abarths as cars designed for the road but wîth the goal of being easily used on the track as well. It is for true sports car lovers as it has the track in its DNA and the road in its heart.

Inspired by the Abarth 500 Assetto Corsa, the exterior of the car flaunts an exclusive Grigio Competizione Opaco livery, embellished by a livery of racing appeal that however forgoes strong colour contrasts in favour of a refined tone-on-tone effect. But the main distinguishing element is inside. Like a real racing car, this is a two seater in which the rear seats are replaced by a roll bar the same Grigio Competizione Opaco shade as the bodywork. In this way the car acquires additional sporting character because the roll bar decreases its weight, making it even better performing. The space left empty by the seats sports a trim reminiscent of the almond of the racing cars, which continues into the boot. The Abarth 695 Competizione has 'Abarth Corsa by Sabelt' seats in black leather wîth Alcantara® red inserts and a carbon fibre shell and seat base. Red stitchings, '695' logo and 'competizione' graphics respectively embroidered on the headrest and backrest further enrich the seats.

The black leather §teering wheel is characterised by a tricolour hub and red inserts, and is fitted wîth 5-speed 'Abarth Competizione' gearshift paddles, while the instrument panel is specially made by Jaeger. The carbon dashboard contains the Abarth Blue&MeTM MAP satellite navigation unit wîth a telemetric function developed in conjunction wîth Magneti Marelli and, on the central console, the chrome plate wîth sequential numbering to demonstrate the exclusivity of the Limited Edition version.

Attention to detail has also been given to the racing pedals, which are personalised wîth the Scorpion logo. Finally, the interior is also embellished wîth the carbon running board wîth '695 Competizione' graphics in a satin aluminium finish.

This special series is also equipped wîth Xenon headlights wîth dipped and main beam functions for improved light emission and excellent efficiency under all weather conditions. The 17' rims whose design is borrowed from the 'Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari', matching the body, and Brembo brake calipers and hub cap, both red, complete the aesthetic features of the exterior.

In keeping wîth its racing vocation, the Abarth 695 Competizione is equipped wîth a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine - tuned to develop more than 180 HP - combined wîth the 'Abarth Competizione' gearbox, an electromechanical gearbox wîth race-inspired §teering wheel controls that makes full use of the engine's performance by reducing gearshift times. In detail, this transmission has two operating modes: 'Street' wîth automatic gearbox and 'Track' where shifting is instead manual, in line wîth the car's vocation, 'Sunday on the track, Monday at the office'.

As on the 695 Tributo Ferrari, the suspension and braking systems have also been further strengthened to cope wîth the extra power: Brembo 305 mm disc brakes that can be dismantled wîth fixed four-piston caliper disc and special shock absorbers that guarantee performance in total safety. And of course there is a 'Record Monza' variable back-pressure 'dual mode' exhaust, designed to improve engine performance and sound over 3,000 rpm.

Source - Abarth
Recent Vehicle Additions

1952 Ford Golden Rod

1973 Battery Box Experimental Electric

1930 Aston Martin 1.5-Liter International

1932 Hudson Series T Eight

1977 Maserati Kyalami

1971 Bizzarrini 128P Prototype
Abarth At The 2017 Geneva International Motor Show
◾Star of the event, the new Pista version of the iconic Abarth 595. ◾It will be joined on the stand by the numbered and limited edition Abarth 695 Yamaha XSR and the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth motorbike, which springs from the partnership between Abarth and Yamaha Motor Europe. ◾The spotlight will be trained on Abarth 124 spider and on the special series Abarth 124 spider Scorpione. ◾The 2017 Racing and Abarth Trophy calendars. ◾The stand, which evokes the atmosphere of the historic Officine Abart...[Read more...]
ABARTH TO SHOW STUNNING NEW 124 RALLY AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL 2017
The brilliant new Abarth 124 rally will be one of the highlights of the Abarth stand at this week's (12-15 January) Autosport International 2017 show. The red and yellow liveried, hard-top rally car will make a welcome addition to the Abarth stand's line-up, displaying its irresistible blend of great looks, lightweight chassis, advanced racing technology and 300hp twin cam turbo direct injection engine. The Abarth 124 rally is a real sports car, set up and tuned directly by Abarth and sold...[Read more...]
ALFA ROMEO DEBUTS THE 2017 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA LINEUP AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
◾Rebirth of the brand – the all-new 2017 Giulia is the first of eight all-new Alfa Romeos debuting through 2020, and embodies the brand's La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit ◾Giulia nameplate reflects a 55-year heritage of Alfa Romeo's lightweight, performance sedan tradition and over 105 years of brand history, carving its legend on road courses around the globe ◾Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Ti models deliver seductive Italian style and craftsmanship to the premium m...[Read more...]
FCA Canada: All-new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Makes Canadian Debut at 2016 CIAS
Created with the 'Mechanics of Emotion,' the All-new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Delivers Italian Style with Benchmark-level Performance and Precision to the Premium Mid-size Sedan Segment •Built in Italy, the Giulia Quadrifoglio delivers a class-leading 505 horsepower, 0-100 km/h in 3.9-seconds (0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds) and a record-setting 7:39 Nürburgring lap time – the fastest ever by a four-door production sedan •Alfa Romeo – the heart and soul of the automotive industry – i...[Read more...]
Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider Add More Personalization Options for 2016, Further Amplifying the Groundbreaking Theme of Advanced Technology, Race-inspired Performance and Seductive Italian Style
•New for 2016, Alfa Romeo is offering even more carbon fiber: •All-new carbon fiber halo offering elevates the 4C Spider's technical look, while hinting at its exclusive carbon-fiber monocoque chassis •All-new Carbon Fiber Trim Package further proliferates 4C and 4C Spider's use of carbon fiber on interior vents, instrument cluster surround and instrument panel and shift bezels •Bespoke Italian style: A new premium leather interior with Tobacco and Black sport seats paired with a Black leath...[Read more...]

1100
1200
124
126
128
130
131
1500GT
2300
500
508
600
60HP
850
8V
Abarth 750
Balilla
Barchetta
Bravo
Cinquecento
Croma
Dino
Freemont
Panda
Punto
Ritmo
Strada
Tipo 6
Topolino
Type 56
Ulysse
Uno
Vignale Gamine
X 1/9

© 1998-2017. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.