MILAN – Even when worn as best they can, the 70s are always a milestone worth celebrating as those who, during a hot October weekend, attracted the Milan Innovation District based in the former district of Expo the amount of great occasions.
In fact, more than 5,000 fans and collectors participated in Abarth Days 2019 with more than 3,000 "stinging" cars, creating the largest European collection in history for the brand born on March 31, 1949, thanks to the intuition of Carlo Abarth, Austrian- born Italian, passionate about racing and a brilliant entrepreneur who chose his zodiac sign and adventure buddy, pilot Guido Scagliarini, as the company's symbol. The company's sometimes troubled history, which specializes in sports rebuilding Fiat models – to which the founder sold it in 1971 – did not affect the brand's ability to bring a passion that was revitalized after the large-scale relaunch by FCA and which today finds expression in 74 official clubs (37 in Italy) and in the more than 110,000 registered in the community "The Scorpunity" which has been operating for three years in the EMEA area.
Many enthusiasts to whom the celebration of 70 years has offered the opportunity to test on the road and on the track, on a technical and demanding circuit of 3 km established in the event area, not only the cars owned, but the entire Scorpio range as for the reason has been enriched with an absolute novelty. This is the special Series 695 70th Anniversary with a limited edition of 1949 copies (each reference to the brand's year of birth is not random at all) that stands out for its specific viability and has a refined technological innovation like the new variable-setting spoiler that can be adjusted in 12 positions with a variable angle between 0 and 60 degrees. Tested in Orbassano, in the group's wind tunnel, designed to improve fast mixed handling and high-speed stability at 180 hp delivered by turbo 1.4, giving this small all-muscle maximum speed of 225 km / h 6.7 seconds in acceleration from 0 to 100 km per hour.
Available with a price list starting at € 34,600, the new special Scorpion series can be recognized at first glance for the exclusive Monza 1958 green livery (the track and the year that saw the first 500 Abarth record as many as 6 international records) in combination with elegant Campovolo Gray with details such as spoiler, mirror shell, bottom edge that "sweeps" the entire car's perimeter and the checkered stickers on the roof.