Abarth celebrates 70th anniversary with new special edition 695

Abarth celebrates 70th anniversary with new special edition 695

Just 1,949 versions of the new hot hatch will be built

Abarth has unveiled the 695 70th Anniversario – a limited-edition model produced to celebrate the Italian marque’s 70thbirthday.

The 695 70th Annivesario is limited to just 1,949 units, and features a host of alterations to separate it from the regular 695.

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One of its key features is a manually-adjustable spoiler – called the ‘Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile’. It harks back to old race cars, and can be adjusted into 12 different positions up to a 60-degree angle. This helps to deliver improved stability at higher speeds.

On the outside the 695 is available in the ‘Monza 1958 green’ livery that sees a sage-like green paintwork combined with a grey wheelarch surrounds.  It also comes with scorpion details on the bonnet and a chequered sticker on the roof.

Elsewhere the 70th Anniversario comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, red Brembo brake callipers, a raucous ‘Record Monza’ exhaust, a limited-slip differential and Xenon headlights. On the cabin, the 695 gets unique seatbelts and a numbered plaque.

Powering the 695 70th Anniversario is Abarth’s well known 177bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which allows the car to accelerate from 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 139mph.

Order books for the new limited-edition hot hatch will open later in October, with prices starting from £26,695.

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