The Abarth 695 70th Anniversario special edition arrives as another 70th birthday celebration from Abarth, with manual spoiler and vintage paint job.
Abarth doesn’t have a great deal to play with anymore, and basically churns out sporty takes on the Fiat 500. So as 2019 is their 70th anniversary range they can be forgiven for milking it a bit with a succession of Fiat 500 specials.
We’ve already had the Abarth 595 70th Anniversary Edition and 595 Essesse in the spring, and the 595 Pista arrived last month as the third Abarth special this year.
Now, probably with time left to roll out another Abarth 70 before the end of 2019, Abarth are back with the fourth special edition installment of the year – the 695 70th Anniversario special edition.
Abarth say they are limiting production of the 695 70th Anniversario to one for each year since Abarth was founded – which would be 70 cars – but they’re actually building 1,949 to celebrate the year Abarth came in to being.
The launch paint job (pictured above) is the Monza 1958 livery – a tribute to the first Abarth 500 – and the 695 7oth comes with what Abarth call ‘Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile’, basically a manually adjustable spoiler with 12 angle settings to increase downforce.
The tribute livery isn’t a Hobson’s choice and you can also have the 695 70th in Circuit Grey, Gara White, Scorpione Black and Podium Blue, and with Sabelt Tricolore seats if you want, although the 70th badges and numbered plaques are there whichever livery you choose.
There’s also wider wheelarches to make the 695 70th look the part, but power is the same 177bhp and 184lb/ft of torque from the 1.4 litre four-pot you find in the 595 Competizione, with 17″ alloys, big Brembos and the raucous Record Monza exhaust as standard kit.
Sound appealing? Then you can order one from later this year f you’ve got almost £30k to spare. Which isn’t quite so appealing.
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