Abarth Turns 75 This Year; A 180hp 695 Starts Celebrations

It is limited to 1,368 units for a reason.

It was on March 31, 1949, when Abarth came into existence. Simple math reveals that 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of the Scorpion brand. As part of the celebrations, Abarth has conceived a unique version of the 695 hatchback. Dubbed 75° Anniversario, it’s limited to 1,368 units. Why that number? With this creation, the brand is also honouring one of the greatest hits – the 1.4-litre T-Jet powerplant, which has a displacement of 1,368cc.

In the Abarth 75° Anniversario edition, the 1.4-litre engine comes coupled with a Garrett GT 1446 turbocharger. That enables a peak output of 180hp/250Nm. According to Abarth, the limited-run car can hit 100kmph from a standstill in 6.7 seconds and clock 225kmph at full stretch. The special edition also packs the Record Monza exhaust system with an active valve and Koni FSD shock absorbers on both axles.

Of course, there’s more to the car. Adding the contrasting touch to the black paintwork are the golden-colour highlights. For the first time, Abarth’s Scorpion logo covers the entire roof of a vehicle. This 695 also features privacy glass, gold Abarth logos on both sides and 75° Anniversario decals in the shape of a piston head. The 17-inch alloys, also in gold, are accompanied by 305x28mm ventilated and perforated discs and black Brembo aluminium callipers.

Inside the cabin, Alcantara covers the dashboard and other sections. The occupants sit on the new Sabelt-specific carbon seats featuring the 75° logo. The features list includes a 7.0-inch radio DAB, a 7.0-inch digital display, support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, Audio Beats and a navigation system. Round off the list of creature comforts is Mopar Connect, which ropes in several connected-car features such as My:Assistant, My:Remote Control, My:Car and My:Journey.

The 695 has always been an eye-catcher. And with the celebratory livery, sonorous exhaust and extra punch make this Abarth a mouth-waterer too. Agree? Or would you rather have the most powerful Abarth ever?

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