This is the new Abarth 695 Esseesse. It is a restricted-version model of the Italian brand’s compact scorching hatchback which, thanks to some lightweight panels and some excess aero, is now the quickest model in the company’s line-up.
Generation will be restricted to just 1,390 illustrations, with 695 models coming in Scorpion black and 695 in Campovolo grey. Costs are yet to be confirmed but, like the 695 seventieth Anniversario, we’re expecting it to expense in extra of £30,000.
Tweaks include things like white 17-inch alloys, uprated Koni FSD shock absorbers, crimson Brembo brake calipers and exclusive white detailing for the entrance splitter and rear diffuser. There’s also an Akrapovic exhaust program and a new aluminium bonnet, which preserve 10kg in excess of the standard Abarth 595 Competizione.
The Abarth 695 Esseesse also characteristics the identical manually adjustable tailgate spoiler we first observed on the 695 seventieth Anniversario. Consumers can change the wing’s angle of assault from zero to sixty levels, with the most intense setting giving an excess 42kg of downforce.
It is run by a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol motor, which develops 178bhp and 250Nm of torque. Many thanks to the wright reduction the car will dash from -62mph in 6.7 seconds and attain a prime speed of 140mph with the wing angle set to zero levels. Each and every example will also occur with a five-speed manual gearbox.
Abarth’s exclusive styling touches proceed inside with a pair of Sabelt bucket seats, with embroidered “one of 695” monograms on the headrests. The gear knob has also been swapped for a carbon fibre substitute, even though the dashboard is trimmed in Alcantara and characteristics a laser-cut “695 Esseesse” badge on the passenger aspect.
Abarth says the new 695 Esseesse was impressed by the 1964 model of the identical name, which was equipped with a package deal of tuning sections designed by Carlo Abarth. Like its hottest grandchild, it was also a restricted-version model, with just 1,000 illustrations crafted.
The vintage 695 Esseesse had a a little bit greater displacement motor than the standard Fiat 500, at 690cc. It produced 37bhp and allowed the dinky city car to hit a prime speed of 87mph. Straight-line speed was in no way the concentration for the first 695, although. Rather, the updates have been designed to make the car additional entertaining to generate (and additional usable) on each day streets.
Together with the peppier motor, the first highlighted flared arches, broader wheels, focused badges and an motor protect which was forever set open up to offer excess cooling.
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