(from Abarth Press
Release) Abarth ‘fuoriserie’ programme
The Abarth 'fuoriserie' concept represents the ultimate level of
customisation combined with the exclusivity of a car built for and
dedicated to every single customer, satisfying their desires and
aspirations. Through direct communication with Abarth, 'fuoriserie'
customers are able to develop their car, forging a solid link with a
brand that continues even once the car has been paid for through
customer care that is always available and attentive to every need.
Customisation and exclusivity start with performance (only Abarth 'fuoriserie'
cars have 180 HP engine tuning and feature the exclusive 695
branding) and continue with the numbers (limited editions with very
few examples) plus a focus on innovation, technology and trends,
which also applies to the choice of materials.
Abarth 'fuoriserie' cars also offer other distinctive features and
technical specifications: to start with, the 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v
engine boosted to 180 HP and teamed with the electrically-operated
manual Abarth Competizione gearbox with steering wheel controls,
which enhances the performance of the engine with reduced gearshift
times as well as guaranteeing an experience of superior driving
comfort at the wheel.
To improve the performance and the acceleration in particular, the 'fuoriserie'
car is fitted with high-performance tyres on 17'' alloys. The ride
and braking system have also been strengthened to cope with the
extra power: Brembo ® 305 mm brake discs that can be dismantled with
fixed four-piston caliper and special Köni® shock absorbers with FSD
technology that guarantee performance in total safety. The variable
back-pressure dual mode exhaust is designed to improve engine
performance and deliver an inspiring engine sound over 3,000 rpm.
'Fuoriserie' cars are equipped with Xenon headlights with dipped and
main beam functions for improved light emission and excellent
efficiency under all weather conditions. These devices deliver three
times the light intensity and duration of standard halogen lamp
The interiors are customised with specific materials and trim
levels, made by involving superior Italian and international
partners that share values such as craftsmanship and high quality
with the brand: carbon finishes, dedicated personalisation plates
and cutting-edge technology, as evidenced by a JBL® sound system
(created by Harman® specially for Abarth) with 9 speakers and 8
channel amplifier for 400 watts of overall power.
Exclusivity and attention to detail are guaranteed by handcrafting
assembly and finishing processes: for example, each livery is
hand-painted and polished, without the use of stickers.
For those who want a 'bespoke' car, Abarth has developed two
specific collections belonging to the 'fuoriserie' programme and
applicable to both saloon and convertible models: 'New Heritage' and
'New Wave'. The former collection is inspired by cars of the past,
victories and races, while the latter focuses on trends and
innovations with the emphasis on materials and new technologies, a
tribute to contemporary Abarth aficionados and their 'custom
In detail, the 'New Heritage' is inspired by the cars that have
written the brand's history, reinterpreting their motifs with new
materials and new finishes. From the Fiat 750 Record and 124 Sanremo
all the way to the X19 prototype: these are the record-breaking
cars, the Abarth world rally champions, those driven by the greatest
sports drivers that are being reinterpreted in a modern guise with a
range of materials and finishes ranging from carbon fibre to sports
fabrics, from leather to Alcantara®, and from glossy to matte
The New Wave collection was developed by observing and listening to
trends emerging from the community of Abarth aficionados. Sportiness
interpreted with a contemporary twist, not necessarily linked to the
racing world, enhanced by the use of materials from research in the
automotive field and in all the most technical sports.
Regardless of the collection and livery chosen, customers will have
additional customisation options to create their own personal 'fuoriserie'.
The exclusivity and uniqueness are reinforced by documentation
issued with the car and a plate inside the car showing a serial
number and the owner's name.
The stand at the Geneva Motor Show will display two models for each
collection: Abarth 695 'Record' and Abarth 695 'Scorpione' for the
New Heritage collection, while the Abarth 695 'Hype' and Abarth 695
'Black Diamond' will represent the New Wave collection.
All the customisations on show will be available on the Abarth 500
and Abarth 500c with the 695 branding. In the future, the 'Abarth
fuoriserie' programme may be rolled out to the entire Abarth
Abarth 695 'Record'
This customisation is
inspired by the record-breaking cars that have written the history
of Abarth racing, including the Abarth 750 Record Bertone. This car,
created in 1956 after years of aerodynamic research, beat no fewer
than 10 world records on the Monza racetrack, including the '72
hour' record, when it travelled 10,125.26 km.
Externally, the 695
features Matte Competizione Grey bodywork. This is complemented by a
roof featuring the distinctive Abarth chequerboard, typical of the
world of motorsport, recreated through a special manual polishing
process. Matte black 695 design rims and red Brembo® brake calipers
underscore the sporty nature of the car.
The interiors show
attention to detail and sportiness through the selection of 'Abarth
Corsa by Sabelt®' in black leather with Alcantara® inserts and top
stitching, both red with glossy carbon shell and cushion base. The
same material also reappears in other details inside the passenger
compartment such as the dashboard, gear panel and kick plate. The
red finish also features on the parcel rack and head restraint. The
pedals and sills are in aluminium to emphasise the racing soul of
this car. 695 'fuoriserie' branding further customises the car on
seats, steering wheel and kick plates.
Abarth 695 'Scorpione'
The two-tone livery that
characterises the Abarth 695 'Scorpione' is based on the historical
Autobianchi A112 Abarth, a sporty-looking car destined for private
drivers, and the 124 Abarth, a racing car with a successful past:
victories in the 1970 international manufacturers championship and
the 1975 world Rally championship (it was the top Fiat car for six
seasons, from 1972 to 1975).
The 695 on show in
Geneva boasts a glossy black livery with matte bonnet traversed by a
band produced using a polishing treatment. The same band has also
been applied to the roof by means of a special handcrafting process.
The livery, shown in this case on a cabrio model, will also be
available on saloon models.
The door mirrors and
pillar trim are in glossy carbon, demonstrating great attention to
material quality in all detailing. Magnesium-coloured 695 design
rims and red Brembo® brake calipers add extra toughness to the car.
The interiors also
reflect the exclusivity, customisation and crafting that
characterise the 'Abarth fuoriserie' programme.
Black leather Sabelt®
seats with the central part in grey perforated Alcantara® are
embroidered with the 695 and 'fuoriserie' logos in red. Red, a
colour evoking the world of motorsport, reappears in all the
internal trim: the seat wheel bearing the Abarth Scorpion logo, the
embroidered leather-trimmed parcel rack, the handbrake lever with
its double fell stitching and leather inserts on the steering wheel.
Matte carbon elements are also evident on the dashboard, seat squab,
sill and gear panel, while aluminium pedals and kick plate give the
interiors an even more sporty look.
Abarth 695 'Hype'
This car is inspired by
the most recent trends in terms of colours and details and is aimed
in particular at young drivers who wish to stand out without having
to give up on performance. Outside, it features a two-tone livery
with the lower part in Matte Record Grey and the upper part in Matte
Green. A yellow liner divides and joins the two souls of the car,
reflecting the colour of the calipers and hubcaps. The 'esseesse'
design rims are in matte titanium painted with a special finish
reminiscent of the metal. The same treatment is reserved for the
upper bumper grille, the extractor and all chromework on the car.
The exterior customisation continues with an Abarth scorpion
'tattoo' on the roof achieved by a 'ton sur ton' manual polishing
The attention to trends,
colours and customisations is also evident in the interiors with 'Abarth
Corsa by Sabelt®' in black leather with Alcantara® military green
inserts embroidered with the '695' and 'fuoriserie' logos in yellow
with glossy carbon shell and cushion base. The same material also
reappears in other details inside the passenger compartment:
dashboard, gear panel and kick plate. Yellow top stitching is also
evident on the steering wheel, with black ears and viewfinder.
Abarth 695 'Black Diamond'
For customers who seek
style and quality in addition to performance, Abarth proudly
presents its 'Black Diamond' customisation at the Geneva Motor Show,
with a nod to its female audience.
The exterior features a two-tone livery in Record Grey and Scorpione
Black, both matte, and a chrome liner that runs horizontally to
emphasise the car's glamorous soul together with chrome-plated
mirror fairings and magnesium-coloured 695 design rims.
Red Brembo® brake
calipers and hubcaps reinforce the car's sporty spirit. A chequered
flag on the roof in grey achieved using a gloss-matte paint effect
is another reference to the Abarth spirit.
The style of this car is also reflected by the interior with seats
upholstered entirely in sand beige leather, with containment strips
featuring single-layer padding, sporty but elegant and comfortable
at the same time, and stylish details such as the 'fuoriserie'
wording heat-printed on the head restraint. The parcel rack is also
in leather with a silver embroidered logo. The dashboard and gear
plate are distinguished by a special matte-finish carbon trim, as
are the pedals, sill and kick plates. The black leather steering
wheel is enhanced by beige leather inserts and a tricoloured