Abarth 695 Black Diamond, Hype, Scorpione and Record unveiled

Article by Christian A., on February 28, 2013

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Fiat will bring its Fuori Series individualization program for the Abarth 695 based on the well-known 500. Specially crafted by a highly specialised team of Abarth designers, the Geneva lineup will include the Abarth 696 Black Diamond, Hype, Scorpione and Record.

Abarth 695 Record and the Scorpione update the the liveries of historical models, namely the Abarth 750 Record Bertone and the A112 or 124 Abarth.

Furthermore, the Abarth 595 Hype and Black Diamond belong to the New Wave collection, where the focus is on the latest trends and a quest for innovative materials and technologies.

Moreover, Fiat also announced the Abarth 500 Custom: a conceptual blank sheet to be moulded in accordance with your personality.

The Italian manufacturer will be able to create a range of personalization options extended through performance tuning kits, brake systems, exhaust systems and an extensive array of accessories, new colours and materials for exteriors and interiors. All these models come equipped ith the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine delivering 160 hp.

Roberto Giolito, Head of FIAT and Abarth Style, remarked that the exterior of the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth exudes the essence of a pure-Italian performance car. He added that the exterior design of the new Fiat 500 Abarth is functional, purposeful and emotional – its styling helps enhance the car’s aerodynamics, engine cooling as well as grip. Giolito added that the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth provides the driver with a sporty and technical-styled cockpit, as complemented by an array of performance equipment and exclusive details.

As expected, the new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth fully features proportions and iconic design cues of the new Fiat 500. However, it takes these elements further by exuding higher levels of aerodynamics and performance.

One of the approaches made to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics while making sure that its all-new 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo mill has enough space in the engine compartment is to make its front fascia more pronounced. Furthermore, the front fascia was pushed forward by 2.7 inches (69 mm), similar to the approach made on the 850 TC and 1000 TC models.

In addition, the so-called "Abarth" signature shield now seemingly on a finned surface that also acts like an extra air intake. Just below this element are three air intakes which has openings that are larger than those on the Fiat 500. The front also features a blacked-out fascia accent that doesn’t only direct help for cooling the engine but also accommodates the projector-beam fog lamps. The front fascia comes with twin nostrils that are strategically positioned to optimize airflow from and into the two engine intercoolers.

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