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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Abarth 695 Fuori Serie Making Debut

Abarth Empowerment. If you are an Abarth enthusiast you've heard this phrase many times. It is the concept of turning a car into something extraordinary and unique, whether through tuning and customization or accessorizing.

To promote this philosophy, Abarth will debut a special program during the upcoming Paris Motor Show called "Fuori Serie" or "Special Production." With "Fuori Serie," Abarth owners will be able to interact directly with the company to have their new Abarths customised down to the smallest detail by a team of specialised Abarth designers, engineers and mechanics.

The Fuori Serie cars will be based on the potent Abarth 695. These cars feature an upgraded 180 hp T-Jet engine, a paddle shifted 5-speed C510 “Abarth Competizione” gearbox, large Brembo 4 piston caliper front brakes and Koni suspension.

Clients may choose from a specialized palette of colors and materials not available in the standard Abarth 500. Carbon fiber trim and a Harman’s JBL audio system are part of the interior package.

Abarth will offer two versions to select from, each with their own unique flavor.

First is called the Heritage Collection, inspired by the legendary Abarth championship cars from the past, but reinterpreted in a modern way. An example is the above Abarth 500 that sports the look of the world rally champion Fiat Abarth 131 Mirafiori with its Olio Fiat livery.

Next up is the New Wave collection and draws its inspiration from the modern world of sports and supercars. Expect to see the use of the latest colors and materials.

Abarth 695 Fuori Serie cars will be produced at Abarth's Mirafiori works in Torino, Italy and come with a certificate of authenticity. Adding to the cars exclusivity will be the fact that the cars first owner will be listed as Abarth&C.

Look for the Abarth 695 Fuori Serie at the Paris Motor Show, September 19 through October 14.

4 cylinders in line, 4 valves per cylinder, 1368 cm3
Maximum power: 180 HP (132 kW) at 5500 rpm.
Maximum torque: 250 Nm at 3000 rpm in sport mode.
Turbocharging: fixed geometry Garrett 1446 turbocharger.

"Abarth Competizione" electrically operated manual gearbox with controls on the steering wheel

“Powered by BMC” filter, specially developed for Abarth.

MacPherson independent front suspension
torsion beam rear suspension with special calibration and anti-roll bar
Koni shock absorbers with FSD valve

Dualdrive electric power steering with Sport mode
Sport/overboost button (this function modulates the Dualdrive electric power steering and increases engine torque)

Fixed Brembo front brake calipers
Floating, perforated and self-ventilating front brake discs ø 305 mm × 28 mm
Perforated rear brake discs ø 240 mm x 11 mm
High performance front brake pads
Electronic Stability Program.
TTC SYSTEM - Torque Transfer Control

Special design 7x17” ET35 aluminium alloy wheels with 205/40 R17” tyres.

complies with Euro 5 CEE-f5 standards

151 g/km

urban cycle: 8.4 l/100 km
extra-urban cycle: 5.4 l/100 km
combined cycle: 6.5 l/100 km

“Record Monza” dual mode exhaust system.
Xenon headlights
Black "Abarth Corse" by Sabelt seats with yellow stitching and carbon fibre backrest cover
"Carbon look" body parts
Special racing pedals

max. speed: 225 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h: < 7 sec.

Source: Fiat SpA
131 Abarth image used under GFDL-cc_by_sa

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