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    In the first race of the single-branded championship reserved to Abarth 124 rally double win for the italian drivers, with Mabellini-Arena before Gobbin-Cervi
    A difficult race that awarded the youngest participant in the Abarth Rally Cup, taking place in the FIA European Rally Championship 2020

    The winner of the first race of the Abarth Rally Cup is only 20 years old ,...

    The winner of the first race of the Abarth Rally Cup is only 20 years old , the single-branded international championship for Abarth 124 rally R-GT, taking place in the FIA European Rally Championship.

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    Three crews will be competing for the one-make championship reserved for the Abarth 124 rally, which begins on July 24 with the Rally di Roma Capitale
    Two Italian teams consisting of Roberto Gobbin with Alessandro Cervi and Andrea Mabellini with Nicola Arena, and a Polish team made up of Dariusz Poloński and Łukasz Sitek
    The calendar for the 2020 Abarth Rally Cup consists...

    Three teams will be on the starting line for the 2020 Abarth Rally Cup, a one-make championship reserved for the Abarth 124 rally, consisting of 5 prestigious races in the ERC European Championship.

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    1949 hours, 7 European countries and around 3,700 km. 1949 hours, 7 European countries and around 3,700 km. The Abarth 695 70° Anniversario roars its way back as the star of the tour after the break for the Europe-wide lockdown.
    Today's the day for the restart from Italy, to later pass through France, Spain and Portugal.
    Taking part in the tour will be fans, club members...

    The project is an exciting European tour on board the Abarth 695 70° Anniversario, on a multi-stage route of around 3,700 km, from the Netherlands to Portugal.

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    Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat & Abarth Brands, and Jean-Baptiste Ley, ERC Co-ordinator, take stock of the Abarth Rally Cup, part of the ERC – the European Rally Championship – while we wait for the next starting line in the Championship.

    While we wait for the engines to be restarted, Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat & Abarth Brands, and Jean-Baptiste Ley,...

    While we wait for the engines to be restarted, Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat & Abarth Brands, and Jean-Baptiste Ley, ERC Co-ordinator, take stock of the sporting successes of the Abarth 124 rally and the Abarth Rally Cup, part of the FIA European Rally Championship.

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    All the secrets of the new Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile fitted to the iconic Abarth 695 70° Anniversario.
    Tested in the FCA wind tunnel in Orbassano, near Turin, and on the Vallelunga circuit near Rome, the Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile improves grip on fast mixed courses and stability at high speeds.
    The quest for performance, including continuous refinement of...

    Carlo Abarth’s “performance concept” went way beyond a quest for pure power, maximum speed, and acceleration.

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    May 4, 1950: at the 32nd Turin Motor Show, 70 years ago to the day, the Scorpion brand debuted the Abarth Exhaust, its first. A legend was born.
    In typical Abarth style, the whole community will be taking part in a virtual flashmob as part of the celebration.
    The founder’s construction philosophy resulted in the modern Record Monza exhaust systems. Since 2008, the tailpipe...

    On May 4, 1950, at the 32nd Turin Motor Show, Carlo Abarth presented the "Abarth Exhaust,” probably the best-known accessory in the renowned conversion kits that brought worldwide fame to the Scorpion brand.

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    April 10, 1950: Tazio Nuvolari ended his illustrious career with a class victory in the legendary “Palermo-Monte Pellegrino” rally, behind the wheel of the Abarth 204A.
    Carlo Abarth's close friendship with the great champion from Mantua gave rise to the legend based on that sensational victory, the first in an endless succession of over 10,000 triumphs.

    Nearly 70 years...

    Nearly 70 years ago to the day, on April 10, 1950, the great champion Tazio Nuvolari ended his racing career behind the wheel of the Abarth 204A, the first model constructed by Carlo Abarth.

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    Legend behind the Abarth badge rooted in founder Carlo Abarth’s star sign.
    Fiat’s performance stamp since 1971
    Feisty sting for current Abarth 595 and 124 models

    Midrand, 08 April 2020 – Many different animals have adorned car badges over the years. One stands out from the rest, if only because it isn’t a svelte or powerful beast; but rather an arachnid. It’s no less...

    Many different animals have adorned car badges over the years.

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    Abarth wins first place in three categories of the “Best Brands” competition – held by the German magazine AUTO BILD – for the design of the 595 and 695.
    Readers of MOTORSPORT AKTUELL celebrate the Abarth 595 and Abarth 695.
    Victories in Slovenia and Hungary at the international “Best Cars 2020” competition.

    A shower of awards for Abarth in early 2020 has confirmed the...

    A shower of awards for Abarth in early 2020 has confirmed the great enthusiasm for the Scorpion, which celebrated its 70th anniversary last year.

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    Forty years after the immortal manga masterpiece “Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro”, the world’s most famous thief returns to the cinema with a spectacular new film, together with his inseparable Fiat 500.
    Paying homage to the iconic Italian yellow car driven by Arsène Lupin and his gang, the Abarth brand was an official partner in yesterday’s event in The Space Odeon...

    Forty years after the immortal manga masterpiece “Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro”, the world’s most famous thief returns to the cinema with a spectacular new film, together with his inseparable Fiat 500.

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    Andrea Nucita, winner of the 2019 Abarth Rally Cup, and Dennis Hauger, victor at the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth 2019, were in competition for the “Champion of Champions Abarth 2019”.
    Abarth Rally Cup 2020: registrations are open, the new 2020 regulations having been published, with an annual prize fund of €210,000.
    Also in 2020, Abarth will also be the sole...

    Andrea Nucita, winner of the 2019 Abarth Rally Cup with the Abarth 124 rally, and the young Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger, who was victorious at the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth 2019, competed aboard the 695 70° Anniversario, to crown the “champion of champions”.

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    The new JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARÇONS MAN Autumn-Winter 2020 collection surprised its Paris audience with an interpretation of the concepts of upgrade, performance and customization, all typical of the Abarth brand, but applied to the fashion world     
    On Friday at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Junya Watanabe, a Japanese fashion designer at JUNYA WATANABE COMME des...

    The new JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARÇONS MAN Autumn-Winter 2020 collection surprised its Paris audience with an interpretation of the concepts of upgrade, performance and customization, all typical of the Abarth brand, but applied to the fashion world

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    Abarth to be official vehicle partner of Dubai’s first fully integrated motorsports complex.
    For the first time Abarth is an official vehicle partner with an autodrome.

    National Auto, the exclusive distributor for Fiat and Abarth vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has signed an agreement with Dubai Autodrome, Dubai’s first fully integrated multipurpose...

    National Auto, the exclusive distributor for Fiat and Abarth vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has signed an agreement with Dubai Autodrome, Dubai’s first fully integrated multipurpose motorsports and entertainment complex, for the high-performance Italian Brand Abarth to be the circuit’s ‘Official Vehicle Partner’ for 2020.

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    Today in Turin via Carlo Abarth was officially named, in honor of the first 70 years of the Abarth brand and the strong bond shared by its founder and the capital city of the Piedmont region since 1949.
    The attendees at the ceremony included Francesco Sicari, Chairman of the City Council, Sergio Rolando, Councilor for the Budget, Planning and Place Names, Luisa Bernardini,...

    Today in Turin via Carlo Abarth was officially named, in honor of the first 70 years of the Abarth brand and the strong bond shared by its founder and the capital city of the Piedmont region since 1949.

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    The all-Italian "supercar" wins the "Autonis" contest organised by Auto, Motor und Sport in the "Minicar" category.
    The Abarth 595 range, renewed for the 70th anniversary of the brand with the Scorpion badge, is available in five versions with different power levels ranging from 145 to 180 HP.

    The Abarth 595 has won the "Autonis" contest organised by "Auto, Motor und...

    The Abarth 595 has won the "Autonis" contest organised by "Auto, Motor und Sport" in the "Minicar" category garnering 59% of the votes of the readers of the prestigious German magazine.

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    The Italian team achieved the title in the Gran Turismo continental championship one race early, thanks to the successes in the Montecarlo Rallye, Tour de Corse and Sanremo rallies.
    Three Abarth 124 rally are at the first three places in the rank of the FIA R-GT CUP at a race from the end
    In little more than two season, the Scorpio’s spider has 80 successes in the category,...

    For the second-year consecutively the Abarth 124 rally won the FIA R-GT CUP, the international championship reserved to the gran turism, spread in 8 prestigious events, in which there are three races valid for the International WRC.

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    Abarth is a racing and road-car maker founded by Italo-Austrian Carlo Abarth in 1949.
    The performance brand of Fiat originally built exhaust systems for vehicles and the now-famous association with Fiat began in 1952 when the Abarth 1500 Biposto was built on a Fiat platform.
    Abarth vehicles were renowned for their high-performance and power whilst being small and agile. Carlo...

    Abarth is a racing and road-car maker founded by Italo-Austrian Carlo Abarth in 1949.

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    Andrea Nucita with Alina Pop preceded Dariusz Polonski with Lukasz Sitek and strengthen their leadership in the championship reserved for the Abarth 124 rally.
    The Italian driver is on the podium of the Polish race and, thank of this result, is now 3rd in the ERC2 ranking.

    Second seasonal success for the Italian Andrea Nucita and the Romanian Alina Pop that, with the...

    econd seasonal success for the Italian Andrea Nucita and the Romanian Alina Pop that, with the Abarth 124 of the Bernini Rally team, stood out in the 76th Rally Poland, the fourth race of the ERC and third race of the Abarth Rally Cup, the single-branded championship reserved to the Scorpio’s spiders. Second place for the Polish Dariusz Polonski and Lukasz Sitek of the Rallytechnology team.

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    Two Abarth 124 rally in the Rally Poland: the Italian Andrea Nucita with the Romanian Alina Pop and the Polish team of Dariusz Polonski with Lukasz Sitek.
    The Abarth 124 rally will be challenged in difficult routes in the Polish race, one of the most traditional international rally that saw the Scorpio brand win on many occasions.

    The 76°Rally Poland will take place from...

    The 76°Rally Poland will take place from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th of June, the fourth event of the ERC and third event of the Abarth Rally Cup, the single-branded championship for the Abarth 124 rally.

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    Three Abarth 124 rally vehicles will take to their marks at the starting line of the Rally, with Latvian crew Reinis Nitišs and Māris Kulšs, Polish drivers Dariusz Polonski and Lukasz Sitek and the mixed crew formed by Italian driver Andrea Nucita and Romanian Alina Pop.
    The Rally Liepāja, which will take place from 24 to 26 May, unwinds over a route of 859 km with 13 high...

    The fast off-road terrain of Latvia will set the stage for the second date of the Abarth Rally Cup, the single-brand championship that stars the Abarth 124 rally, in the context of the prestigious European Rally Championship.

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    Andrea Nucita, with the Romanian Alina Pop, driving Abarth 124 rally, preceded the Polish Dariusz Polonski and Lukasz Sitek, and the Latvian Reinis Nitišs and Māris Kulšs, at the end of a thrilling race.
    The Abarth 124 Rally gave a great spectacle on this fast and hard track course proving to be fast and reliable.
    Nucita now leads the Abarth Rally Cup’s rank before...

    The fast gravel roads in the Liepaja Rally enhanced the Abarth 124’s qualities. The Italian Andrea Nucita, with the Romanian co-driver Alina Pop, which stood out in the Abarth Rally Cup’s rank, preceding the Polish Dariusz Polonski and Lukasz Sitek, and the Latvian Reinis Nitišs and Māris Kulšs.

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    In the Abarth Rally Cup Alberto Monarri (SPA) and Alberto Chamorro (SPA) preceded Carlos Garcia Perez (SPA) and Jordi Diaz Negrin (SPA) both on an Abarth 124 rally from the SMC Junior Motorsport team.
    Third place for the Polish Dariusz Polonski and Lukasz Sitek, fourth place for the Italians Andrea Nucita and Michele Ferrara.
    Monarri has lead the race from the beginning to...

    The spanish pilots dominated the second race of the European ERC2 Championship and the first race of the Abarth rally Cup, the Abarth 124 rally championship, that takes place within 6 dates of 8 events of the European Championship.

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    The Formula 4 powered by Abarth championships are revving up in Germany and Italy.
    The Tatuus formula car of the F4 championships are equipped with 160-HP Abarth T-Jet engines.
    F4 is the training ground for hundreds of young drivers to prepare for a promotion from kart racing to Formula 1.

    The 2019 season of the ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth kicked off in...

    The 2019 season of the ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth kicked off in Germany last weekend.

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    Carlo Abarth (1908-1979) founded Abarth & C. on 31 March 1949, establishing a genuine legend of style and performance expressed through record-breaking cars, revolutionary tuning kits and legendary races.
    Ten world records, 133 international records, more than 10,000 wins on the track. The long string of successes is used to put the technological solutions which are...

    This important milestone in motorsports is another record of the Italian brand, which is still fuelling the dreams of fans worldwide today more than ever.

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    Enrico Brazzoli (ITA) and Manuel Fenoli (ITA) will be defending their primacy in the FIA R-GT Cup.
    Alberto Sassi (ITA) and Fabio Cangini (ITA) will be debuting in a 124 rally.
     The 124 rally took the first four places in the R-GT class ranking of the Tour de Corse in 2018.
    The Rallye Tour de Corse is one of the longest and most challenging courses of the championship. Last...

    After having reaped the maximum score with the class win in the Monte Carlo Rally, Italians Enrico Brazzoli and Manuel Fenoli with their Bernini Rally Team Abarth 124 rally will be defending their primacy in the FIA R-GT Cup in the Rallye Tour de Corse.

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    The 2019 Abarth Rally Cup will consist of six races all valid for the European Rally Championship in the R-GT class.
    The 2019 Abarth Rally Cup will have a dedicated ranking within the ERC2 ranking.
    There will be a rich jackpot for the first four classified in each race plus an additional final award.
    Abarth will provide a spare parts service on site with technicians to...

    Subscriptions open for the 2019 Abarth Rally Cup, the single-brand championship reserved for Abarth 124 Rally within the ERC

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    Abarth prevails in the "Design" category for the first time.
    Abarth 595 and Abarth 695 heads the "Design" ranking in the "Mini Cars" class.
    Abarth 124 spider wins the "Convertibles up to 50,000 Euro" category.  

    As in 2018, Abarth is among the winners of the "Best Brands" competition of the famous German automotive magazine Auto Bild. The news this year is the overall...

    As in 2018, Abarth is among the winners of the "Best Brands" competition of the famous German automotive magazine Auto Bild. The news this year is the overall victory of Abarth in the "Design" category across all car classes.

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    Debut of the new 595 esseesse and 124 Rally Tribute, paying homage to 70 years of style and performance, deeply rooted in motorsports.
    The new Abarth 595 esseesse is inspired by the legendary Sixties tuning kit and the later Abarth 500 edition launched in 2009.
    Also showcased at the Swiss event is the exclusive Abarth 124 Rally Tribute, the Limited Edition of just 124 cars,...

    At the Geneva International Motor Show, the Scorpion brand celebrates the 70th anniversary of its foundation, a milestone in motorsports history.

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    In 2018, the brand with the scorpion badge sold nearly 23,500 cars in Europe, with sales up by 36.5% compared to 2017.
    Abarth is celebrating this special year with the new “70th Anniversary” range characterised, on the outside, by a special badge that will make all the cars registered in 2019 unique and exclusive.
    Offered on the 595, the 124 spider and the 124 GT, the new...

    Transforming the ordinary into something extraordinary to offer the best products in the small sports car segment. This is the mission of the brand with the scorpion badge, that has always been the byword for performance and iconic Italian style and that last year set a new sales record in Europe.

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    The Bernini Rally Team car driven by Italians Enrico Brazzoli and Manuel Fenoli get the highest score in the GT international championship.
    The winning streak of the Abarth 124 rally continues and this year will be competing for the Abarth Rally Cup in the European Championship.
    The rally was tough because of ice and cold temperatures.
    The winner's satisfaction ahead of...

    The 2019 racing season began with a resounding success for Abarth in the FIA R-GT Cup in the Monte Carlo Rally for the Abarth 124 rally driven by Italians Enrico Brazzoli and Manuel Fenoli.

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    Italians Enrico Brazzoli (WRC3 2018 world champion) and Manuel Fenoli will be driving the Bernini Rally Team's Abarth 124 rally.
    The 124 rally performed well on the snow in the Monte Carlo Rally in 2018.
    This year, the Abarth 124 rally will be called to defend the FIA R-GT Cup and the R-GT Class ERC titles won in 2018.

    The Abarth 124 rally is opening the 2019 season at...

    The Abarth 124 rally is opening the 2019 season at the Monte Carlo Rally, the first event of the World Rally Championship WRC, with Enrico Brazzoli and crew-mate Manuel Fenoli (ITA) at the wheel of a Bernini Rally Team car.

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    The Abarth 124 Spider takes a starring role alongside Sting & Shaggy in the official music video for their new track, “Gotta Get Back My Baby” – the latest single, co-produced by Teflon (Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, Ruff Ryders) and Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Mylène Farmer, Lady Gaga), off their album, 44/876, which has spent 17 weeks atop the Billboard Reggae chart. The official...

    The Abarth 124 Spider takes a starring role alongside Sting & Shaggy in the official music video for their new track, “Gotta Get Back My Baby”

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    Abarth and Alfa Romeo Track Day Demonstrate Motoring Prowess at Corsa Italiana
    Midrand, September 10, 2018 – Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (FCA) Abarth and Alfa Romeo brands took part in the Corsa Italiana Track Day at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West last Saturday, 8 September 2018.
    Leading Gauteng FCA dealers hosted exclusive VIP guests in the morning session for hot laps...

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    Abarth is Official Sponsor and Official Car Supplier to the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for the fourth year in succession
    The association between Abarth and the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team continues: the Scorpion Brand partners the team competing in the FIM 2018 MotoGP World Championship
    This year the front of the fairing of the two Yamaha YZR-M1 2018 bikes again carries the...

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    Abarth at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show

    A highlight at the Geneva International Motor Show will be the Abarth 124 GT, Fiat’s new special edition that has a double personality – a stylish coupé and a bold and dynamic roadster for real driving pleasure.
    The Abarth 695 Rivale, developed in partnership with Riva, will be displayed alongside the Abarth 124 GT,...

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    Abarth and Alfa Romeo Track Day
    Midrand, South Africa – Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Abarth and Alfa Romeo brands will be participating in the ‘Corse Italiana’ track day at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West on Sunday 4th June 2017.
    Gauteng dealers will be hosting invited guests in the morning session for ‘hot laps’ in selected Abarth and Alfa vehicles on the main race track...

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    Abarth - A Unique History; 1949 - 2017
    Midrand, South Africa – Abarth is a racing and road-car maker founded by Italo-Austrian Carlo Abarth in 1949.
    The performance brand of Fiat originally built exhaust systems for vehicles and the now-famous association with Fiat began in 1952 when the Abarth 1500 Biposto was built on a Fiat platform.
    Abarth vehicles were renowned for...

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    Next Generation Scorpion arrives - Abarth 595 for 2017
    Midrand – Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Abarth range has been bolstered locally with the arrival of the all new Abarth 595 range. The 595 joins the recently launched Abarth 124 Spider to offer discerning buyers of the Scorpion brand a larger range of variants.
    Recently nominated as the “Best Car 2017” by readers of the...

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    New Abarth 124 Spider
    Midrand – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announces the arrival of the all new Abarth 124 spider to local showrooms from December 2016. The Abarth 124 Spider is targeted at a new generation of enthusiasts with its performance and technical DNA. The model combines the authentic roadster experience packed with thrills, technology and safety, with a touch of...