SpaItalia, the unavoidable event, magnifying the Italy of cars and motorbikes, could not miss the 70th anniversary of a symbol such as Abarth, in close collaboration with the Belgian importer of the brand!
It was indeed in 1949 that Carlo Abarth, born Karl Abarth, had the very good idea to set up in the region of Turin, land of Fiat and Lancia, a company preparing cars for the competition. Soon, the scorpion, Abarth's productions logo, was going to become widespread, with models as legendary as the Fiat Abarth 595 SS and 695 SS in the sixties.
Abarth remained an independent company until 1971, before being absorbed by Fiat Auto and establish itself as the reference of the sports versions of the various brands of the group. The Abarth race team became the sports department of the parent company.
In 2007, the Fiat group decided to revive the Abarth brand, which was reflected in particular by the appearance of the Fiat 500 Abarth, linking with its prestigious past.
To celebrate the seven decades of existence of Abarth, the 595, the sports derivative of the current 500, but also the 124 Spider and GT are declined in a '70th anniversary' version recognizable by its specific badges.
The fans of the scorpion brand have an appointment on the most beautiful circuit of the world next Sunday, June 16 as part of SpaItalia to celebrate this prestigious anniversary. Many road and track Abarths will be exposed in the paddock, with as a highlight a static exhibition of models that have marked the history of the brand, in close collaboration with the Abarth Works Museum of the expert Guy Moerenhout, as well as the presentation of the current range. Rendez-vous also on the track of Francorchamps for the free ride scheduled at 13:50.