Ever since 1949, Abarth produced some of the finest and rarest Italian cars. During the next weekend, three of them will be present at Automotoretro show in Turin, Italy.
The show will take place between 12 and 14 February and over 52.000 visitors are expected to come. There’s 16 percent more than the last year. The vintage cars exhibition is quite big: more than 1.000 exhibitors will show off their automotive products over more than 90.000 square meters.
At Abarth’s stand we can find the legend Abarth 595 Esseesse. It had been seen first time in 1963, and it’s a sportier variant of Fiat 500. It’s the Esseesse kit that makes it more powerful and agile than the 500 model: the Fiat’s 500cc engine originally produced 17.5 hp at 4.400 rpm, allowing it to reach 95 km/h. Abarth retuned the engine to produce a mighty 32 hp, for a 0-100km/h sprint in 24.7 sec. and a 1/4 of mile covered in 21.8 sec.! The top speed of the beast was 130 km/h.
Next to its grandpa, we’ll admire the young and powerful Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing. It is the result of the second year’s cooperation between the Scorpion-badged brand and Movistar Yamaha. To upgrade the car, Abarth and Yamaha worked together to obtain 20 hp more, up to 160. There were fitted a BMC air filter, Eibach springs and Koni shock absorbers, 17 inch matt black rims and Monza Record exhaust.
Finally, a Fiat 124 Abarth Rally Gr. 4 will be shown during the exhibition. It’s equipped with a 1,756 cc engine, delivering 200 hp and, depending on the gearbox ratio, can top 170 km/h. This model claimed two victories at the European Rally Championship, and was second in the manufacturer’s ranking for four sesons in a row, starting from 1972.
The price for one ticket at this year’s 34th edition is 20€, and the schedule is Friday from 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 7pm.