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New limited-edition Abarth 695 Esseesse hot hatchback launched

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This is the new Abarth 695 Esseesse. It’s a minimal-version model of the Italian brand’s compact incredibly hot hatchback which, thanks to some light-weight panels and some added aero, is now the fastest model in the company’s line-up.

Creation will be minimal to just one,390 examples, with 695 units coming in Scorpion black and 695 in Campovolo gray. Selling prices are still to be confirmed but, like the 695 70th Anniversario, we’re expecting it to cost in excess of £30,000.

Tweaks contain white seventeen-inch alloys, uprated Koni FSD shock absorbers, crimson Brembo brake calipers and unique white detailing for the entrance splitter and rear diffuser. There is also an Akrapovic exhaust technique and a new aluminium bonnet, which help you save 10kg more than the standard Abarth 595 Competizione.

The Abarth 695 Esseesse also functions the same manually adjustable tailgate spoiler we to start with saw on the 695 70th Anniversario. Potential buyers can change the wing’s angle of assault from zero to 60 degrees, with the most intense location presenting an added 42kg of downforce.

It’s driven by a turbocharged one.4-litre four-cylinder petrol motor, which develops 178bhp and 250Nm of torque. Thanks to the wright reduction the vehicle will sprint from -62mph in 6.7 seconds and reach a prime velocity of 140mph with the wing angle set to zero degrees. Every single example will also arrive with a five-velocity handbook gearbox.

Abarth’s unique styling touches keep on inside of with a pair of Sabelt bucket seats, with embroidered “one of 695” monograms on the headrests. The equipment knob has also been swapped for a carbon fibre alternative, even though the dashboard is trimmed in Alcantara and functions a laser-minimize “695 Esseesse” badge on the passenger aspect.

Abarth states the new 695 Esseesse was influenced by the 1964 model of the same name, which was equipped with a bundle of tuning elements developed by Carlo Abarth. Like its newest grandchild, it was also a minimal-version model, with just one,000 examples created.

The typical 695 Esseesse experienced a slightly more substantial displacement motor than the standard Fiat five hundred, at 690cc. It developed 37bhp and permitted the dinky town vehicle to hit a prime velocity of 87mph. Straight-line velocity was never ever the emphasis for the unique 695, even though. As a substitute, the upgrades had been developed to make the vehicle far more exciting to push (and far more usable) on every day streets.

Along with the peppier motor, the unique showcased flared arches, broader wheels, focused badges and an motor address which was completely fixed open to deliver added cooling.

Now go through our evaluate of the hardcore Abarth 695 Biposto. Allow us know your thoughts in the comments below…

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