03/08/2019 DPCcars Videos
At the Geneva International Motor Show, the Scorpion brand celebrates the 70th anniversary of its foundation, a milestone in motorsports history. The stars of the stand are the new Abarth 595 esseesse and the Abarth 124 Rally Tribute limited edition, both authentic expressions of the brand’s racing soul and its glorious past in motorsports.
Turning to specifics, the first car is a homage to the legendary Sixties tuning kit, successfully reprised in 2009 on the new Abarth 500. The second debut car, on the other hand, is a tribute to the Abarth 124 rally, which, after an extremely successful season culminating in victory in the FIA R-GT Cup and the European Rally Championship and more than 40 class victories in 12 different national championships, is aiming to defend its dominant position, and the titles it won, in 2019.
New Abarth 595 esseesse
The amazing Abarth 595 esseesse is back, breathing new life into a name deeply rooted in the brand’s history, looking right back to its origins, when the Sixties tuning kits made Karl Abarth’s fortune as the inventor of the kits designed to boost the performance of mass production cars.
1964 saw the debut of the first Abarth 595 esseesse, tuned with the aid of a Solex 34 PBIC carburettor and a special intake manifold, cast in a single piece of light alloy with the valve cover, boosting its power to 32 HP. On the outside, the car was recognisable by the rubber ties securing the bonnet instead of the usual lock, replaced by the enamelled Abarth logo. Inside, the “mean little Scorpion” displayed distinctive badges, with the “SS” monogram in capital letters on the bonnet and boot, and “esseesse” in full, in lowercase letters, on the dashboard. And it was an immediate success with Italian sports car enthusiasts.
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