2013 Abarth 695 Fuori Serie
2013 Abarth 695 Fuori Serie Exclusivity Start With Performance
(from Abarth Press Release) Abarth ‘fuoriserie’ programme
The Abarth 'fuoriserie' concept represents the ultimate level of customisation combined with the exclusivity of a car built for and dedicated to every single customer, satisfying their desires and aspirations. Through direct communication with Abarth, 'fuoriserie' customers are able to develop their car, forging a solid link with a brand that continues even once the car has been paid for through customer care that is always available and attentive to every need.
Customisation and exclusivity start with performance (only Abarth 'fuoriserie' cars have 180 HP engine tuning and feature the exclusive 695 branding) and continue with the numbers (limited editions with very few examples) plus a focus on innovation, technology and trends, which also applies to the choice of materials.
Abarth 'fuoriserie' cars also offer other distinctive features and technical specifications: to start with, the 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine boosted to 180 HP and teamed with the electrically-operated manual Abarth Competizione gearbox with steering wheel controls, which enhances the performance of the engine with reduced gearshift times as well as guaranteeing an experience of superior driving comfort at the wheel.
To improve the performance and the acceleration in particular, the 'fuoriserie' car is fitted with high-performance tyres on 17'' alloys. The ride and braking system have also been strengthened to cope with the extra power: Brembo ® 305 mm brake discs that can be dismantled with fixed four-piston caliper and special Köni® shock absorbers with FSD technology that guarantee performance in total safety. The variable back-pressure dual mode exhaust is designed to improve engine performance and deliver an inspiring engine sound over 3,000 rpm.
'Fuoriserie' cars are equipped with Xenon headlights with dipped and main beam functions for improved light emission and excellent efficiency under all weather conditions. These devices deliver three times the light intensity and duration of standard halogen lamp headlights.
The interiors are customised with specific materials and trim levels, made by involving superior Italian and international partners that share values such as craftsmanship and high quality with the brand: carbon finishes, dedicated personalisation plates and cutting-edge technology, as evidenced by a JBL® sound system (created by Harman® specially for Abarth) with 9 speakers and 8 channel amplifier for 400 watts of overall power.
Exclusivity and attention to detail are guaranteed by handcrafting assembly and finishing processes: for example, each livery is hand-painted and polished, without the use of stickers.
For those who want a 'bespoke' car, Abarth has developed two specific collections belonging to the 'fuoriserie' programme and applicable to both saloon and convertible models: 'New Heritage' and 'New Wave'. The former collection is inspired by cars of the past, victories and races, while the latter focuses on trends and innovations with the emphasis on materials and new technologies, a tribute to contemporary Abarth aficionados and their 'custom attitude'.
In detail, the 'New Heritage' is inspired by the cars that have written the brand's history, reinterpreting their motifs with new materials and new finishes. From the Fiat 750 Record and 124 Sanremo all the way to the X19 prototype: these are the record-breaking cars, the Abarth world rally champions, those driven by the greatest sports drivers that are being reinterpreted in a modern guise with a range of materials and finishes ranging from carbon fibre to sports fabrics, from leather to Alcantara®, and from glossy to matte liveries.
The New Wave collection was developed by observing and listening to trends emerging from the community of Abarth aficionados. Sportiness interpreted with a contemporary twist, not necessarily linked to the racing world, enhanced by the use of materials from research in the automotive field and in all the most technical sports.
Regardless of the collection and livery chosen, customers will have additional customisation options to create their own personal 'fuoriserie'. The exclusivity and uniqueness are reinforced by documentation issued with the car and a plate inside the car showing a serial number and the owner's name.
The stand at the Geneva Motor Show will display two models for each collection: Abarth 695 'Record' and Abarth 695 'Scorpione' for the New Heritage collection, while the Abarth 695 'Hype' and Abarth 695 'Black Diamond' will represent the New Wave collection.
All the customisations on show will be available on the Abarth 500 and Abarth 500c with the 695 branding. In the future, the 'Abarth fuoriserie' programme may be rolled out to the entire Abarth universe.
Abarth 695 'Record'
This customisation is inspired by the record-breaking cars that have written the history of Abarth racing, including the Abarth 750 Record Bertone. This car, created in 1956 after years of aerodynamic research, beat no fewer than 10 world records on the Monza racetrack, including the '72 hour' record, when it travelled 10,125.26 km.
Externally, the 695 features Matte Competizione Grey bodywork. This is complemented by a roof featuring the distinctive Abarth chequerboard, typical of the world of motorsport, recreated through a special manual polishing process. Matte black 695 design rims and red Brembo® brake calipers underscore the sporty nature of the car.
The interiors show attention to detail and sportiness through the selection of 'Abarth Corsa by Sabelt®' in black leather with Alcantara® inserts and top stitching, both red with glossy carbon shell and cushion base. The same material also reappears in other details inside the passenger compartment such as the dashboard, gear panel and kick plate. The red finish also features on the parcel rack and head restraint. The pedals and sills are in aluminium to emphasise the racing soul of this car. 695 'fuoriserie' branding further customises the car on seats, steering wheel and kick plates.
Abarth 695 'Scorpione'
The two-tone livery that characterises the Abarth 695 'Scorpione' is based on the historical Autobianchi A112 Abarth, a sporty-looking car destined for private drivers, and the 124 Abarth, a racing car with a successful past: victories in the 1970 international manufacturers championship and the 1975 world Rally championship (it was the top Fiat car for six seasons, from 1972 to 1975).
The 695 on show in Geneva boasts a glossy black livery with matte bonnet traversed by a band produced using a polishing treatment. The same band has also been applied to the roof by means of a special handcrafting process. The livery, shown in this case on a cabrio model, will also be available on saloon models.
The door mirrors and pillar trim are in glossy carbon, demonstrating great attention to material quality in all detailing. Magnesium-coloured 695 design rims and red Brembo® brake calipers add extra toughness to the car.
The interiors also reflect the exclusivity, customisation and crafting that characterise the 'Abarth fuoriserie' programme.
Black leather Sabelt® seats with the central part in grey perforated Alcantara® are embroidered with the 695 and 'fuoriserie' logos in red. Red, a colour evoking the world of motorsport, reappears in all the internal trim: the seat wheel bearing the Abarth Scorpion logo, the embroidered leather-trimmed parcel rack, the handbrake lever with its double fell stitching and leather inserts on the steering wheel. Matte carbon elements are also evident on the dashboard, seat squab, sill and gear panel, while aluminium pedals and kick plate give the interiors an even more sporty look.
Abarth 695 'Hype'
This car is inspired by the most recent trends in terms of colours and details and is aimed in particular at young drivers who wish to stand out without having to give up on performance. Outside, it features a two-tone livery with the lower part in Matte Record Grey and the upper part in Matte Green. A yellow liner divides and joins the two souls of the car, reflecting the colour of the calipers and hubcaps. The 'esseesse' design rims are in matte titanium painted with a special finish reminiscent of the metal. The same treatment is reserved for the upper bumper grille, the extractor and all chromework on the car. The exterior customisation continues with an Abarth scorpion 'tattoo' on the roof achieved by a 'ton sur ton' manual polishing technique.
The attention to trends, colours and customisations is also evident in the interiors with 'Abarth Corsa by Sabelt®' in black leather with Alcantara® military green inserts embroidered with the '695' and 'fuoriserie' logos in yellow with glossy carbon shell and cushion base. The same material also reappears in other details inside the passenger compartment: dashboard, gear panel and kick plate. Yellow top stitching is also evident on the steering wheel, with black ears and viewfinder.
Abarth 695 'Black Diamond'
For customers who seek style and quality in addition to performance, Abarth proudly presents its 'Black Diamond' customisation at the Geneva Motor Show, with a nod to its female audience.
The exterior features a two-tone livery in Record Grey and Scorpione Black, both matte, and a chrome liner that runs horizontally to emphasise the car's glamorous soul together with chrome-plated mirror fairings and magnesium-coloured 695 design rims.
Red Brembo® brake calipers and hubcaps reinforce the car's sporty spirit. A chequered flag on the roof in grey achieved using a gloss-matte paint effect is another reference to the Abarth spirit.
The style of this car is also reflected by the interior with seats upholstered entirely in sand beige leather, with containment strips featuring single-layer padding, sporty but elegant and comfortable at the same time, and stylish details such as the 'fuoriserie' wording heat-printed on the head restraint. The parcel rack is also in leather with a silver embroidered logo. The dashboard and gear plate are distinguished by a special matte-finish carbon trim, as are the pedals, sill and kick plates. The black leather steering wheel is enhanced by beige leather inserts and a tricoloured viewfinder.