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Abarth 695 Esseesse Scorpion Edition, 2021, front
Abarth 695 Esseesse Scorpion Edition, 2021, side
Abarth 695 Esseesse Scorpion Edition, 2021, rear
Abarth 695 Esseesse Scorpion Edition, 2021, interior
Abarth 695 Esseesse Scorpion Edition, 2021, spoiler

A LIMITED run of special edition Abarth 695 Esseesse models is being produced with the cars having improved acceleration and handling.

As such it is the fastest model in the Abarth line-up with a top speed of 140mph and a 0 to 62mph acceleration time of 6.7 seconds.

Produced in a limited edition of just 1,390 models, split equally by 695 in Scorpion black and 695 in Campovolo grey paint finishes, the Abarth 695 Esseesse is aimed as a collector's edition dedicated to those seeking exclusivity, performance and a racing soul.

Powered by a 1.4-litre petrol turbo engine developing 180hp the Scorpion edition is expected to cost around £30,000 when it arrives in the UK.

Available in hatchback form only, the Scorpion special features a new dual-hunched aluminium bonnet that reduces weight by 25 per cent compared to a normal steel bonnet.

The bonnet, together with the Akrapovic exhaust, reduces the car's overall weight by 10kg compared to an Abarth 595 Competizione.

At the rear, a new spoiler is fitted which is fully adjustable between zero to 60 degrees. At its full angle and a speed of 124mph on track, it provides for an increase in aerodynamic load up to 42kg, resulting in improved stability and responsiveness.

It comes with exclusive white details on the front and rear spoiler, mirror caps and side stickers, white 17-inch alloy wheels with red centre caps, red Brembo brake calipers, a 695 logo on the side and 695 Esseesse badge on the rear. Twin titanium tailpipes complete the look.

The Abarth 695 Esseesse is equipped with the Uconnect infotainment system with satellite navigation, a seven-inch touchscreen with built-in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a DAB digital radio.

Abarth says that the car was inspired by the 1964 Esseesse which made a name for founder Carlo Abarth and established him as the inventor of sports tuning for mass production cars.

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