At the 2019 Abarth Days in Milan, the largest gathering of Scorpion fans in Europe, Abarth showcased the 695 70° Anniversario as part of the brand’s 70th anniversary celebrations.
Limited to 1949 units, this example is finished in a new Monza 1958 green livery, which is a tribute to the color of the first 500 Abarth that set six international records at Monza that year. The Campovolo grey (almost white) details include the spoiler at the rear, wheel arches, and the mirror caps. The same color is used for the Scorpion stickers on the bonnet and the chequered sticker on the roof.
In addition to the aforementioned Monza 1958 green livery, the hot hatch is also available in Pista Grey, Gara White, Scorpion black and Podio Blu; all with grey details and stickers. The 17-inch SuperSport alloy wheels with bright red Brembo calipers are also standard. The discs measure 305 mm at the front and 240 mm at the rear.
The highlight of the 695 70° Anniversario is, of course, the “Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile”. Which is an adjustable spoiler for you and me. It can be manually adjusted in 12 positions with an inclination from 0° to 60°. In the maximum inclination position (60°), the spoiler increases the aerodynamic load by up to 42 kg (92.6 lbs) at a speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).
Interiors get exclusive Sabelt Tricolore seats, limited edition numbered plaque, 7-inch Uconnect system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, DAB digital radio, and navigation.
The infotainment system also displays Abarth Telemetry — an integrated application to measure performance. Completing the standard equipment are automatic climate control and specific mats.
Powering the 695 70° Anniversario is a 1.4-litre (1,368 cc) 4-cylinder T-Jet turbocharged petrol engine, producing 132 kW (180 metric hp) at 5,500 rpm and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque at 3,000 rpm. The engine can be paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed robotized sequential gearbox (AMT).
As for the official performance figures, Abarth claims a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 6.7 seconds and with the spoiler set to 0° position, a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). The car also gets Record Monza active exhaust with 4 tailpipes, and FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) technology for the shock absorbers.