Designed for track racing, the Abarth 695 “Assetto Corse” conceptually depicts the continuity of the historic 695 brand that came into being in 2009 with the 695 Tributo Ferrari. The car also appears as the evolution of the Abarth 500 “Assetto Corse”, the “small and mean” protagonist of huge successes during the past three years of single-make trophies. The Abarth 695 “Assetto Corse” is characterised by an aggressive front decorated with a badge bearing the Abarth logo and, underneath, a broader bumper complete with aerodynamic spoiler and screen-printed grilles instead of the plastic masks of the standard version. Under the bonnet, fitted out with the classic bonnet clips in true racing style, we find the 1368cc turbocharged engine that delivers 205 horsepower.
The rear of the car features a winged spoiler, a badge bearing the Abarth logo and a twin exhaust pipe. The wheel assemblies complete with 17″ light alloy racing wheels are enriched with new floating, perforated and self-ventilated front disc brakes and perforated rear disc brakes, which with the help of a new brake governor further increase performance on the track. But the true innovation of this new version is the Sadev sequential gearbox with a specific ratio that when combined with a metal-ceramic twin plate clutch reaches absolutely top performance in its category.
On the inside the Abarth 695 “Assetto Corse” contains all of the safety equipment required by FIA regulations, including a roll-bar welded to the body that has been further optimised to improve its torsional stiffness. To make it even lighter – the car weighs about 30 kg less than the previous 500 “Assetto Corse” – the doors have been lightened by using Lexan for the side windows. The driver’s seat, with specific racing seat and steering wheel, and digital display complete the Abarth 695 “Assetto Corse”, which proves to be a true competition car that is small but aggressive, just like the 500 “Assetto Corse”.