2011 Abarth 695 Competizione review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 20 September 2011 , 06:09:53 byVeronica

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Abarth 695 Competizione

The 2011 Abarth 695 Competizione is a double-seat car that best expresses a concept used to a great extent in the past, announcing that the Abarths are cars designed for the road but also aimed to be easily used on the track. The exclusive Grigio Competizione Opaco livery highlights the exterior of the car which took its inspiration from the Abarth 500 Assetto Corsa. The aesthetic exterior features are completed by 17-inch rims, the Brembo brake calipers and hub cap, both red. However, the interior remains the distinguishing element, adding sporting character due to the roll bar which decreases its weight, making it even better performing. The Abarth 695 Competizione features "Abarth Corsa by Sabelt" seats in black leather with Alcantara red inserts and a carbon fibre shell and seat base. Fitted with five-speed "Abarth Competizione" gearshift paddles, the black leather steering wheel integrates a tricolour hub and red inserts. The racing pedals received a special attention as they appear personalised with the Scorpion logo. Concerning the powertrain, a 1.4-liter Turbo T-Jet 16v engine, powers the Abarth 695 Competizione, developing more than 180 HP, mated to an electromechanical gearbox. The transmission incorporates two operating modes: "Track" where shifting is instead manual and "Street" with automatic gearbox. The braking systems and the suspension were improved in order to cope with the extra power. Thus, the special shock absorbers guarantee performance in total safety and the Brembo 305 mm disc brakes can be dismantled with fixed four-piston caliper disc.