New Abarth 695 Esseesse is Brand’s Fastest Car Now
Having witnessed growth of almost 50 per cent in market share in 2020 compared to 2019, the Abarth brand recorded a great start to 2021 in its first four months, continuing the upward trend in market share in Europe, partly due to the launch of the refreshed Abarth 595 line-up for 2021.
In an effort to continue the momentum, the Scorpion brand returns to make the hearts of the Abarth fans beat even faster with the new 695 Esseesse limited edition.
Limited to 1,390 units
Produced in a limited edition of just 1,390 models, split equally by 695 in Scorpion black and 695 in Campovolo grey, the Abarth 695 Esseesse is the new collector’s edition dedicated to those seeking exclusivity, performance and a racing soul.
Available in hatchback form only, the new Abarth 695 Esseesse features a new dual-hunched aluminium bonnet that reduces weight by 25 per cent compared to a normal steel bonnet. This new aluminium bonnet, together with the Akrapovič exhaust, reduces the car’s overall weight by 10kg compared to an Abarth 595 Competizione.
That spoiler though
At the rear, a new spoiler is fitted that recalls the world of racing and the Scorpion brand’s legendary history. The angle of the spoiler is fully adjustable between zero to 60°.
At its full angle (60°) and a speed of 124mph on track, the ‘Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile’ provides for an increase in aerodynamic load up to 42kg, resulting in improved stability and responsiveness.
Thanks to these enhancements, the 695 Esseesse is now the fastest model in the line-up.
The exterior design merges the car’s past and present, 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 Akrapovic
Twin titanium Akrapovič tailpipes complete the look delivering pure emotion in sound both on the road and on the track.
Inside the new Abarth 695 Esseesse the Sabelt seats include the wording ‘one of 695’ on the headrest to mark its exclusivity. Each of the car’s two body colours matches the stitching on the seats, with red seat belts and the white rear shell.
The customisation also continues on the Alcantara dashboard fascia, where the laser-cut wording ‘695 Esseesse’ stands out in the lower right corner. To emphasise its racing soul, carbon fibre adorns the gear lever and steering wheel inserts.
225 km/h top speed
The new 695 Esseesse is equipped with the 1.4 T-jet engine mated to a manual transmission, delivering 180hp and 250Nm of torque at 3,000rpm, offering a top speed of 225 km/h (with the spoiler adjusted to 0°) and acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds.
Demonstrating the commitment by Abarth to provide the best components for exemplary dynamics, Koni FSD shock absorbers are fitted all round together with four-piston red Brembo brake calipers in the front.
Finally, on the technology and connectivity front, the Abarth 695 Esseesse is equipped with the Uconnect infotainment system with satellite navigation, a 7-inch touchscreen with built-in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and DAB digital radio.
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