The Scorpion brand returns to make the hearts of the Abarth fans beat even faster with the new 695 Esseesse limited edition. Named after Carlo Abarth – the inventor of tuning for mass-production cars. The 695 Esseesse becomes Abarth’s fastest model, with 178bhp being pumped from a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine. As a result, the sprint to a 100kmph takes just 6.7 seconds while this tuned Fiat 500 can attain a top speed of 225kmph.

Fiat 695 Esseesse Abarth

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. It was designed for everyday use and as a sporty city car, but aimed at those who were seeking the best performance on everyday roads. Immediately a success, it stood out for its distinctive monogram ‘SS’ in capital letters on the bonnet and ‘esseesse’ on the dashboard.

Fiat 695 Esseesse Abarth

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. 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.

 

Fiat 695 Esseesse Abarth

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.

Fiat 695 Esseesse Abarth

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.

Fiat 695 Esseesse Abarth

Cars like these speak the brand’s ideology and the 695 Esseesse does that so brilliantly.