1961 Abarth Monomillere
Abarth is an Italian racing car maker founded by Italian-Austrian Karl (Carlo) Abarth in Turin in 1949.
In the 1960s, Abarth & C. S.r.l was quite successful in hillclimbing and sports car racing, mainly in classes from 850cc up to 2000cc, competing with Porsche 904 and Ferrari Dino. Hans Herrmann was a factory driver from 1962 until 1965, winning the 500km Nürburgring in 1963 with Teddy Pilette
Later, Johann Abt was promised by Carlo Abarth that he could drive a factory car for free if he won all the races he entered—which Abt nearly did, winning 29 of 30, the 30th being a second.
Along with its racing cars, Abarth produced high-performance exhaust pipes. Later, Abarth diversified in producing various tuning kits for road vehicles, mainly for Fiat. Abarth was also associated in producing sports or racing cars with Porsche and Simca.
Abarth was sold to Fiat on July 31 1971, and the racing team sold to Enzo Osella. Abarth became the racing department of Fiat, managed by famed engine designer Aurelio Lampredi. Some models built by Fiat or its subsidiaries Lancia and Autobianchi were co-branded Abarth, the most famous being the Autobianchi A112 Abarth. Abarth also prepared Fiat Group's rally cars like Fiat 124 Abarth and 131 Abarth. In the 80s Abarth name was mainly used to mark performance Fiats like Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130 TC. The name was almost forgotten in 1990s and in 2000s it was used like a trim/model level on FIAT cars, like the FIAT Stilo Abarth.
In 2007 Fiat Automobiles SpA relaunched the brand with the Grande Punto Abarth and the Grande Punto Abarth S2000. The brand is to be seen as a separate division to the main Fiat brand in a similar way that the Renault Sport brand is to the mainstream Renault. It is based in the Officine 83, part of the old Mirafiori engineering plant. The company CEO is Luca De Meo, who is also the CEO of Alfa Romeo and Chief Marketing Officer of the Fiat Group.
Abarth race cars.
Fiat Abarth 1000
1961 Abarth Monomille, rebodied Fiat 600 chassis.
Cars produced by Abarth include the following models:
Abarth 204A Berlinetta
Alfa Romeo Abarth 2000 Coupe
Abarth 207A Spyder
Porsche 356B Carrera GTL Abarth
Abarth Simca 1300GT
Fiat Abarth 850TC Berlina
FIAT Abarth OT2000 Coupe
FIAT Abarth Zagato
FIAT Abarth 1000TCR Berlina
Autobianchi A112 Abarth
Fiat Abarth 595SS
Abarth OT 1300
Fiat Stilo Abarth
Fiat Punto Abarth
Fiat Ritmo 125 TC Abarth
Fiat Ritmo 130 TC Abarth
Fiat 124 Abarth Rally
Fiat 131 Abarth Rally
Fiat Punto Abarth (rally version only)
New cars produced under Abarth & C. S.p.A. (2007 - )
Abarth Grande Punto (2007)
Abarth Grande Punto SS (2007)
Abarth 500 SS
: a non commercial website about the Abarth cars of Scuderia La Fortuna
: Abarth works museum - Lier - Belgium
: Abarth 695 SS
Abarth at the Open Directory Project
/ Dutch Abarth Club for Historic Racing
/ Abarth Parts for Historic and Modern Abarths
A112 Abarth Club
/ Abarth Racing
Abarth Simca 2000 - Photos and Information
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