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Celebrations will be in full swing at the Heritage Hub in Turin as the iconic Abarth brand marks its 75th anniversary this year. An exclusive and large exhibition has been curated to showcase the storied history of the Scorpion brand alongside some of its latest offerings and even a concept or two. Among the highlights is of course the stunning little Abarth 695 75° Anniversario, the limited-edition model that was created specifically to celebrate this milestone. The limited edition hatchback will be limited to just 1,368 units worldwide - a number chosen because it’s the exact capacity of the little firecracker’s engine. This exhibition is in Turin, the capital of Torino Provincia in northwestern Italy and that means loads of Italians and those living around Europe will have pretty easy access, so it promises to be quite a popular attraction. The exhibition will offer Abarth and Fiat enthusiasts a comprehensive look at Abarth's legacy and to make it memorable the display will feature over 35 special models spanning from the brand’s inception to the present day awesomeness. Visitors will be able to ogle iconic classics like the first 500 which was tuned by Carlo Abarth himself, through to some legendary models such as the 1960s Abarth 1000. Visitors will also be able to trace the brand's evolution and pivotal achievements via the comprehensive displays. Another notable display alongside the 695 75° Anniversario is the New Abarth 500e in Poison Blue livery to show you the next step in the evolution of motoring with its electric powerplant.

An exceptional addition to the exhibition is the Abarth Classiche 1300 OT presented in a 1:3 scale model. Part of the Heritage's "Reloaded by Creators" project, this unique edition offers enthusiasts the chance to own a contemporary reinterpretation of a classic 1960s icon, but expect it to cost a good couple of Euros. The exhibition, an integral part of the Heritage project, aims to preserve Abarth's rich history and increase its visibility, which makes sense because even in the car circles I run in, some people still need an explanation of what Abarth is. The massive event will be around for a whole to give more people access to it, it will be open to the public for three months and visitors who attend can experience the brand's journey through special guided tours through the museum via Plava in Turin. If you missed what the Abarth 695 75 Anniversario edition is all about - it’s a milestone anniversary model powered by the company’s mich-loved turbocharged 1.4 T-Jet engine. Even though it has a capacity of just 1,368cc, it delivers a decent punch rated at 134 kW with 250 Nm of torque. This translates to a top speed of 225 km/h and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.7 seconds. It has a great power-to-weight ratio with a brilliant suspension setup that sees Koni FSD shock in each corner of the car, and it can be easily reigned in thanks to some large (for the car’s size) 305 mm discs with Brembo 4-pot calipers. All the little details on the car, as well as all the fancy components make it a very special car. In fact, the things the factory carried out on the car are what we’d do to any car in the aftermarket realm. Even though Carlo Abarth died a good 45 years ago, the Abarth scorpion lives on, and he’d no doubt be impressed with this fantastic exhibition. 

Take a look at the YouTube video that does a good job of showing you what the massive celebratory display will be like as all involved with the Abarth brand gather in Turin to celebrate 75 years of putting a sting in the scorpion's tail: Heritage Honors Abarth Legacy with Dual Tributes Marking 75 Years of Automotive Excellence | DPCcars

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