The Fiat 500 Abarth is one of my all-time favorite cars. It is an uncommon dose of fun and lunacy in our increasingly beige automotive world. What is a mildly eccentric Italian company to do after creating such a machine? Apparently the answer is to create an even faster and hard-core version to take racing.
Meet the 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione.
Fiat already has an Abarth Assetto Corse for both the 500 and 695 cars, but this new Evoluzione model turns things up to 11. Power is up, weight is down, and in true race car fashion, there are a lot of minor improvements learned over the last few years of competition combine to make repairs and adjustments easier. The car obviously still retains the full complement of FIA-approved safety equipment.
If you already own one of the older 695 Assetto cars and want to stay competitive in the Trofei series, Fiat is offering the full Evoluzione kit as an upgrade.
Read on to get the scoop on all the new upgrades and enhancements.