Abarth is identified withtherefore, in the last decades its business fate depends on that of the latter. What will apply in the era of electrification?
Her modelsthey have a special history and a special place in the hearts of car lovers. The company introduced by Carlo (Karl) Abarth (pictured below) has a reputation as a “small” improver-builder who used to beat his big and established competitors in the races.
THEhe will buy it in 1971, close it ten years later and revive it commercially in 2007, wanting to restore the old sports glamor to its models. Thus, the Abarth Grande Punto was the first of the new era (in its “simple” form and in the Esseesse, the most powerful), to follow the Abarth 500, in the idiosyncrasy of the 595 and 695 Competition
But what about herin the modern era, i.e. the one defined by electrification? How could it stand on its merits in the new framework that has been formed for the Automobile and not to use its history as an alibi for a sports image?
His executives are trying to answer the question Group Stellar which have made no secret of their desire to bring Abarth back into the automotive spotlight with pretensions. Thus, they have started the development tests of the purely electric Abarth 500e. the prototypes of which until recently were photographed with their bodies camouflaged.
However, the makers of ‘ROAD Car’ secured and posted on their social media account a photo of it in progress Abarth 500e without camouflage (note: original image). In it, we see the characteristic, bright yellow color of its body, we can distinguish the “Abarth” logo in capital letters on the mask and the scorpion, the emblem of the company, on the hood.
At the moment, there is no confirmed information about its performance, the energy capacity of its batteries or its autonomy. The rumors that exist talk about a maximum power which will be between 170-204 hp.
Finally, it has not been definitively clarified by her people(which is owned by Stellantis) if it will keep the same name as the Abarth 500 with a thermal engine, i.e. 595e or even 695e. However, some believe that this will be his name.
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