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Abarth

Italy Italy (1949 - present)
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Carlo Abarth

Carlo Abarth

Founded in March 31, 1949, Abarth is an Italian automaker established by italian of austrian descent Carlo Abarth. Recognized worldwide for its logo, the scorpion is now the brand's icon.

In the end of 1949 the factory in Turin had 32 employees and occupied an area of ​​1815m2. The brand specializes in modifying cars from other brands, adapting them to competitions.

During the 1960's, Abarth began to succeed in the category of hillclimbing and sports car racing, mostly on vehicles with engine displacement of 850cc up to 2000cc, competing with the Porsche 904904Porsche 904Germany, 1964 > 19642 versions
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and Ferrari Dino. Hans Herrmann was the pilot from 1962 to 1965 who won the 500km Nürburgring in 1963 with Teddy Pilette.

In 1971 Abarth was bought by FiatFiatFiatItaly, 1899 > present158 models
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and his team bought by Enzo Osella. Abarth was now managed by the famous engineer and designer Aurelio Lampredi, eventually becoming a private department of Fiat's sports competition.

In 2007 the brand was relaunched by Fiat with the presentation of the Grande Punto AbarthGrande PuntoAbarth Grande PuntoItaly, 2007 > present9 versions
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and the Grande Punto Abarth S2000Grande Punto S2000Abarth Grande Punto S2000Italy, 2007 > present3 photos
, regaining its own identity as a brand.



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