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Abarth 695 Competizione comes with some great looking seats

By Rigval on 16 Sep 2011

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The newly previewed Abarth 695 Competizione is a stunner. On the inside that is as we're very familiar with the exterior of the Fiat 500 based Abarth 500 and 500 Esseesee models that have been released earlier. I mean take a look at the seats in the photo above. These seats called “Abarth Corsa by Sabelt” add an air of raciness, aggression and a whole lot of style.

It looks chunky too, especially the backrest recliner adjustment knob (where an 'Abarth' logo is displayed). I suppose this is a new place for seat designers to focus on nowadays. It used to be how much of a 'butterfly' or shoulder support these seats have or how that part is designed but now they've focused on the chassis or the frame of the sports seat itself. It also gets the '695' badging stitched on the headrests for good measure.

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Anyway, the Abarth 695 Competizione is even higher powered that then 500 Esseessee, 180ps (178bhp) and 270Nm torque instead of about 160bhp. It still is down 20ps or so from the 500 Asseto Corsa edition but up there with the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari.

Having looked at a standard Abarth 500 and also the 500 Esseessee recently I'd say the new seats makes the new 695 Competizione something to drool about. The standard Abarth seats are only slightly bolstered compared to these seats.

The seats are cool looking and do note that the Abarth 695 Competizione is strictly a two seater. Note the half cage at the rear. A mini Renault Megane R26?

The seats can also be found in the newly launched Fiat 500 Cabrio Italia and also the Fiat Punto Supersport both pictured below.

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Rigval
Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.



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Proton_neutron Sep 16 2011 08:03 PM
I'll buy the car just for the seats.....NOT!!
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Mecontle Sep 16 2011 10:34 PM
save the effort on a bigger car
Dwee Sep 20 2011 10:42 AM
This car doesn't seem to impress me.....
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