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Fiat
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Fiat Grande Punto
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Fiat 500 (2007)
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Walter Rohrl
(Auto racing)
Gruppo Bertone
(Engineering)
Gordini
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Teddy Pilette
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Abarth

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Abarth

Racing car maker founded by Carlo Abarth Turin in 1949 add

Category: Business (14)

Founded in 1949.

Countries: Italy (39%), (19%), Germany (14%)

Main connections: Fiat, Fiat Grande Punto, Fiat 500 (2007)

Linked to: Fiat, S.A., Autobianchi, Lancia

 

Timeline


 

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1950

Economy car - Meanwhile, from the 1950s Abarth tuned Fiats and Gordini tuned Renaults did the same in Italy and France


1956

Gruppo Bertone - Research into aerodynamics culminated in the production of the Abarth 750 Record in 1956, built on a Fiat 600 chassis and tested on the high speed track at Monza


1960

In the 1960s, Abarth & C. S.r add something

 

Porsche 356 - In the early 1960s & Porsche collaborated with & Abarth and built the Porsche 356B Carrera GTL Abarth coupé, which enjoyed some success in motor sports

 

Osella - Named after its founder Vincenzo "Enzo" Osella, the team began life by racing Abarth sports cars in local and national races in the mid 1960s in Italy


1961

Denny Hulme - In 1961 he appeared at Le Mans for the Abarth team, before Ken Tyrrell invited the likable New Zealander to race in his Formula 2 team


1962

Hans Herrmann was a factory driver from 1962 until 1965, winning the 500 km Nürburgring in 1963 with Teddy Pilette add something


1963

Teddy Pilette - On the circuit, Pilette raced for Carlo Abarth in 1963 and 1965, and in 1967 he started racing for the Belgian VDS team


1971

Abarth was sold to Fiat on July 31, 1971, and the racing team sold to Enzo Osella add something

 

Autobianchi A112 - The most interesting version was the A112 Abarth, introduced in September 1971 at the same time as the Elegant


1974

Lancia Montecarlo - First car to be made out of X1/20 Project was Abarth SE 030 in 1974


1975

Autobianchi A112 - The Abarth received a new larger engine , while the Normale's output dropped to in July 1975


1976

Fiat 131 - In 1976, 500 examples of Fiat 131 Abarth Rallye were built for homologation purposes


1977

Fiat 131 - The Fiat 131 Abarth was a very successful rally car, winning the World Rally Championship three times: in 1977, 1978, and in 1980 with Markku Alen, Timo Salonen and Walter Röhrl, among many others, at the wheel


1980

Walter Rohrl - His Fiat 131 Abarth carried him to the 1980 title, clinched with his victory in that year's San Remo rally, but it was arguably his equivalent success in 1982 that impressed most of all, with Röhrl fending off audacious four-wheel drive opposition, led by Audi's resurgent Michèle Mouton, to take the title, by virtue of consistency, in his increasingly outmoded rear-drive Opel Ascona 400


1990

In the 80s Abarth name was mainly used to mark performance Fiats like Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130 TC. The name was almost forgotten in 1990s and in 2000s it was used like a trim/model level on FIAT cars, like the FIAT Stilo Abarth add something


1994

Gruppo Bertone - In 1994, continuing the company's research into low environmental-impact vehicles, Bertone presented the Zero Emission Record , a futuristic reinterpretation of the Abarth 750 Record


1996

Autozam AZ-1 - There was a one off version built in 1996 named "' & Abarth Scorpione"' commissioned by Shiro Kosaka, a renowned collector of Abarth sports cars, with numerous design cues from its genuine and rare namesake


2000

Fiat Punto - A new rally car based on the third generation Punto, the Super 2000 Punto Abarth, was unveiled in 2005

 

Hot hatch - During the 2000s manufacturers started to emphasise the sub-brand of their hot hatch derivatives such as Renault's Renault Sport, Opel's OPC, Vauxhall's VXR and Fiat's Abarth

 

Rosso corsa - In contrast, since the 2000s Maserati has been using white and blue and Abarth has been using white with red flashes


2002

Fiat Stilo - A group N version of the car was developed by & Abarth to compete in the single make trophy called Trofeo Stilo Abarth, held in Italy from 2002 to 2005


2005

V. R. Naren Kumar - In 2005 the Italian team and Fiat/Lancia tuning specialist Abarth offered a drive for Naren


2006

Giandomenico Basso - In 2006 Basso won the inaugural Intercontinental Rally Challenge and the European Rally Championship in a Fiat Grande Punto S2000 for Abarth


2007

In 2007 Fiat Automobiles SpA relaunched the brand with the Grande Punto Abarth and the Grande Punto Abarth S2000 add something


2008

Fiat Grande Punto - Initially the & Abarth Grande Punto was released with a 150 PS 1,4 turbo engine, but from 2008 there was available an Essesse kit, which could be installed at official Abarth service centres rather than in the factory

 

Fiat 500 (2007) - Unveiled in 2008 Paris Auto Show, the 500 & Abarth Assetto Corse is a limited production model , designed by the Fiat Group Automobiles Style Centre and produced by a team of Abarth Engineers and Designers


2009

Giandomenico Basso - In 2009 he won again the European Rally Championship, driving an Abarth Grande Punto S2000

 

Toni Gardemeister - The first being the Rallye Monte Carlo with an Astra Racing run Fiat Grande Punto Abarth S2000

 

Gordini - In November 2009, Renault announced that it would be reviving the Gordini name for an exclusive line of hot hatches, in a similar fashion to Fiat's revival of its Abarth name


2010

After years of sports competing on the continent, competition organisers announced the launch of a new Abarth 500 GB series for 2010 add something

 

Fiat Grande Punto - The Abarth Punto Evo was shown at 2010 Geneva Motor Show

 

Fiat 500 (2007) - The Abarth version of 500C was unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show


2011

The CEO as of 2011 is Harald Wester add something

 

Fiat 500 (2007) - The Abarth version for North America was introduced in the LA Auto Show in November 2011


2012

Fiat 500 (2007) - A new Fiat 500 & Abarth TV commercial starring Charlie Sheen and the Abarth model Catrinel Menghia that debuted during the 2012 NCAA Tournament


2015

Fiat Grande Punto - In august 2015 Fiat launched in India the & Abarth brand, imported from Poland the Abarth 595 Competizione and the locally produced Abarth Punto, based on the 310-Punto 5-door

 

Fiat Grande Punto - In August 2015 Fiat launched in India the & Abarth brand, imported from Poland the Abarth 595 Competizione and the locally produced Abarth Punto, based on the 310-Punto 5-door


2018

Fiat Grande Punto - Production in India ends in November 2018 together with the Abarth and Adventure versions