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About Abarth

Abarth Cars UK is a fully-owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK, just as Abarth & C. SpA is a brand belonging to the global Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group.Carlo Abarth founded his car company from the ashes of the failed Cisitalia car manufacturer in 1949, in Bologna, Italy. Having been born under the star sign of Scorpio, Abarth chose the scorpion as the logo for his new company.

In 1952, Abarth began its formal association with Fiat, and ultimately Carlo Abarth sold the company to Fiat in 1971. Abarth’s road car programme came to an end under Fiat control, and the brand became the official racing and rallying department for the Fiat brand, ultimately being merged into the Fiat group’s overall motorsport department for both the Fiat and Lancia brands.

In 2007, the brand was relaunched by the Fiat group as the performance department of the Fiat brand. The company currently produces upgraded versions of the Fiat 500, 500C and 124 Spider.

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