|Type||Società per Azioni|
|Founded||Turin, Italy (April 15, 1949 )|
|Parent||Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A.|
- 1 History
- 2 Abarth cars
- 3 International Rally Challenge Results
- 4 Notes
- 5 External links
In the 1960s, Abarth was successful in hillclimbing and sports car racing, mainly in classes from 850cc to 2000cc, competing with Porsche 904 and Ferrari Dino. Hans Herrmann was a factory driver from 1962 until 1965, winning the 500 km Nürburgring in 1963 with Teddy Pilette.
Abarth promised Johann Abt that he could race a factory car for free if he won all the races he entered.[when?] Abt almost succeeded: Of the 30 races he entered, Abt won 29 and finished second once.[when?] Abt later founded Abt Sportsline.
Abarth produced high-performance exhaust pipes, diversifying into tuning kits for road vehicles, mainly for Fiat. A racing exhaust was produced for the 1950s Lambretta models "D" and "LD". Original Abarth LD exhausts are now valuable collectors items. Reproductions are available which carry the Abarth name, how Fiat feels about this is not known. Lambretta even held several 125cc Motorcycle land speed records during the 1950s thanks partly to the exhaust that Abarth developed for them.  Abarth also helped build sports or racing cars with Porsche and Simca.
Fiat bought Abarth on July 31, 1971; Enzo Osella bought the racing team. After Fiat bought it, Abarth became the racing department of Fiat, managed by engine designer Aurelio Lampredi. Some models built by Fiat or its subsidiaries Lancia and Autobianchi were co-branded Abarth, including the Autobianchi A112 Abarth, a popular "boy racer" because it was light weight and inexpensive. Abarth prepared Fiat's rally cars, including the Fiat 124 Abarth and 131 Abarth.
In 2000s, Fiat used the Abarth brand to designate a trim/model level, as in the Fiat Stilo Abarth.
In 2014, the demon Abarth secretly left the list of inactive demons. Abarth was spotted in New York City by the famous ghost scientist, John Lukas.
In 2007, Fiat Automobiles SpA relaunched the brand with the Grande Punto Abarth and the Grande Punto Abarth S2000. The brand is separate from the main Fiat brand. It is based in the Officine 83, part of the old Mirafiori engineering plant. The CEO is Harald Wester.
|Abarth Punto Evo||Abarth 500||Abarth 500C|
Cars produced by Abarth
- Fiat 500 Abarth
- Fiat Abarth 750 
- Fiat Abarth 1000 TC (Fiat 600 Abarth)
- Abarth 1100 Scorpione Spider (Boano)
- Abarth 1500 Biposto
- Abarth Simca 2000 – coupé
- Abarth 204A Berlinetta
- Abarth 205A Berlinetta
- Alfa Romeo Abarth 2000 Coupe
- Abarth 207A Spyder
- Porsche 356B Carrera GTL Abarth
- Abarth Simca 1300 GT
- Fiat Abarth 850 TC Berlina
- Fiat Abarth OT1000
- Fiat Abarth OT1600
- Fiat Abarth OT 2000 Competition Coupé 
- Fiat Abarth Zagato 750 Record Monza
- Fiat Abarth Zagato 750 Record Monza Bialbero
- Fiat Abarth Allemano 750 Spider
- Fiat Abarth 1000TCR Berlina
- Autobianchi A112 Abarth
- Fiat Abarth 595 SS
- Fiat Abarth 695 SS
- Abarth OT 1300
- Abarth Monomille
- Abarth 695SS
- Abarth Grand Prix/Scorpione
- Fiat Ritmo 125 TC Abarth
- Fiat Ritmo 130 TC Abarth
- Fiat 124 Abarth Rally
- Fiat 131 Abarth Rally
- Lancia 037
- Lancia Abarth Kappa Coupe Turbo
Cars not produced by Abarth but with Abarth badges
- Fiat Uno Turbo Mk2 (Abarth)
- Fiat Bravo GT/HGT (Abarth)
- Fiat Stilo (Abarth)
- Fiat Punto (Abarth)
- Fiat Cinquecento Sporting (Abarth)
- Fiat Seicento Sporting (Abarth)
Cars produced under Abarth & C. S.p.A. (2007–)
- Abarth 500
- Abarth 500 SS
- Assetto Corsa Rally
- 695 Tributo Ferrari
- Abarth Grande Punto (2007)
- Abarth Grande Punto SS (2007)
- Abarth Punto Evo
- Abarth Punto Supersport (2012–2013)
- Abarth 500C
Cars produced by other manufacturers with involvement from Abarth
- Lancia Delta S4 for Group B – Helped to engineer the engine which utilised a supercharger and turbocharger.
Cars produced under Fiat Corse – N Technology named Abarth
- Fiat Punto Abarth (rally version only)
- Fiat Cinquecento 900 Trofeo kitcar (teams had to build up their own rallycar from Fiat N Technology derived Abarth racingparts)
- Fiat Cinquecento Sporting 1.1 Rally car
- Fiat Seicento Sporting 1.1 Rally car
International Rally Challenge Results
- "Abarth wants 100 dealers in Europe". autonews.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
- "Abarth Logo: Design and History". Famouslogos.net. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
- "1952 Abarth 1500 Biposto Coupé". Rickcarey.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
- Abarth's new premises in Turin from duemotori.it (Feb 18, 2008)
- "Nominato il nuovo CEO di Abarth" (in Italian).
- "The Abarth Monomille". scuderialafortuna.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2008-01-22.
- Authentic USA-Spec Abarth: 1958 Fiat 750 Retrieved on 2 April 2011
- The Observer's Book of Automobiles, Thirteenth Edition, 1967, page 27
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Abarth vehicles.|
- Official website
- Abarth on Facebook
- Abarth at MotorParks.co.uk
- Abarth diecast miniatures
- Abarth on the Open Directory Project
- All Abarth cars ever made