The number of different variants of the Fiat 500 and the Abarth sports versions based on it can hardly be counted. Yet there was still one more, because the Abarth 696 EsseEsse is now also available as a Collectors Edition. It is therefore a limited edition of 1,380 copies, neatly divided between 695 pieces in Campovolo Gray and another 695 pieces in Scorpion Black. You can recognize the 695 EsseEsse Collectors Edition by the white design details, from the rims over the side mirrors to the stickers on the sides.
The interior of the Abarth 695 EsseEsse Collectors Edition gets additional touches in carbon fiber and Alcantara, the special sports seats combine red seat belts with a special decoration on the headrests. You read “One of 695”, so you don’t forget that you are dealing with a special version. The fact that there are now more special series than ordinary variants is a negligible detail.
The Abarth 695 EsseEsse Collectors Edition gets the adjustable spoiler that debuted on the 2019 Anniversario 70. This so-called “Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile” was developed in the Orbassano wind tunnel and generates up to 42 kilograms of downforce, assuming you put the variable wing in its position. most aggressive of 12 manual positions. In its flattest position, the Collectors Edition reaches a top speed of 225 km/h, the sprint from 0 to 100 takes 6.7 seconds. Thanks to the 180 hp and 250 Nm specification of the well-known 1.4 liter turbo engine, you can get it in combination with a manual or a robotized five-speed gearbox.
Fiat also blesses the Abarth 695 EsseEsse Collectors Edition with an aluminum hood that weighs 25% lighter and reduces the overall weight of this hot hatch by 10 kilograms. We also note shock absorbers from Koni, a braking system from Brembo and an exhaust line from Akrapovic. The better stuff.