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Abarth was an Italian racing car maker founded by Austrian Karl Abarth (Carlo Abarth) in Turin in 1949.

In the 1960s, Abarth was quite successful in hillclimbing and sports car racing, mainly in classes from 850cc up to 2000cc, competing with Porsche 904 and Ferrari Dino. Hans Herrmann was a factory driver from 1962 until 1965, winning the 500km Nürburgring in 1963 with Teddy Pilette

Later, Johann Abt was promised by Carlo Abarth that he could drive a factory car for free if he won all the races he entered—which Abt nearly did, winning 29 of 30, the 30th being a second.

Along with its racing cars, Abarth produced high-performance exhaust pipes. Later, Abarth diversified in producing various tuning kits for road vehicles, mainly for Fiat. Abarth was also associated in producing sports or racing cars with Porsche and Simca.

Abarth was sold to Fiat in 1971, and the racing team sold to Enzo Osella. Abarth became the racing department of Fiat, managed by famed engine designer Aurelio Lampredi. Some models built by Fiat or its subsidiaries Lancia and Autobianchi were co-branded Abarth, the most famous being the Autobianchi A112 Abarth.

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500 Abarth Esse Esse · Grande Punto Abarth · 500 R3T · · · · ·

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Record Bertone · 750 Bialbero Record · Monoposto da Record · 1000 Pininfarina Record


Lancia · Autobianchi


Carlo Abarth Corporate website A brand of the Fiat group


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