Carlo Abarth Presents Fiat 500 Abarth EsseEsse

Fiat 500 Abarth Esse-04

The EsseEsse kit was released by Fiat in 2008 at the Paris Motor Show, and it’s goal is to evoke the glorious history of the Scorpion. Carlo Abarth always concentrated his efforts on developing the performance of standard-production cars, but it was only after a meeting with Vittorio Valletta (President of Fiat from 1946-1966) that the conditions were put in place for development of the famous conversion kit. In 1958, the year in which Abarth & C. Spa was recognised as a solid international company, an important agreement was sealed which allowed Abarth & C. to use the semi-finished bodyshells of cars on which they could design their conversions using special parts. [Read more...]