Posts Tagged ‘accessories’

Blue&Me TomTom for Abarth Punto Evo

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

The new Abarth Punto Evo comes as standard with a dedicated port for a new satellite navigation solution jointly developed by Fiat and TomTom.

The port, which carries its own power, allows the new Blue&Me TomTom to be mounted securely on top of the dashboard without the need for bulky windscreen mounts or trailing wires.

Blue&Me TomTom for Abarth Punto Evo

Blue&Me TomTom for Abarth Punto Evo

The system also integrates with the car’s Blue&Me system, and can be controlled via the steering wheel-mounted buttons.  The system can even warn you if you have insufficient fuel to complete your jouney, and can then direct you to the nearest petrol station. Routes are calculated using TomTom’s IQ Routes technology which uses real-world data collected from millions of journeys regarding rush hours, traffic lights, schools and shopping crowds.

The new Blue&Me TomTom for Punto Evo is available to buy now from the Abarthisti shop for £259.99.


Kappa Abarth merchandise now available to buy from Abarthisti

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

The new range of official Abarth merchandise by Kappa is now available to buy from the Abarthisti Shop.

The range includes items such as the utterly fantastic Abarth Squadra Corse by Kappa Men’s Jacket in white – windproof, water-repellent, stainless and breathable, incorporating four layers of comfort bonded fabric and Kappa Cold Buster® technology:

Abarth Squadra Corse by Kappa Men's Jacket

Abarth Squadra Corse by Kappa Men's Jacket

…and the Abarth Squadra Corse by Kappa Men’s Fleece in white, made from 100% Cotton with elastic rib borders, embroidered logos and applied felted patches:

Abarth Squadra Corse by Kappa Men's Fleece

Abarth Squadra Corse by Kappa Men's Fleece

There’s also a pair of Kappa caps, in a choice of grey or white:

Abarth Cap in Grey, Abarth by Kappa

Abarth Cap in Grey, Abarth by Kappa

There are 24 new Kappa Abarth items in total, comprising jackets, fleeces, T-shirts, shorts, trousers, belts, caps, available in both men’s and ladies’ sizes, plus the existing range of Abarth merchandise.

Head on over to the Abarthisti Shop to see the full range.


The BRM V12-T-44-Abarth watch

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

A unique watch with the brand of the Scorpion: the new BRM V12-T-44-Abarth is here!

Sporting spirit, stylish design, strong character and advanced technology: this same explosive cocktail has taken two great companies to the top in their respective sectors. It is only natural, therefore, for Abarth to associate its name with that of famous French watch makers BRM to produce a truly special, limited series watch, personalised with Abarth colours. That watch is the BRM V12-T-44-Abarth.

The BRM V12-T-44-Abarth watch

The BRM V12-T-44-Abarth watch

The BRM V12-T-44-Abarth is a creation of rare elegance, like an Abarth car in terms of sporting philosophy, personalisation and inimitable style. Made in a limited series of only 49, the BRM V12-T-44-Abarth will be sold exclusively through the www.brm-manufacture.com website at a price of 4,900 €.

Inspired by Abarth style, the BRM V12-T-44-Abarth is an automatic chronograph of 44 mm in diameter, with a black titanium case and a black crown engraved with the characteristic Abarth scorpion. The buttons are elegantly engraved with “Start / Stop” and “Back to Zero”. The black display features white numbering with the BRM and Abarth logos, also in white. The hour and minute hands are in chrome, while the second hand is in red and the sub-display hands are in yellow. The black Nomex strap features red stitching exactly like that of an Abarth fascia. The heart of the BRM V12-T-44-Abarth is an ETA Valjoux 7753 automatic Swiss movement. Every watch is numbered on the back.

The BRM brand is the creation of the competitive spirit that has driven its creator, Bernard Richards, from his earliest years. BRM has been making watches for over 25 years and produces some 2,000 examples a year at its factory at Magny en Vexin. The entire production is hand finished and subjected to continuous quality controls (in which a hundredth of a millimetre is the maximum permitted tolerance).

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

BRM V12-T-44-Abarth
Automatic chronograph
Case size 44 mm
Case material: black PVD titanium
Abarth scorpion engraved on black crown
Buttons engraved with “Start / Stop” and “Back to Zero”.
Strap clasp in brushed steel
Black display with white numbers and logos (Abarth and BRM)
Chrome hour and minute hands
Red chronograph hand
Yellow sub-display hands
Black Nomex strap with red stitching
(Extra strap in black rubber)
Strap buckle in black PVD with grey clasps
3 year warranty

“ETA Valjoux 7753” Swiss automatic chronograph movement
Case and lugs in superfine 18/8 stainless steel
Waterproof to a depth of 100 m
Sapphire concave crystal glass (base and lens)
Black section of case: extra hard PVD titanium
Super light hands
Superfine stainless steel screws

SPECIFICATIONS FOR ETA VALJOUX 7753 AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
Round case
Automatic
28,800 BPH
27 rubies, 46 hours reserve
Case thickness 7.90 mm
60s chronograph
12 hour 30 minute countdown
Calendar
Date button at 10.00
Chronograph start/stop button at 2:00
Chronograph reset button at 4:00


Abarth “Record Monza” exhaust systems

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Abarth and Magneti Marelli engineers have developed a range of exhaust systems designated “Record Monza”. “Record Monza” exhausts are variable back-pressure systems capable of improving the performance and the sound of the engine and making it more characteristically “Abarth”.

Abarth “Record Monza” exhaust systems for Abarth 500

Abarth “Record Monza” exhaust systems for Abarth 500

These thoroughly innovative exhausts also embody one of the most authentic traditions of the Scorpion marque. Thanks to the racing experience and genius of Karl Abarth, the 1960’s saw the introduction of the famous Abarth performance kits whose key feature was an exhaust based on a simple but clever idea: these exhausts featured a central pipe of constant section with side passages through the fibreglass, and the elimination of all diaphragms to minimise exhaust gas compression. This simple but innovative system gave Abarth exhausts a clear advantage in terms of performance, and an unmistakable sound. In only a few years Abarth & C. achieved a global dimension: in 1962 the company’s staff of 375 people produced 257,000 exhausts, 65% of which were destined for export.

Faithful to this history, Abarth is offering the new range of “Record Monza” exhausts, with variable back pressure ‘dual mode’ design that improves the sound of the engine above 3000 rpm.

“Record Monza” exhausts can be mounted on the Abarth 500 , the Abarth Grande Punto, and on petrol versions of the Fiat 500, and come in a matt black finish, with chromed tail pipes sporting the Abarth logo in relief.

Update: UK price has been set at £759.87+VAT (£873.85 inc 15% VAT).


New “Abarth Corse by Sabelt” seats for 500 and Grande Punto Abarth

Monday, May 18th, 2009

The new seat “Abarth Corse by Sabelt” is born: a technologically evolved product which is the result of the cooperation between two Italian brands, sharing the same sportsmanship and technological values. In fact, Abarth once more found the ideal partner in Sabelt in order to develop this new product, which confirms the goal of the Scorpion brand to transfer to all its customers the functionality, in terms of performance and safety, of the racing world.

Abarth Corse by Sabelt for 500 Abarth

Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats for 500 Abarth

Designed by Sabelt Style Center, under supervision of Abarth Style Center, the new seats stem out of the same philosophy that inspired, in the 60’s, the creation of racing seats for the Abarths 595 and 695. These monococque seats, clearly sports featuring, were designed and produced by Roberto Fusina, with their rounded lines and marked containment bands, suitable either for track racing and road use.

Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats for Grande Punto Abarth

Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats for Grande Punto Abarth

Nowadays, the seats “Abarth Corse by Sabelt” match the typical features of sport seats – such as lightness (10 kilos less than production seats) and the capability of retaining the body under lateral and lengthwise drives, thanks to their mono-layer padding containment bands – with the ergonomy and comfort of the seats conceived for road use.

Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats for Grande Punto Abarth

Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats for Grande Punto Abarth

Equipped with a release and forward-tipping lever, the backrest embodies the headrest and shows the typical slit for the passage of four-point seat belts. In addition, the shell (with its newfangled supporting backrest) and the cushion plate are made out of white compound material, formed by structural polyester resins with 1″ glass fibres, and are moulded using state-of-the-art SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound) technology.

Available in two versions (Frau black leather and fretworked black Alcantara, or black “F1” technical fabric) the seats “Abarth Corse by Sabelt” are embellished with some details like, for instance, the aesthetic felled seams with red thread and the distinctive Abarth writing, while the silver colour typifies the Scorpion Logo placed on the backrest tilt knob.

After being presented at the recent Geneva show, the first seats “Abarth Corse by Sabelt” have been installed on 200 Abarth 500s used as courtesy cars by European Ferrari dealers. This renewed cooperation with the Maranello firm deepens its roots in many shared values, such as passion for performance, racing soul, care of details and Italian style, and in the certainty that the “little and wicked” will be capable of satisfying even the highly demanding clients of Ferrari. Featuring an exclusive colour and a coat inspired by the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, these special cars show typical sport features such as the seats “Abarth Corse by Sabelt”, the variable back-pressure exhaust “Abarth by Magneti Marelli” and the satellite navigator “Abarth Blue&MeTM MAP” with Telemetry function developed by Magneti Marelli.

Some contents of this special series will be soon included in the official Abarth Cars Accessories catalogue, allowing all clients to customize their cars with racing features. In particular, the seats “Abarth Corse by Sabelt” will be available not only to the cars of the “Scorpion” but also to the Fiat 500 and Fiat Grande Punto 3-door models.

Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats

Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats

Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats

Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats

Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats

Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats

Prices

Item Price
Black “F1” technical fabric £1,760 per pair
Frau black leather £2,250 per pair

Abarth accessories catalogue

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Abarth Italy has released a PDF catalogue of the range of Abarth accessories for both the Grande Punto and 500 Abarth.

Abarth accessories catalogue

Abarth accessories catalogue (PDF)

The catalogue contains aluminium tank caps, carpet mats, 17″ alloy wheels, high performance additives, key covers, car covers and the Blue&Me Nav system.

No UK prices or availability information yet.

Update: PDF document removed due to bandwidth.  You can buy some items from the catalogue directly from the Abarthisti Shop.


Official Abarth merchandise UK price list

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

We’ve managed to get a copy of the Abarth merchandise price list for the UK, courtesy of Vospers.

UPDATE: You can now buy official Abarth merchandise through Abarthisti.

Part Number Description Colour Price
303067p Mans T- shirt White- red stripe £18.95
303068p Mans T- shirt White- Abarth logo £18.95
303069p Mans T- shirt Black – Abarth logo £18.95
303070p Mans T- shirt long sleeve White – red stripes £32.95
303071p Sweat shirt Black £57.95
303072p Womans tank top White – red stripe £18.95
303073p Womans T – shirt White – Abarth Logo £14.95
303074p Kids T- shirt White – Abarth Logo £14.95
303075p Kids T- shirt Black – Abarth logo £14.95
303076p Kids T- shirt White – red stripe £14.95
303077p Baseball cap White – red stripe £16.95
303078p Baseball cap Red – Abarth logo £16.95
303079p Kids Baseball cap Red – Abarth logo £12.95
303080p Baseball cap Black – Abarth logo £16.95
303081p Sun Visor Red – Abarth logo £11.95
303053 Abarth Logo Poster £6.95
303054 S2000 Poster £6.95
303055 Punto Abarth Poster £6.95
303056 Punto Esse Esse Poster £6.95
303057 Abarth stripe poster £6.95
303032 Abarth Flag White £7.95
303082p Abarth Key ring £8.95
303083p Bag Black £14.95
303084p Necklace £6.95
303116 500 Abarth peddle car White £100
303117 500 Abarth Electric car White £184.95
3030105 1:24 scale S2000 model White £7.95
3030106 1:43 scale S2000 model White £4.95
3030107 1:24 scale GP SS Model White £7.95
3030110 1:43 scale GP SS Model White £4.95
3030113 1:20 scale S2000 R/C Model White £19.95
3030114 1:24 scale 500 Abarth Model Whlte £7.95
3030115 1:43 Scale 500 Abarth Model White £4.95
303085p Mans Sweat shirt White £65.95
303065p Body Warmer White – Abarth Logo £73.95
303064p Body Warmer Red – White top £73.95
303066p Fleece Black £80.99
303095p Official team shoes Red £149.00
303123p 500 Abarth Kappa top White £84.95
303005 History of Abarth book £42.95
303001 Silver Abarth tie pin £19.95
303006 White Gold Scorpion cuff links £304.95
303004 Abarth Plaque £24.95
303002 Mouse Mat £13.99
303045 1GB Scorpion USB stick £53.99

You can download a copy of the catalogue here: Official Abarth merchandise catalogue


Official Abarth merchandise catalogue

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Although there’s still no sign of a list of Abarth merchandise or accessories from Abarth UK, an Adobe Acrobat PDF catalogue of official Abarth merchandise appeared today on the Italian Abarth website.

Official Abarth merchandise catalogue (PDF) 1.34MB

Official Abarth merchandise catalogue (PDF) 1.34MB

It features T-shirts, fleeces, caps, key rings, bags, shoes and model cars.

(PDF removed due to bandwidth)

UPDATE: You can now buy official Abarth merchandise through Abarthisti.


Grande Punto Abarth carpet floor mats

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

It seems that Abarth UK and the dealer network are being a little slow when it comes to sorting out the accessories range. This has been particularly annoying when it comes to sourcing simple things like carpet mats.

For now, I’m using a set of standard Punto mats (which Westover ripped me off for), but the foot-board in the passenger foot-well means they don’t fit as they should.

After a bit of hunting around, Fiat Forum member ‘magicmole’ uncovered the part number for the genuine Grande Punto Abarth mats:-

Part no: 46003939
Description: Carpet mats – Grande Abarth
Bin: New
Retail: £35.49 + VAT = £41.70

They’re currently showing as ‘in production’ and due to arrive in the next 3-4 weeks.


Official Abarth clothing and accessories

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Looking for official Abarth clothing, merchandise and accessories?

You can now buy official Abarth merchandise through Abarthisti here.

If you’re looking for Abarth parts such as badges, headlights, grilles, and owners handbooks, Partsworld UK, run by UK Abarth dealer Autoworld, have a decent range listed on their website here.

Alternatively, if your Italian’s up to it, Milan-based DeniCar have an interesting range here.

Official Abarth clothing

Official Abarth clothing