Tuesday, 3 July 2012

695 esse-esse

As is often the case at Goodwood, the car park at the Festival of Speed yielded a few gems worthy of the show itself. One such honey was this Abarth 695 esse-esse, complete with authentic propped-open engine lid and conjoined windscreen wipers. Its rear-mounted twin (in Carlo Abarth's standard spec) offers 38bhp, with a 0-60mph time of, er, 19.6 seconds. It's a proper sports car though, with race-bred suspension and a rorty exhaust that sounds like a thunderous fart in a fish tank. And look how mean it is! Like a puppy with rabies - very cute, yet also worth keeping a keen eye on.

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