There are names that alone express concepts, lifestyles and philosophies better than any lengthy explanation. That Abarth is one of these is a conviction by no means restricted to expert writers or specialist journalists. In the case of Abarth, perceived by enthusiasts as a synonym of performance, speed, agility and emotions, confirmation has been provided by the Fiat Group's extensive research ahead of the major relaunch of the Scorpion marque. Given the current situation, with the new Abarths returning to the road to 'sting', it is an ideal time for this book that sets out to reconstruct the story that led to the birth of a legend. Subdivided model by model, the text is based on straightforward, effective descriptions, backed up by contemporary photos in black and white and colour. The author has successfully illustrated the motivations that led Carlo Abarth to create something unique in the automotive world, at the cost of sacrifices, failures and disappointments such as the numerous custom models built in the early years. This is a story of cars capable of sparking great passions.
Born in 1946, Elvio Deganello is a leading automotive historian and as a freelance journalist he has contributed to numerous specialist periodicals. He has also published a number of books including Fiat Abarth 595/695 and Fiat Abarth 850/1000.Arturo Rizzoli was born in 1957. A radio and television journalist, for a period of time he was also the press officer at the Imola racing circuit. In 1990 he joined the editorial team at Autosprint, one of the most important Italian motorsport magazines.Arturo Rizzoli was born in 1957. A radio and television journalist, for a period of time he was also the press officer at the Imola racing circuit. In 1990 he joined the editorial team at Autosprint, one of the most important Italian motorsport magazines.