Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal: 3,700 km in 80 days
The ‘Tour of Europe in 1949 hours‘, an exciting European tour on-board the Abarth’s ‘695 70° Anniversario‘, has started. It is a multi-stage route spanning approximately 3,700 km, through the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal. The feat takes place in 1949 hours. This number is a nod to the brand’s year of birth and the number of ‘695 70° Anniversario‘ units produced. In total, it will take about just over 80 days, much like the adventure in Jules Verne’s famous novel ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’.
The ‘Tour of Europe in 1949 hours’ is engaging the entire Abarth community, which currently has over 80 clubs and more than 110,000 fans.
“This seems to be the best way to end a year of celebrations, alongside all our clubs and fans, Abarth enthusiasts from across Europe,” stated Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA, Fiat & Abarth Brands. Adding that they will meet on a journey dedicated to the passion for cars, to the pleasure of driving, and performance.
The tour officially departed on February 24th from Lijnden (Holland) before heading to Belgium and then to Germany in early March. From there, the ‘695 70° Anniversario’ will head toward Geneva in Switzerland. Then, it will arrive in Turin – the city of Abarth’s first office. Here, there still is the company’s headquarters and the Heritage HUB, in it some of the most important cars produced by the company. By late March, the ‘Tour of Europe in 1949 hours’ will set off for the French Riviera before moving to Spain. It will finally arrive in the fascinating Portuguese city of Lisbon by mid-April.
Ilona Catani Scarlett