Abarth motorsport is bringing some Italian flair to the Mount Panorama in February with 2 695 Assetto Corse race cars gridding up for the
2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race.
The Abarth 695 Assetto Corse race cars to be campaigned by professional drivers Luke Youlden, Paul Stokell and experienced motoring journalists Toby Hagon, Mike Sinclair, Josh Dowling and Paul Gover (yes i would love their job) will really make statement in their racing livery of bold red and yellow blocks with green, white and red lightning bolts which proudly proclaims the Abarth racing heritage.
The racing colours will extend to the drivers’ overalls, helmets, support vehicles and race team uniforms and should make the team stand out out on and off the track.
Early testing sessions has confirmed the pace of the Abarths as preparations hit high gear in readiness for the race on February 9.
Abarth Motorsport will enter the Abarth 695 Assetto Corse racecars in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour with full factory team support and the input of motorsport preparation specialist Alan Heaphy and his Performance Parts & Engineering (PPE) outfit.
A fully liveried display Abarth display car will also make appearances at dealerships across the country leading up to the event.
Melbourne-based signwriting firm Brushes Signarts applied the dynamic scheme to the racecars, display car and support vehicles.
Abarth 695 Assetto Corse – Key Technical Specifications:
Engine: Straight 4 cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder
Power: 151kW @ 6500rpm
Torque: 300Nm @ 4000rpm
Transmission: 6-speed sequential gearbox by Sadev with optimised gear ratios
Wheels: Painted and forged aluminum wheels – 17-inch OZ Racing