Abarth Grande Punto and Abarth 500 owners will now be able to enhance their cars even further, following the introduction of stylish new sports seats for these two high performance models.
The seats, called 'Abarth Corse by Sabelt', are the result of co-operation between the two sporting Italian brands. Designed by Sabelt Style Centre, under the supervision of Abarth's stylists, the new seats stem from the same philosophy that inspired, in the 1960s, racing seats for the Abarth 595 and 695.
Matching all the features of top sportscar seats, the 'Abarth Corse by Sabelt' is light, strong, comfortable and highly efficient in retaining body control under cornering, braking and acceleration forces, thanks to its mono-layer padding containment bands. The forward-tipping seatback comprises a headrest with slit for a full multi-point safety harness.
Available in two versions - Frau black leather with fretworked black Alcantara, or black "F1" technical fabric - the seats are finished with red thread seams, a distinctive embroidered Abarth name, and the Scorpion Logo on the backrest tilt wheel.
Initially available on the Abarth Grande Punto, followed later in the year by the Abarth 500 version, the seats are priced at £2250 per pair (leather) or £1760 per pair (fabric). They will be available throughout Abarth's 16-strong dealer network.
"The interior of an Abarth is already a great place to be, but these fantastic new seats add a further dimension," says Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth in the UK. "But it's not just about looks - the Abarth Corse by Sabelt is a true sports seat which will be appreciated by Abarth drivers and their passengers alike."Published 8 June 2009