The "Nuova 500" was produced by Fiat from 1957 to 1975. It is a real icon on four wheels and one of the symbols of “made in Italy”. Its unique and recognizable design is famous all over the World. When the small car was set up by the Italian car manufacturer, its goal was simple: to introduce on the market at a very affordable price a new compact car able to enlarge the number of potential customers. In addition to the classic Fiat 500, that obtained an impressive commercial success all over the World, the Italian car manufacturer Abarth produced several special versions characterized by unmistakable sporting and racing attitude. In 1964 Abarth, originally founded as racing team, presented two interesting versions developed on the Fiat Nuova 500 chassis and body : the 695 and the 695 SS. Both versions were equipped with a 689 cm3 engine and were able to reach the max speed of 140 Km/h. In 1965 Abarth developed the Fiat 695 SS Assetto Corsa with improved performances and features.