Abarth resumes its 70th anniversary tour of Europe

The 1949-hour tour of Europe began back in February in the Netherlands, but was halted by the virus lockdown. The tour resumed July 8 | Abarth photos

Stalled by the coronavirus pandemic for several months, the Abarth “Tour of Europe in 1949 Hours,” being staged to celebrate the Italian tuner’s 70th anniversary, finally has resumed.

The event had begun in late February in the Dutch village of Lijnden and had visited Belgium and had arrived in Germany when the lockdown went into effect. The Abarth 695 70th Anniversary special edition car then returned to the company’s Heritage Hub in Torino, Italy, to wait out the pandemic.

“We’re restarting the powerful engine of the limited edition created to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Scorpion brand, after the prolonged pit stop over the last few months due to the lockdown,” the company said in its announcement. 

“It’s now ready to get back on the road for… a celebration of the Scorpion brand’s history, together with a love for challenge and the constant search for performance.”

Route for the 1949-hour tour of Europe

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