Fresh pictures of upcoming new Abarth 600e revealed

Published: 02 April 2024 Updated: 05 April 2024

► First pics of new Abarth 600e
► ‘Scorpionissima’ launch edition has 237bhp
► Mechanical limited-slip diff, Formula E-spec tyres

Abarth has dropped the first official images of its new 600e model, including some very drifty shots of it on track. The new, warm-ish EV will be revealed in more detail later on, but Abarth has let slip a few performance-focused details already.

The purple car pictured is the launch edition named Scorpionissima. It will be limited to 1949 units – which, conveniently, is the year Abarth was founded – and features a, er, ‘evil essence.’

It will also be the most powerful Abarth so far (moreso than the Abarth 500e, for example), with the 600e featuring 237bhp. On top of that, Abarth says its new EV will feature a mechanical limited-slip differential and tyres that were ‘jointly developed with the supplier for Formula E’ for maximum grip.

As well as the ‘Hypnotic Purple’ paint, the Abarth 600e will feature its own sporty bodykit, bespoke 20-inch wheels and beefier brakes, as well as what looks like a lower ride height when compared to the Fiat 600e it’s based on.

More details are to come – we’ll update this page when we know more.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches