t.i.m Motors are delighted to announce that as of June 2016 they are the of official Abarth dealer for the Nottingham area.
Abarth is an Italian racing brand and with a great tradition of developing and upgrading compact sports cars.
“We’re very pleased to welcome t.i.m Motors as the of official home of Abarth for Nottingham,” said Gerry Southerington, Abarth Brand Manager. “These stylish and powerful little cars are a perfect addition to their dealership.”
Back in 1949, Carlo Abarth wanted to build road cars with racing elements by having performance stemming from excellent tuning and set-up, to get the very best from every machine.
Today, that philosophy is still serving Abarth well, as evidenced by the impressive range of small, precise handling cars with mean little engines. The latest of which is the Abarth 124 Spider, available to pre-order now and in showrooms this September.
“It’s exciting for us to be involved in this historic brand, with its strong ties to motor racing and performance,” said Phil Henery, t.i.m Motors. “They’re engaging, agile compact cars – we’re looking forward to the challenge of keeping up with them!”
Carlo Abarth founded the Abarth & C. S.p.A. with Cisitalia racing driver Guido Scagliarini in Bologna in 1949 using his astrological sign, the Scorpion, as the company logo.
The first vehicle produced was a 204 A Roadster, based on the FIAT 1100. It immediately won the 1100 Sport Championship as well as Formula 2.
Alongside racing, the company started to produce tuning kits that improved performance, power and speed of standard vehicles.
In the following years, the Abarth brand continuously and incessantly made a name for itself in the public mind as the synonym for sport, tuning and performance, changing the sports car world.
Today, over 65 years on from its origins, Carlo Abarth’s vision to take modest everyday cars and achieve levels of performance through design and engineering excellence is more alive than ever and apparent in the Abarth 595, Turismo, Competizione and Biposto 695 models.
For more information come and see us at the Nottingham Motor Show 2016!