The legend of the Scorpion began on the 31st of March, 70 years ago, with the creation of the 204 A derived from a Fiat 1100 which immediately claimed success in the Italian 1100 Sport and Formula 2 championships. During the same period, Karl Abarth had the truly inspired idea of creating the now famous Abarth & C. performance kits, including the company’s renowned mufflers, benefiting from technology developed on the racetrack. To persuade motorists to mount an Abarth muffler, he came up with an innovative advertising campaign that featured an elegant product presentation and revolutionary new ad copy. Success was immediate and the Scorpion trademark began its ascent, reaching the height of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. The Scorpion became a part of contemporary culture as it racked up victories, records, and new ways of experiencing racing. The Abarth name was synonymous with speed, courage, performance and style, as the list of successes around the world continued to grow.