Vospers Abarth Exeter is the efficiency model’s UK automobile retailers to trial a digital actuality (VR) residence take a look at drive package deal to coincide with the launch of the brand new restricted version Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro.
Scorching prospects for the brand new 165PS Italian sizzling hatchback can have an Oculus Quest VR headset, Bose headphones and an array of Abarth-branded items delivered to their residence in a crate as a part of the modern initiative throughout COVID-19 ‘Lockdown 3’.
Delivering an answer to the difficulty of take a look at drives in lockdown, the package deal permits potential patrons to pattern a few of the sights and sounds from inside an Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro because it tackles the idyllic roads of North Wales.
Arnaud Leclerc, the managing director of FCA Group UK, stated: “We’re delighted to have the ability to provide this modern take a look at drive method to our prospects and Abarth followers.
“This VR expertise permits prospects to benefit from the thrill of driving a 595, however from the security of their very own properties.”
Whereas these making the most of the house take a look at drive provide might be anticipated to return their VR headsets and headphones to their native dealership following their expertise – permitting them to be sanitised forward of additional use – they may get to maintain the Abarth goodies included of their package deal.
The FCA Group has additionally organised a contest which is able to permit one winner to safe the complete package deal to maintain, nevertheless, and anybody with an current VR set-up can obtain the Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro video to be able to pattern the initiative’s take a look at drive component for themselves.
Automotive influencer, Stef Villaverde hosts and guides prospects on the digital expertise, giving prospects the entire key product details about the brand new Abarth 595 earlier than taking them on a drive of a few of the UK’s finest driving roads.
A spokeswoman for FCA Group UK instructed AM that Vospers have been “instantly eager” to path the ‘residence take a look at drive’ scheme. She added: “In the mean time, it’s nice for potential prospects who’ve been caught indoors throughout COVID-19, and overcomes the difficulty of providing take a look at drives throughout lockdown.”
The Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro is a restricted version with solely 2,000 fashions out there globally and pays homage to the unique A112 Abarth ‘Gold Ring’, higher identified to followers because the A112 Abarth ‘Targa Oro’.
Powered by a 165 HP T-Jet engine, the automobile is able to reaching a high velocity of 135mph, and able to 7.3 second acceleration to 62mph, it characteristic a singular livery, leather-based seats with Scorpioneoro emblazoned in gold on the headrest, a chrome twin exhaust and 17-inch Method Gold alloy wheels with purple hubcaps.