Feel the Sting: Exploring the revamped Abarth 595

Feel the Sting: Exploring the revamped Abarth 595

By: Guilherme Marques

The Abarth 595 range has been revamped and is better than ever

Since 2007, the Abarth version of the Fiat 500 has been one of the most special cars on the market, regardless of price. The small sports car developed by Fiat’s competition branch has grit and personality and is one of those models that has managed to become iconic while still on the market.

For the 2019 model year, Abarth revamped the 595 series, offering four alternatives ranging from the entry-level 145 horsepower to the 595 Pista’s 160 and the 595 Turismo with 165; the latter of which is ideal for fashion-conscious clients who like to go fast.

The top performer is the 595 Competizione. Its 180 horsepower is tamed by larger brakes and a limited-slip differential that allows turning at incredible speeds for such a small car. It is even better when painted in Adrenalina Green. Abarth also chose to keep the 695 Rivale in its catalogue – developed in collaboration with the famous Italian yacht brand Riva – which presents itself as the most luxurious creation to flaunt the scorpion emblem.

Whatever the choice, it is always the right one. The 500 is Fiat’s 21st-century flagship, as it was in the 20th. The Abarth versions are the icing on the cake.

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