Abarth Updates 595 Range With Five Models And Up To 177HP

Abarth, Fiat’s performance brand, has updated the European range of the hot 595 hatchback with a new structure and other, smaller revisions.

The tiny Italian hot hatch’s range is now divided into five different models: 595, 595 Pista, 595 Turismo, 595 Competizione and the special 695 Rivale. Each one comes with a different horsepower rating from the updated 1.4-liter T-Jet engine, which now complies with the Euro 6D-Temp emissions rules.

This means that the base 595 offers 143hp (145PS) while moving up the corporate ladder we find the 595 Pista, which packs 158hp (160PS) and comes fitted with the Record Monza active exhaust as standard. The new 595 Pista also comes with more performance-oriented goodies, such as Abarth Telemetry and a set of trick rear Koni dampers.

Next to the focused 595 Pista, we find the more stylish 595 Turismo; Abarth says that the engine here makes 163hp (165PS), giving it a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 7.3 seconds. The new 595 Turismo aims at customers who want more style out of their pocket rocket and that’s why it comes with leather upholstery inside and an exclusive Asfalto Grey matte livery, rear tinted windows and satin chrome trim and mirror caps.

The top of the range is represented by the 595 Competizione, which delivers 177hp (180PS) and is offered with an optional mechanical limited-slip differential. The mechanical diff ensures that drivers can exploit the full potential of the range-topping Abarth 595, giving them greater precision and driving efficiency. 0-62mph (100km/h) comes in 6.7 seconds while the chassis also features bigger Brembo brakes.

Speaking of the chassis of the 595 Competizione, it utilizes special Koni dampers front and back, featuring Frequency Selective Damping. The cabin of the angriest 595 comes the gorgeous-looking Abarth Corsa by Sabelt bucket seats as standard. Abarth has also introduced a new vibrant color option for the new 595 Pista and Competizione, called ‘Adrenalina Green’.

Finally, the range is completed with the special 695 Rivale, which was designed together with Italian yacht builder Riva. The 695 Rivale comes with an exclusive two-tone Riva Evening Blue and Shark Grey paintwork, the 177hp engine and a beautiful interior that features mahogany on the dashboard and the finest leather.

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  • StrangerGP

    Four exhausts is a bit overkill.

  • This feels old already.

    • SteersUright

      Agreed, lets see some of this angry sporty attitude in something new from Fiat already, unlike the boring, poorly executed, and majorly missed opportunity that is the current 124 Spider.

      • And now the whole Fiat brand would be based on 500, just hope they create a fresh design for next generation 500. And shame that FCA leave the volume car in Europe.

  • SteersUright

    This thing looks angry and adorable. I’d get one in Europe or wherever roads a small in a minute. In the USA though, it doesnt seem to have much appeal.

    • Vassilis

      Only problem is that its rivals are better. Namely the Fiesta ST.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I must be high or need new glasses, because for a second I thought the title said these things have 1177 horsepower!

  • Vassilis

    The Competizione with the LSD may be the only one worth a look.

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