Abarth debuted the new Abarth 595 range at this year’s classic re-enactment of the legendary “Targa Florio” in Sicily, at 102 events, one of the oldest motorsport races in the world.
The brand’s iconic 595 has evolved in line with both aspects of its dual personality, performance and style. These are ingredients on which every Abarth, past and present, is based, and which transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Available in a choice of hatchback or convertible, the new 595 range features four versions – 595, 595 Trofeo, 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione. All Abarth 595 models come with a Euro 6D-Temp compliant 1.4 T-Jet engine with power levels ranging from 145hp to 180hp to satisfy all customer needs. The four different versions of the new 595 range are all compact, light, agile and highly customisable.
The 595 is Abarth’s entry-level model and offers all the standard equipment needed to deliver the thrilling driving pleasures typical of the brand with the Scorpion badge. For instance, the 595 has a flat-bottom steering wheel with a satin chrome centre stripe.
A Sport button which, in this case, adjusts maximum torque output, the power steering and accelerator pedal settings. The braking system is specific to Abarth and ensures top-notch safety by fitting ventilated 284mm discs on the front and 240mm discs on the rear.
The 595 Trofeo is the special series filled with plenty of performance-oriented equipment, such as Abarth Telemetry to monitor performance at all times and Koni rear suspension with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology to optimise the driving experience and ensure greater road-holding, handling and stability.
To further enhance its looks, specific bumper inserts have also been created for each trim level, Matt Black on the 595, body coloured on the 595 Turismo and an Anthracite Grey finish on the 595 Competizione. The range features poly-elliptical headlights with LED daytime running lights as standard, Xenon headlights are also available as an option.
The flat-bottomed steering wheel was designed to offer increased grip while feeling comfortable. The dashboard, which has always been one of the most iconic elements of the 595, is customised for each version. The 595 dashboard matches the exterior body colour, the 595 Turismo has a Satin Grey dashboard and the 595 Competizione comes with one in Anthracite Grey. The instrument panel retains its sporty feel and the white backlit turbo pressure gauge to make it easier to read.
Complementing the “Targa Florio” was the new Abarth 595 range. Visitors to the event were able to get close to the new models including the Turismo and the Competizione versions.
Two new colours have been introduced to the range, Adrenaline Green on the 595 Competizione and Trofeo, and Asphalt Grey available on the Turismo.
The new Record Monza Active exhaust is introduced as a standard feature on the 595 Competizione and Trofeo, featuring an active valve controlled by a Sport button. When pressed, the Sport button opens the exhaust valve and the engine rumble becomes deeper and bolder. The driver can choose a more composed engine sound or a tougher, sportier, and more traditionally Abarth roar.