This year at Bologna Motor Show Fiat’s in house tuner will introduce the new Abarth 595 in two “turismo” and “competizione” versions.
The 595 pays homage to the historic 595 model that Karl Abarth presented in 1963 as an offshoot of the Fiat 500. It comes with 160 hp and as mentioned two different editions.
The turismo 595 is a kinda trendy, lifestyley version of the car with a look at me paint job and lavishly luxurious interior. The competizione is, as its name suggests, a more naughty version designed, according to Abarth, for true customisation fans, who love to experience the thrill of sporty driving every day.
The turismo has a two-tone paint job which is also applied to the interior and is more focused on the Fiat 500’s character as a fashion accessory. We like the competizione better, since it looks cooler and is more focused on being a performance every day car. The two cars on display “race” along a platform coated with a special resin that evokes the atmosphere of a road.
The latter also has a much nicer interior with sport seats and manual gearbox.
Abarth will also reveal the 695 “Assetto Corse”, the new small super-sports car designed for racing on the track, at the show. It will join the 500 “Assetto Corse” in the single-make trophies.