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Abarth launches new line-up with the supercars

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Abarth has announced new versions of its range of performance Fiat 500s, following publicity generated by the brand taking part in the Gumball 3000 supercar event. The endurance event for some of the world’s most upmarket supercars included Edinburgh and London on its itinerary, with four Abarths among them.

They included the new-to-the-UK 190hp biposto which has a top speed of 143mph and accelerates a 5.9-second 0-62mph time. It is finished in a bespoke ‘Grey Performance’ paint colour, and fitted with front, rear and roof spoilers and a Brembo braking system. Options include a ‘Dog Ring’ gearbox, lightweight aluminium bonnet, carbon fibre detailing and four-point racing seatbelts.

The 595 Turismo and 595 Competitizione models both use the 160hp 1.4-litre turbocharged T-Jet engine. The Turismo spec includes leather sports seats, and 17-inch 10-spoke diamond cut alloy wheels while the 595 Competitizione gains a dual mode ‘Record Monza’ exhaust system, perforated front and rear disc brakes and aluminium pedal kit and footrest.

The limited edition Abarth 595 50th Anniversario (Anniversary Edition) will stretch to 299 examples. It uses a 180hp, 1.4-litre turbocharged T-Jet engine, with an Abarth Competizione gearbox, 305mm floating disc brakes from Brembo, the ‘Record Monza’ exhaust and 17-inch alloy wheels.

   

Abarth owners can now choose from 17 body colours are now available across the new range in solid, metallic, tri-coat and bi-colour finishes. New options include Cordolo Red tri-coat metallic, Circuit Grey/ Legends Blue bi-colour, Rally Beige, and Trofeo Grey.

Inside there is a new instrument panel with seven-inch digital display and TFT (Thin Film Transistor) technology. The backlit, multi-purpose display has two modes: ‘normal’ for information such as fuel consumption and headlight alignment, and ‘sport’ which shows performance data such as longitudinal/lateral acceleration.

Prices start from £14,560 for the 1.4 T-Jet 135hp (manual), rising to £32,990 for the 695 biposto 1.4 T-Jet 190hp.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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