The Abarth 595 combines the unmissable chic styling of the Fiat 500 with the power and excitement of one of Italy’s most famous racing brands. Abarth offers a wide range of choices and options, including a stripped out, very powerful 695 version and a convertible 595C. Head down to our Abingdon dealership to test-drive this pocket rocket and see how it’ll suit your personality.
The Abarth logo signifies the company’s impressive competitive history, and your Abarth 595 will be equally happy on a racetrack, an open road or in town. Four power outputs are available in the 595, but even the 145hp entry point will be enough to put a smile on your face and scare sports cars. If you’d like extra performance, the Trofeo has 158hp plus uprated parts, the Turismo has 165hp and a Garrett turbocharger, and the Competizione offers 180hp of adrenaline. That translates to a 0-62mph time of 6.7 seconds and a lot of satisfying noise. Despite its compact size, the 595 has real presence and every drive is an adventure.
Just like the standard Fiat 500, the Abarth 595 is very easy to use everyday thanks to a range of inclusions. DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity are included across all cars, and you can easily add satellite navigation, a seven-inch screen and Apple/Android mirroring. All Abarth 595 models make sure you know you’re in something special, with a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel, supportive seats and feisty scorpion badges.
Turn everything up to 11 with the Abarth 695, which is intent on being as fast as possible. With 190hp, special slick tyres and an incredibly light kerb weight, the 695 is the quickest factory-made Fiat ever. You’ll hit 60mph in under six seconds and fly towards a top speed of 143mph, and the fact it weighs just 997kg means the performance will always feel electrifying. It has 18-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels, large brakes, an Akrapovic exhaust system and a limited slip differential for serious cornering ability. To highlight just how mad this car is, the back seats have been removed to make room for improved suspension components.
You can enjoy all of the power of the 595 with the added freedom of a folding canvas roof, giving you the entire sky above. The Abarth 595C doesn’t have many rivals that can match its price and fun, so it could be the car for you if you’re after fun and character. You can choose the same specifications for the convertible as the 595 hatchback, so up to 180hp is available.