What is the difference between Abarth 500 and 595?
If you are looking at pre 65 plate cars then the 500 is the entry level with circa 135hp and standard interior. The 595 cars come in both Turismo & Competizione trim. They produce 160hp and have uprated suspension, leather or sports orientated interiors, sports Monza exhausts and slightly different external trim.
Is the Abarth 595 reliable?
Even though the Abarth, is the tuned version of Fiats popular 500, it is just as reliable to own and run, and because of its increased performance, its brilliant fun to use on a daily basis. It’s build quality is excellent, and has a particular charm all of its own.
Who makes Abarth 595?
Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A.
On 1 February 2007 Abarth was re-established as an independent unit with the launch of the current company, Abarth & C. S.p.a., controlled 100% by Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A., the subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. dealing with the production and selling of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
Are Abarths quick?
The Abarth 595 is a bit like a granny on roller skates. Let us explain. It’s a fast version of the Fiat 500 and was first launched in 2008 as the Abarth 500. In fact, the entire recipe for the Abarth looks quite tasty: there’s lowered suspension, an aggressive-looking bodykit, racy sports seats and a lairy exhaust.
Does Abarth 595 have air conditioning?
The standard Abarth 595 gets air con, Bluetooth connectivity and electric windows. Trofeo, Pista and Turismo trim levels come with more equipment such as climate control, plus more power from the engine.
Is the Abarth 595 Fiat’s Little 500?
THE Fiat executive who came up with the idea for the Abarth 595 must have a wicked sense of humour. Preposterous in many ways, it begins life as the little Fiat 500, which, even with the turbocharged version of the company’s 0.9-litre two-cylinder motor, could be described as having the get-up-and-go of a snail.
How much does an Abarth 595 Turbo cost?
The Abarth 595 range starts from just under £16,500 for the 145hp model, but most Abarth 595 buyers choose a 165hp version of the same 1.4-litre petrol turbo engine, this the unit fitted to ‘Turismo’ variants. In the great scheme of all things hot hatch, 165hp isn’t a huge hill of beans.
How much HP does a Fiat 595 have?
Then Abarth, Fiat’s in-house tuning company, shoehorns in a 1.4-litre T-Jet turbo engine, and all hell breaks loose. The engine comes from bigger Fiats, such as the Tipo, and is usually tuned to produce 118bhp. But that wouldn’t do for Abarth’s engineers; they turn up the wick and furnish the diminutive 595 with 143bhp.
Is the Abarth 595 Turismo the craziest 500bhp car in the world?
It’s not quite the craziest 500-based Abarth – that title belongs to the 187bhp 695 Biposto – but on the bonkers scale the 595 sits between “mildly unhinged” and “approach with caution”. It’s not just the power that’s hare-brained, or even the power-to-weight ratio (the 595 Turismo tips the scales at a fraction over a ton), but the power to size.