Karl Abarth, born in 1908, was a racing car preparer. He modified the standard models of the Italian manufacturer Fiat to make them competition cars. Since then, Fiat has continued this know-how by introducing the Abarth series into its range. They are recognizable by their acronym, a scorpion, which was the sign of its founder's zodiac.
The range Abarth notably the Fiat 500, which is the Italian manufacturer's smallest model. Thus modified, the Fiat 500 Abarth is no longer just a pocket city car! It is a concentration of sport, innovation and comfort. Fiat also introduced the Abarth 595 special series which were presented for the first time at the Bologna Motor Show in 2011. Originally, this series would introduce a new power level of 160 hp, located between that of the original Fiat 500 Abarth (135 hp) and that of the 695 Abarth (180 hp). Subsequently, the 595 Abarth range was restyled, both from the point of view of design and engines. Over time, the range has been enhanced by numerous variations: 595 Competizione, 595 Turismo, 595 Pista, 595 Esseesse. Each model is distinguished by its engine or by its equipment. This article presents in particular the Competizione and Turismo models.
The Competizione model is a concentration of technology and sportiness. It is equipped with a 1,368cc engine developing 180 hp and with a torque of 250 Nm. The performance is there! You will achieve 0-100 km/h in 6.7 seconds. Available in automatic or manual transmissions, this vehicle is distinguished by top technological refinements: Abarth "Record Monza" exhaust with 4 outputs (designed by Magneti Marelli),Brembo red 4-piston brake calipers, 17-inch alloy wheels and FSD-technology(Frequency Selective Damping)shock absorber system that optimizes the stability of the high-speed vehicle.
Recognisable by its wide side sticker stamped "Abarth” this sport model will not go unnoticed. In addition to the basic colors, you can choose a flashier color such as the green "Adrenaline" exclusively available on the Competizione model. To fully enjoy the feel of the vehicle, prefer the convertible version with its electric bonnet.
The Fiat 500 Turismo is a series for those who value comfort over performance. Like the Competizione, it is available in automatic transmission (five-speed robotic box with paddles at the wheel) or manual gearbox. It has a euro 6D engine. Less powerful than the Competizione, its 4-cylinder engine (1,368 cm3) still develops 165 hp for a maximum torque of 230 Nm. It has an excellent weight-to-power ratio of 6.3 kg/ch. The performance has not been neglected since you will achieve the 0-100 km/h in 7.4 seconds!
The Turismo model has a high quality finish. In addition, on the equipment side, the endowment is very rich. This special series offers you, as standard: rain and light sensors, 17-inch GranTurismorims, a leather steering wheel, a leather upholry, a satin grey dashboard, Apple CarPlay integration with Android Auto compatibility, a paint metallic grey Mat Asfalto, a recoil radar, and a systemUconnect7-inch HD Live with navigation and telemetry.
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