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by Matt Campbell

The Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary edition has been uncovered, with the brand claiming it’s the fastest and most powerful 595 model ever – and it’s coming to Australia in limited numbers.

Just 50 examples of the new Fiat 595 Abarth model will be sold here, with an asking price of $45,000 – or $10,010 more than the standard version.

The Fiat 595 Abarth is powered by a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine which has been pumped up to 132kW of power and 250Nm of torque compared with the existing Esseesse model’s 118kW/230Nm. The extra grunt is accessed by using the Sport button which allows extra turbo boost.

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It has a top speed of 225km/h and can dispatch with the 0-100km/h sprint in “less than seven seconds”. The car is fitted with the “Record Monza” dual-mode exhaust system that opens up over 3000rpm.

Sadly for enthusiasts, the 595 Abarth retains its electronic five-speed robotized gearbox with paddleshifters instead of a manual transmission. The car features electric power steering with Sport mode, and a Torque Transfer Control system to help direct the power to the correct front wheel during cornering.

Styling enhancements include 17-inch alloys with red lining, red Abarth scorpion decals, three-layer paintwork, xenon headlights and a sunroof. Inside it gains red leather sports seats with white inserts and red stitching, a black leather steering wheel and kick plates, climate control, rear parking sensors and an Interscope stereo system.

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All Fiat 595 Abarth 50th Anniversary models come with a ‘595’ vintage car cover, limited edition sunglasses and a set of Tramontaro luggage.

The Fiat 595 Abarth 50th Anniversary is available to order now.

 




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