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Abarth & C. S.p.A. is a racing car and road car maker founded by Carlo Abarth in 1949.

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2018 Abarth 595 review

The 2018 Abarth 595 features some important upgrades over the model it replaces. Still not the most sensible option in the segment, it is an undeniable enthusiast's car, with retro appeal, a willing engine, and go-kart fun factor.

Company Car: 2017 Abarth 595 long-term report one – introduction

We've put passion before prudence and purchased an Italian car, a red 2017 Abarth 595. James introduces the latest addition to the CarAdvice stable.

2017 Abarth 124 Spider Review

Turbocharging an MX-5? Just buy the new Abarth 124 Spider.

2016 Abarth 595 Review

Abarth now offers a more affordable entry to the range than ever before. The Abarth 595 now promises to be easier to live with day to day as well.

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2018 Abarth 595 review

See the full article here. Revised pricing headlines the changes for the 2018 Abarth 595 range, which is no mean feat, because in real terms the diminutive hot hatch was already something of a bargain. Value isn’t the only story, though, with subtle specification additions sure to make that of the scorpion badge even more appealing...

Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

Read the full article here. The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each other to survive. You've heard it before: the issue with making a sports car is scale. There is a great deal of development cost involved in getting a vision to production and then, because no one really needs sports cars, the return is generally not all that great...

Abarth 124 Spider Review

Read the full review here.  What happens when you give the foundations of Japanese built rear-wheel drive lightweight and affordable sports car to a bunch of Italians? The new Abarth 124 Spider...

Abarth 124 Spider and 124 Rally : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Read the article here. The hotly anticipated Abarth 124 Spider has been revealed at this week’s Geneva motor show, alongside the Abarth 124 Rally prototype. Abarth’s take on the Fiat 124 Spider features a revised version of that car’s 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. In the Abarth, the 1.4-litre motor generates 127kW of power and 250Nm of torque...

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Abarth Comparisons

Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each other to survive. You've heard it before: the issue with making a sports car is scale. There is a great deal of development cost involved in getting a vision to production and then, because no one really needs sports cars, the return is generally not all that great...

Abarth 595C v Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison

The arrival of the new 2016 Abarth 595 has dropped the ownership doorway into Italy's famed scorpion shield from mid-$30k down to a basement-level $27,500 list price. Stripping back the frills, while liberally pilfering from the marque's go-fast parts bin, this 'regular 595' is the type of cut-priced sweet spot many buyers having been hankering for...

Abarth News

CarAdvice podcast 79: Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-female workshop

We have a special guest on the panel with Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens, this week: Melissa Ong is a CarAdvice reader, and she took our company-owned Abarth 595 for a week-long test drive. On the show, we chat about her experience with the little Italian firecracker...

Vilner makes Abarth 595 even more Italian

Just when you thought the Abarth 595 couldn't look any more Italian, Bulgarian tuner Vilner has decked the little hatchback out in the classic Italian red, white and green...

2018 Abarth 595 pricing and specs: More power, new tech, lower price

The updated 2018 Abarth 595 range has landed in Australia, bringing a fresh look, a much-needed infotainment upgrade, and lower pricing. Now kicking off at $26,990 plus on-road costs (down $510) for the entry-level 595 'Series 4' manual, the updated model brings an additional 4kW in base trim, now sitting at 107kW from its 1...

Old nameplates returning to form

There are many market trends in action this year, but one of the more novel is the resurgence - or re-emergence - of old nameplates. Running through some cars experiencing good growth is a bit like looking at a new car guide from early 2000s. In the light car segment there's the relaunched Suzuki Baleno, with 1043 incremental sales - enough for a respectable 4...

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Abarth Owner Reviews

2013 Abarth 500 ESSE Review

Owning this bocconcini on wheels for almost a year now. I have come to learn all the little quirks of owning an Italian hot hatch. The hot-hatch market is getting an injection of life, washing out the dreadful mid-2000s renditions of Peugeot 207 GTi and the not-so-hot Polo’s. When entering the market with the new 500, enthusiasts prayed for Abarth to get its grubby hands on it and do what they do best...

2012 Abarth 500 ESSE Review

MY 500 ABARTH IS SIMPLY AWESOME! It is so fun to drive. I have done a few mods, but want more power. I have gotten two speeding tickets already, but still enjoying my car. I have had no problems what so ever and would definitely buy another. I also have a Maserati GT, and am planning to buy the Alfa Giulia Cloverleaf, and a Maserati Levante SUV, but will trade my RR Sport for this...

2015 Abarth 595 Turismo Review

The Fiat Abarth 595 Tourismo, It's one of those cars that you take great pleasure in seeing parked in your driveway. I was recently at a Service station and whilst paying for fuel, the attendant referred to the Abarth as a money box. Interesting analogy, but couldn't be further from the truth...

2011 Abarth 500 ESSE Review

Owning for nearly 4 years, the best part of this car is the purity it has as a hot hatch. Although there is not a lot of tech or other features within the Abarth compared to its rivals; these little obscurities of the car make it so fun to drive. The 1.4L turbo 118kw engine is the best fun, coupled with the five speed gearbox, one of the loudest exhaust for a hatch and a little boost gauge on the dash creates an awesome drive...

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2018 Abarth 595 review

2018 Abarth 595 review

Vilner makes Abarth 595 even more Italian
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