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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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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018

Welcome to the inaugural CarAdvice Winners Circle, our debut annual award program showcasing our editorial team’s motoring highlight releases of the year. After some long and hard consideration of the pros and cons of more traditional award formats, it was ultimately reader and car industry feedback – through surveys, garage day chats and even a focus group – that moulded exactly the form Winners Circle would take...

2018 Abarth 595 Competizione review

Good things come in small packages, and the MY18 Abarth 595 Competizione could possibly be the most fun you can have for $32K.

Cars We Own: 2017 Abarth 595 diary

It's bright red, sounds great and, crucially, comes from Italy. It isn't a Ferrari, though. Meet the CarAdvice Abarth 595, a pocket rocket with character to burn.  This is a Cars We Own diary for our own Abarth 595. Think of it as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable...

Cars We Own: A weekend fling in the Abarth 595

When CarAdvice offered me one of their cars for a week, I gladly took on the Abarth 595. Although I’m a fan of compact cars, the Fiat (and Abarth) range is something I’ve overlooked. I think it’s because I had a Fiat Freemont hire car once, and really struggled to find anything I liked about it. I wasn’t expecting amazing things from the little 595 then...

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CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018: Our favourites

You told us you don't trust the traditional 'Car of the Year' format favoured by most publishers, and you wanted to know more about our own personal faves, objectivity be damned. Well, here it is. Get the full story right here.

Cars We Own: 5 things to know about the Abarth 595

Here's a little look into life with our loveable Italian stallion, the Abarth 595. As you might expect, it's a quirky beast – lucky it's fun to drive, right? Although it provides a window into life with a car, there's only so much we can learn during a regular week-long review...

Abarth 595 Old v New: 1970 v 2017

CarAdvice's own 2017 Abarth 595 (pre-facelift) takes on a replica of the legendary 1970 Abarth 695!

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...

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Abarth Comparisons

REVISIT: Abarth 595 Old v New, 1970 to 2017

When it came time for us to add another car to the CarAdvice collection, we realised there was a giant hole – it was one that had to be filled by an Italian car. Ferrari or Lamborghini weren’t the most practical options, so last year we welcomed a red (pre-facelift) 2017 Abarth 595 to our family – a Fiat 500 with extra horsepower and badging, which is something that’s needed for us car people to get around the city swiftly...

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

Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed the Abarth 695 Rivale will be coming to Australia in strictly limited numbers, with pricing to kick off at $44,990 before on-road costs. Just 35 units will be delivered Down Under, available in both hatchback and cabriolet forms, all featuring a number of equipment, trim and colour appointments specific to this model inspired by Riva Yachts...

Abarth 124 Spider nabs Guinness World Record

The Abarth 124 Spider is now a Guinness World Record holder, teaming up with stunt driver Alastair Moffatt to achieve the feat. Piloting a standard 124 Spider, Moffatt completed five figure eight maneuvers in succession between two other Abarth 124 Spiders, in a record 45.66 seconds...

2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE

The refreshed Abarth 595 range has been revealed in the UK, headlined by new exterior colour options and an upgraded exhaust system on select variants. UPDATE, 12/10/118: We've added a full gallery of images for the updated Abarth 595. Click here for more pictures As before, the 595 is offered in four trim levels in Great Britain: 595, 595 Trofeo, 595 Turismo, and 595 Competizione, and two body styles – hatchback and convertible...

2018 Abarth 595, Fiat 500 infotainment upgraded - UPDATE

The Abarth 595 line-up has been upgraded for the 2018 model year, bringing an upgraded infotainment display and smartphone mirroring technology. UPDATE, 21/9/18: The Fiat 500 has added the 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across the range. UPDATE, 28/5/18: FCA Australia has indicated the regular Fiat 500 will be getting the upgraded infotainment system as well...

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Abarth Owner Reviews

2018 Abarth 595 Competizione review

A quick note before I jump into the review. In case you haven’t read any of my other owner car reviews, I’m a 14-year-old from Sydney, and I have a passion for cars. It’s November 1908, and in a hospital in Vienna, Austria, a young boy is born by the name of Carlo Abarth...

2018 Abarth 595 Competizione review

My darling wife wanted this model for a while now, and I am so glad she did. We have had this Abarth 595C for three months now, and I look forward to the drive, the sound, and the performance of this pocket rocket. We've just covered 1000km, and while the ride is very firm in Sport mode, in normal mode it's quite comfortable. The fuel economy appears to average 8...

2016 Abarth 595 review

After reading the long-term test reviews of the Abarth 595 on CarAdvice, I was inspired to produce my own piece of work rating my own 2016 Abarth 595. It's the exact-same spec vehicle as the one being tested by the CarAdvice crew, with the only difference being mine has the black duco with the red stripes and wing mirrors...

2017 Abarth 124 Spider review

I bought the Abarth 124 because I always wanted a roadster that looked stylish, had reasonable performance and was fun to drive. Basically, a well-packaged sportster. I checked out others, but none fit the way the Abarth 124 Spider did. They were either too expensive or didn't have what it took – the wow factor! It was by accident that I happened to read about the Abarth 124 Spider...

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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018

2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE

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