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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 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...

Cars We Own: Tall man, meet the Abarth 595

The Abarth 595 is a very small car. I am a very tall man. I’m also new here at CarAdvice. You can probably see where this is going. The team in Melbourne threw me the keys to our littlest, reddest hatchback and, through fits of laughter, told me to have fun. We've already taken a detailed look at how we specced the Abarth, but here’s a quick rundown of the highlights...

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Abarth Videos

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...

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...

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Abarth Comparisons

Abarth 595 Old v New: 1970 v 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

CarAdvice podcast 97: LIVE from the hot hatch mega test at Winton! 

This week, we're broadcasting from our hot hatch mega test at Winton Motor Raceway with Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2019 Ford Focus has been teased ahead of its April 10 reveal, a manual is on the cards for the Genesis G70 in right-hand drive markets, and the Toyota 86 Racing Series gets extended until 2020...

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...

Abarth 695 Rivale revealed

The Abarth 695 Rivale has been revealed for the Geneva motor show, representing the latest in a series of boutique special editions of the Italian hot hatch. Developed in partnership with world-famous Italian boat maker, Riva, the 695 Rivale is dubbed "the most sophisticated of all Abarth creations and the perfect blend of elegance and performance"...

Abarth 124 GT, Fiat S-Design models revealed

Abarth has unveiled a special-edition hardtop version of the 124 Spider, ahead of a full reveal in Geneva next week. Unlike the Mazda MX-5/Miata-aping soft-top on regular 124 Spiders, the GT packs a removable carbon-fibre hardtop and a number of lightweight touches around its exterior. Abarth says the roof, which weighs just 16kg, helps improve the "compactness" and torsional rigidity of the car...

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Abarth Owner Reviews

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...

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...

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Abarth Galleries

2018 Abarth 595 Competizione review

2018 Abarth 595 Competizione review

Cars We Own: 2017 Abarth 595 diary

Cars We Own: 2017 Abarth 595 diary

Abarth 695 Rivale revealed

Abarth 695 Rivale revealed

Abarth 124 GT, Fiat S-Design models revealed
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