The Abarth 595 '50th Anniversary' will be available to order on 15th September 2013, exactly 50 years after the first Fiat Abarth 595 was unveiled in September 1963.
The Abarth 500 launched in the UK just over four years ago, and in that time it’s enjoyed respectable sales success and attracted an enthusiastic following. With many of the first 500s now reaching an age where their owners begin to consider their replacement, Abarth have cleverly launched a new model that not only provides an appealing path to walk existing owners up the brand’s range, but also takes a leaf out of the company’s rich history. Carlo Abarth’s 1958 Fiat 500 Abarth proved that small runabouts could make fast and reliable racing cars. However, he knew yet more was possible, and in 1963 he created the Abarth 595. It had more power than its 500 brother and that, of course, meant more speed. Today’s Abarth 595 is no different.
Two new model names herald the UK arrival of the new high-performance Abarth 500 and 595 ranges - the Abarth 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione.