On this year’s Classic re-enactment of the legendary “Targa Florio”, the oldest motorsports race in the world, now on its 102nd edition and sponsored by Abarth, was celebrating the new Abarth 595 range with a preview for the fans of the “Cursa”. In addition to taking part in the prestigious event with three vintage models picked from the FCA Heritage collection, Abarth organised an exciting test drive experience at the wheel of the new 595 range on the roads of the oldest race in the world and the new 595 range was showcased for the first time in the heart of Palermo.
At the centre of the new 595 range were the Competizione and Turismo versions, which express Abarth’s two personalities. The 595 Competizione is more “radical” and is designed for those with a passion for performance and uncompromising sportiness, while the 595 Turismo is based on the values of style and comfort typical of Italian GT cars, with impeccably styled details, leather interior and Urban Pack.
On the new 595 Competizione, the main innovation is the new Record Monza exhaust, fitted as standard and complete with an active valve controlled by the Sport button. Pressing the Sport button opens the exhaust valve and the engine rumble becomes deeper and bolder. The driver can choose a gentleman driver engine sound or a tougher, sportier – and more traditionally Abarth – roar. A new “Adrenalina Green” livery has been designed for the 595 Competizione, combined with a black roof and underlining its strong links to the racing world.
Abarth 595 Turismo is intended for those who consider comfort essential even in a high-performance car. In its interior, the meticulously finished Abarth leather upholstery is a perfect match for the Turismo’s elegant style. All enhanced by the new Urban pack, which comprises parking sensors, rain sensor and dusk sensor: equipment intended to make everyday driving easier and less stressful. The Turismo is also available in a new, elegant, exclusive matte “Asfalto Grey” colour.
The range continues with the Abarth entry-level 595. With a power rating of 145 HP, the car offers all the standard equipment needed to ensure the driving pleasure typical of the creations of the brand with the scorpion badge, including flat-bottom steering wheel with central crosshairs insert and the “Sport” button which, in this case, modifies the maximum torque output and the power steering and accelerator settings.
Hatchback or convertible, the new 595 range features five versions (595, 595 Pista, 595 Turismo, 595 Competizione and 695 Rivale) with power levels from 145 to 180 HP, all Euro 6D-TEMP compliant, to satisfy all customer needs..