While its electric-powered cousin Fiat 500 conquered the hearts and money of the eco-friendly vehicles buyers, the Abarth 595 version pushed the boundaries of its internal combustion unit.
As part of the Fiat Group, Abarth built its vehicles differently, where the performance factor stood on top of anything else. However, unlike AMG, it didn’t focus on luxurious items but turned its attention towards design, technical packages, and a sporty ambiance, even in the small Fiat 500 series.
The Abarth 595 featured a different front fascia than the electric-powered 500. It still sported the round headlights and elliptic lamps underneath them. Still, it sported a functional grille on the lower part of the front bumper, needed to cool the internal combustion engine. It sat between the small, round fog lights. From its sides, the 595 featured 17” light-alloy wheels, while in the back, the carmaker installed a quad exhaust system with twin pipes on each side.
Inside, the car received a mild upgrade with a leather steering wheel and leather Abarth sports seats complemented with black design cues. In addition, the carmaker applied a matte black frame on the 7” HD Uconnect infotainment system, and the same color adorned the dashboard.
But the essential part of any Abarth was under the skin. The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine came from Formula 4 and provided enough grunt for the car to reach a top speed of 135 mph (217 kph) and the 0 to 62 mph (0-100 kph) time in just 7.3 seconds. So along with the stiff suspension and the big brakes kit, it transformed the Abarth 595 into a fun car on tight race tracks.