Abarth 595 70th Anniversary edition announced
Commemorative edition Abarth 595 Competizione and new 595 Esseesse launched to celebrate the firm’s platinum anniversary
Revisions for the 70th Anniversary Edition 595 Competizione include a valved Record Monza exhaust, uprated Brembo brakes, a pair of Sabelt racing seats and a seven-inch infotainment system with support for Abarth telemetry, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Abarth 595 Competizione 70th Anniversary edition is powered by a 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 178bhp and 250Nm of torque. Like the standard model, it sprints from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds, while the top speed stands at a claimed 140mph.
Prices start at £21,795 for the hard-top and £23,795 for the convertible.
Abarth has also revived its range-topping “Esseesse” nameplate for 2019. The new 595 Esseesse gets a number of performance-focused updates, including a set of 17-inch Supersport alloy wheels, an uprated air filter, an Akrapovic exhaust system, a mechanical limited-slip differential and perforated Brembo brakes with oversized calipers.
Other additions for the 595 Esseesse include a pair of carbon-backed “Sabelt 70” racing seats, carbon-fibre pedals, Abarth-branded side stripes and white mirror caps. Prices for the range-topping model start at £25,295 for the hard-top and £27,295 for the convertible.
To complement its commemorative models, Abarth has also given its base-model 140bhp 595 and mid-range 162bhp 595 Turismo a lift, providing both with unique “70th Anniversary” badging. Prices for the former start at £16,495, while the latter costs from £19,695.
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