New 163bhp Abarth 595 Pista announced for 2019

Fiat’s performance sub-brand introduces a new mid-range version of the Abarth 595, named the Pista

Abarth has revealed yet another hot Fiat 500 derivative - the new 595 Pista. It’s a better-value, better-equipped version of the 595 Turismo automatic, introducing a range of previously optional performance and cosmetic upgrades as standard. Prices start from £19,135, representing a £1,060 saving over the equivalent Turismo.

The 595 Pista is powered by the same turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the Abarth 595 Turismo, albeit with the addition of a revised Garrett turbo. Abarth’s active Record Monza exhaust system is also included as standard – a feature which isn’t available on the Turismo. Power and torque figures stand at 163bhp and 230Nm respectively.

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The engine sends its power to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, although Abarth’s MTA five-speed paddle-shift transmission is offered as an optional extra. Manual-equipped models have a 0–62mph time 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 135mph.

The new addition to the Abarth line-up is finished in a unique matte grey paint, with green highlights for the front splitter, mirror caps and rear diffuser. Buyers also get a set of 17-inch, ten-spoke, satin black alloy wheels and adaptive Koni dampers for the rear axle. The Pista is also fitted with a set of drilled and ventilated disc brakes, measuring 284mm on the front axle and 240mm on the rear.

Inside the 595 Pista is finished with a pair of heavily bolstered, cloth-trimmed bucket seats (as opposed to the Turismo’s more accommodating, leather-trimmed chairs), a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel, a seven-inch digital instrument binnacle and a seven-inch infotainment screen with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

What do you make of the new Abarth 595 Pista? Let us know in the comments section below…

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