New Abarth Range Launched
Abarth are launching a new range with new colours, greater technology and a host of changes for 2014/2015.
This endurance road trip had some of the most exotic supercars, that drew crowds to both of the UK cities. The loudest cheers from the crowds were given to the fleet of Abarth’s, the fleet featured the new 695 biposto, a 595 Competizone, 595 Turismo and the 595 50th Anniversario.
This was the first time British crowds had seen the 190bhp biposto on the road. The biposto has a top speed of 143mph and accelerates from 0-62mph in an exciting 5.9 seconds. It also featured a special “Grey Performance” paint colour, rear, front and roof spoilers, a Brembo braking system and can be specified with options such as a ‘Dog Ring’ gearbox, lightweight aluminum bonnet, carbon fibre detailing and 4-point racing seatbelts.
The 595 Turismo has a 160bhp version of Abarth’s 1.4-litre turbocharged T-Jet engine, with leather sports seats, 17-inch 10-spoke diamond cut alloy wheels. The 595 Competitizone is powered by a similar engine but features a dual mode ‘Record Monza’ exhaust system, perforated front and rear disc brakes and aluminum pedal kit and footrest.
Finally there was the Abarth 595 50th Anniversario (Anniversary Edition), only 299 of them to be produced, it has a 180bhp 1.4 -litre turbocharged T-Jet engine and features an Abarth Competizione gearbox, 305mm floating disc brakes from brembo, the ‘Record Monza’ exhaust and 17-inch alloy wheels.
A new colour range of 17 colours will be available in solid, metallic, tri-coat and bi-colour finishes. New colours include Cordolo Red tri-coat metallic, Circuit Grey/ Legends Blue bi-colour, Rally Beige and Trofeo Grey.
The entire range has recieved a new instrument panel inside with a 7-inch digital display and TFT (Thin Film Transistor) technology. The multi-purpose, back light display has two modes: ‘normal’ for information such as fuel consumption and headlight alignment, and sport which shows performance data such as longitudinal/lateral acceleration (G-meter).
The Abarth range starts at £14,650 (OTR) for the 1.4 t-Jet 135hp manual, rising to £32,990 (OTR for the 695 biposto 1.4-Jet 190hp.