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Abarth 595/695

In the pamphlet/price-list, instead of showing the object to be sold, they partly only show black circles on the asphalt. At Abarth everything apparently revolves around racing sport. Since 2007, Abarth officially represents the sporting interests of the Fiat (Chrysler) group.

Although the Fiat 500 is no longer as compact as it was in the 1960s, where it all began, it is still small enough to let the sporting engines show their muscles. The 500 became the 595, reminding us of a historic model from the year 1965, and now it's already 695. This has little to do with a bored-out engine.

Their targets are the 18- to 40-year olds.

The engine remains a 1,4 litres, and more turbo-pressure is the order of the day. It also does its job in the Abarth Punto Scorpione but with somewhat more torque, which, with the heavier body, allows the performance values to swing in favour of the 695. For both models, the Arbarth pendulum swings from 'Competizione' to 'Turismo'.

And so it goes on, from 118 kW (160 HP) to 140 kW (190 HP). Indeed, the price then also increases frightfully. At the previous prices, there was obviously a market, since almost 40.000 Abarth Punto and around 10.000 Abarth 500 were sold until 2012. Networking seems to be an important catchphrase here. The list of companies who provide tuning accessories, is long.

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