Abarth 595 50th Anniversary edition on sale in Australia

Fiat Australia has announced the new Abarth 595 50th Anniversary special edition for the local market, which celebrates the 50th birthday of the original Abarth 595.

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Based on the peppy Fiat 500, the Abarth 595 is infused with potent performance in every department. It comes with the company’s most powerful 1.4-litre turbo engine producing 132kW and 250Nm, matched up to a five-speed paddle-shift automated manual transmission.

The engine is programmed with a ‘sport’ button which, when pressed, sharpens up the throttle response and increases boost pressure. It also comes with a cracking dual-mode exhaust that belches out a rally-like soundtrack above 3000rpm.

Underneath, the Abarth 595 50th Anniversary comes with sports suspension, Dualdrive electric power steering, a TTC torque transfer control differential, and a set of 17-inch 695 Magnesio Grey wheels wearing sports tyres.

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As you can see, the special edition comes in a racy white and red colour scheme, inspired by the original layout featured on the 1963 version.

Standard equipment includes an Interscope audio system with Blue&Me connectivity, fog lights, climate control, rear parking sensors, red leather sports seats, and a sunroof.

Just 50 examples will go on sale in Australia. Prices start at $45,000 (excluding on-roads), making it the cheapest 132kW Abarth available.

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