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Abarth introduces all-new 2019 Abarth 595 range that blends style and performance

Abarth is introducing the all-new 2019 Abarth 595 range, offering a sporty touch and performance, as back by a new suspension, upgraded technology and a powerful engine. The new Abarth 595 essential transform a Fiat 500 into an athletic hatchback that blends style and performance.

The brand with the iconic scorpion badge is offering the new 595 either as a hatchback or a convertible. The new Abarth 595 comes in five different flavors or trim levels: 595 (base), 595 Pista, 595 Turismo, 595 Competizione and 695 Rivale. All versions

All Abarth 595 models are packed with special features that don’t just make them look sportier, but also increase their performance levels. Their redesigned front end has larger air scoop that help manage heat in engine bay while hiking their cooling capacity by 18 percent. The rear bumper, meanwhile, comes with pronounced extractor as well as specific bumper inserts for each trim level.

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Pogea Racing proves to the world that there’s more power in the Fiat 500 Abarth than meets the eye

When Fiat’s engineers were creating the 500 Abarth, some of them probably thought they’ve reached the limits of power. However, Pogea Racing, a German extensive tuning program, discovered what these engineers have missed, and thus produced the 405-horsepower (320 kW) 500 Abarth. Yes, this outrageous amount of power for such a small car is actually possible. The result is a vehicle the company likes to call the “Ares”. This much power is even paired with impressive aesthetics with its carbon fiber widebody kit containing the monstrous power from within.

The German tuning company uses the same a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the 500 Abarth into the Ares, but the engine modifications that they had to make in order to achieve 405 horsepower and 328 lb.-ft. of torque will help you understand why this particular vehicle is limited. Forged pistons, a bigger turbo, a new camshaft, reinforced valve springs, higher flow fuel injectors, and some parts to help improve cooling are just some of the few modifications that Pogea had to do to achieve their desired power. Moreover, so that the gearbox doesn’t fail due to the extra power, Pogea has also strengthened the innerworkings of the Ares with the help of a five-speed manual transmission housing, revised clutch, and aluminum flywheel.

During the introduction of the Ares to the press, its company founder, Eduard Pogea shared that there was hardly anything in the car that they left untouched over the 4 years that his team worked on this project.

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2017 Abarth 595 Pista debuts at Geneva Auto Show

A small but terrible one. Fiat’s performance division may not have one of the most eye-catching cars at the exhibit stands, but the latest racy compact vehicle would be a surefire hit for fans of the Fiat 500.

Dubbed as the 595 Pista (or race track in Italian), Abarth’s special edition model will be the newest addition to the brand’s ongoing 595, 595 Turismo and the more powerful 595 Competizione lineup.

Although the new Abarth 595 Pista is basically the upgraded form of the standard Fiat 500 model, the most interesting part has nothing to do with what lies under the hood. in which case, it features the same 1.4-liter T-Jet engine as that of a standard US-specified Abarth 500.

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Abarth releases Tributo XSR Concept inspired by Yamaha XSR 900 motorbike

Abarth developed the Tributo XSR Concept car to mark the release of the Yamaha XSR 900 Abarth motorbike. This motorbike is the first product to be released by the two brands, both well known for creating dynamic motoring models.

Having the same style as the Yamaha XSR, the Tributo XSR is finished in red and grey livery. Looking at it, it is clear that various parts are made of carbon fiber, highlighting its kinship with that of the Yamaha XSR, particularly with the seat cover, bumper and mudguard in the front, as well as its fairing.

The similarities between the Yamaha XSR and the Tributo XSR do not stop at the style as the two also utilize the same Akrapovic ultra-light exhausts. This particular feature was first made for the racing industry and was fitted in the two as a way to enhance the performance, sonority, and personality. Confirming that the two indeed share a bond is the XSR logo that has been placed on the tailgate.

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Fiat recently launched a new limited edition Abarth 595 Tricolore along with the release of two new short films showcasing all the three available colors for the exclusive Tricolore model. In addition, Fiat announced that only 300 cars will be produced under this Tricolore pack which, as the name suggests, is available in three colors namely; red, white or blue.

This high performance Abarth is priced at £15,150 OTR. Launching the new Tricolores are two new short films titled “The Real Italian Job”, designed to whet viewers’ appetites before the brand showcases the new model at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The two films’ plot follows three Tricolore Abarths, one for each available color for the model, as they crisscross the cities of London and Turin in an attempt to deliver a ‘stolen’ Abarth. The Tricolore pack is fitted with a 140 hp 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16-valve engine that comes with a five speed manual gearbox.

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Abarth has announced that a limited edition of the 695 biposto Record is now available at a price of £36,610 OTR. While it will be made available worldwide, only 133 units will be manufactured, the same number as the Scorpion brand.

The finish of Record will be in the exclusive 'Modena Yellow' with the 'Tar Cold Grey' trims. However it will also have the standard aluminium bonnet and the ‘695 Record' badge enamelled to its side. Additional features include the Brembo brakes, 18-inch alloy wheels, and Akrapovic exhaust.

For the interior, an instrument panel animation has been put in. The seats are in Sabelt carbon shell with four point seatbelts. It also has a cargo net plus its very own uniquely numbered plate.

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Abarth’s 595 Competizione range will soon get a new hatchback as well as a new Cabriolet version that boasts of high performance and sophisticated technology. Power has been given a boost to 180hp and the models come with an assortment of standard equipment, which include a set of 17-inch alloy wheels with titanium finish, a throaty Record Monza exhaust system, a Brembo brake system, red brake callipers, Sabelt sports seats, Xenon headlamps, leather sports steering wheel, rear parking sensors and aluminium pedals.

Among the options are leather sports seats, Interscope audio system with four speakers and two tweeters, electric glass sunroof, and a variety of alloy wheel, body colour and stripe kit possibilities.

The new 595 Competizione, which previously had an output of 160hp, is getting a 20hp increase in power. The 595 Competizione now delivers 180hp and a maximum 250Nm of torque at 2500 rpm.

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Fiat plans to offer six-speed Aisin automatic transmission as an option in 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth and Turbo models in the United States, according to Jason Stoicevich, head of the brand in North America. The option will be available after the models go into production in July. Brand executives have remarked the automatic will further the models' sales appeal.

The Fiat 500 Abarth, which has been available only with a manual gearbox since it was launched in 2012, accounts for around 15 percent of Fiat 500 sales. According to Stoicevich, one of the factors why Fiat customers don’t opt for the Abarth is the lack of automatic, noting young people just “don't drive a manual transmission."

He added that the addition of an automatic could boost sales of the performance versions by up to 50 percent. Stoicevich remarked that versions of the MY2015 500 will also feature a new 7-inch electronic display in its instrument cluster.

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2014 Geneva Motor Show came with a big surprise for all the Fiat fans as the Italian carmaker unveiled the fastest street legal Abarth ever. This year’s Geneva Motor Show also marks 50 years since the debut of the original Fiat Abarth 695, which took place at the same show.

Dubbed Abarth 695 Biposto, the small pocket rocket is powered by a 1.4 T-Jet engine that generates 190 hp and can push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.9 seconds and to a top speed of 230 km/h or 143 mph. Moreover, the Abarth 695 Biposto has a weight-to-power ration of 5.2 kg/hp as it weighs only 997 kg.

The new Abarth 695 Biposto is a fusion of street and race car, a road-going interpretation of the well-known Abarth 695 Assetto Corse which competed on the most famous European racetracks. According to Fiat, the new Abarth 695 Biposto is not a limited edition, but it is a car for special drivers and for those who want to show that they know hot to drive it.

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German tuner Zender marks its return to the industry with a comprehensive kit for the Fiat 500 Abarth that it presented at the recently held Frankfurt Motor Show. Zender had gone bust in 2008 but now with the debut of the Abarth 500 Corsa Stradale at the IAA, it announces that it’s truly back. Zender presented the Corsa Stradale in concept form.

It features a highly aggressive body kit and is fitted with a set of 18-inch alloys covered in Pirelli P Zero Black performance tires that measure 215/35 ZR 18. The package also includes a lowered adjustable sports suspension and a customized interior cabin with stainless steel pedals, illuminated door sill strips and custom sport seats.

In the engine department, Zender gave the 4-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged engine a boost of 76 bhp (57 kW) over the regular Abarth 500 so it now delivers 236 bhp (176 kW) and 247 lb-ft (335 Nm) of torque. Zender achieved this output by installing a larger turbocharger, modifying the fuel injection with a bigger fuel pressure regulator, as well as by updating the engine management.

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At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Fiat will bring its Fuori Series individualization program for the Abarth 695 based on the well-known 500. Specially crafted by a highly specialised team of Abarth designers, the Geneva lineup will include the Abarth 696 Black Diamond, Hype, Scorpione and Record.

Abarth 695 Record and the Scorpione update the the liveries of historical models, namely the Abarth 750 Record Bertone and the A112 or 124 Abarth.

Furthermore, the Abarth 595 Hype and Black Diamond belong to the New Wave collection, where the focus is on the latest trends and a quest for innovative materials and technologies.

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Abarth may be known for its performance hatchbacks but this time, it is bent on proving its two-wheel expertise next week at the Motorcycle Live 2012, the largest motorbike show in the UK. The high performance car brand has worked wonders on the 500, 595, Punto Evo and Punto Evo Supersport models but it also has a long motorcycling heritage. In the 1920s and 1930s, Karl Abarth was a well-respected bike racer.

Did you know that the first vehicle to bear the Abarth name is a motorcycle that he designed and built himself in 1924? Karl Abarth dared the Orient Express train to race with him in 1934. Abarth won that race. At the motorbike show, Abarth’s stand is located at 3F61, Hall 3A. It will show off the newest version of the Abarth 595 Competizione, together with the ‘Scorpione’ motorcycle, made to honor Karl Abarth.

It was built by specialist constructor Attitude Customs. The stand will also offer the Abarth Racing Bug Experience, offering guests the opportunity to drive these special radio controlled models. Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth UK, said that it’s rare for a car manufacturer to appear at a bike show but it’s a “perfect fit” for Abarth because of its lengthy motorcycle history and background.

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Abarth’s design philosophy has always revolved on "empowerment," tuning and transforming anything ordinary into something extraordinary. This is why when the company launched the Abarth 500 in 2008, this car was ready to turn heads for its styling and performance.

Since Abarth knew that its customers usually want their vehicles to stand out from the rest, it decided to make personalization as one of its main selling points. The company knows that customers wanted their rides to be as unique as them, so it is offering customers a chance to choose and build a ride that reflects their individual personality and preferences. Abarth is especially achieving this by offering a wider range of performance kits and accessories as well as an array of interior and exterior customization options.

This increasing focus on customization has allowed the company to create and offer its new Abarth range. The first level is represented by the Abarth 500, an already "custom" yet very accessible version that also allows its owners to further personalize it through a vast range of customization and tuning options. The new Abarth 500 is designed to be accessible to wide range of customers yet it is versatile enough to be injected with different and several elements picked to represent their owners’ tastes and preferences. For those who want to opt for performance tuning kits and accessories -- like gear lever knobs and pedal units – new colors as well as new exterior and interior materials are offered.

Read the entire article Abarth 695 Fuori Serie wants to be a badass Fiat 500

If the Fiat 500 is not is not a best-seller in the United States (yet!), we can’t say the same thing for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth as company sources confirmed the fact that Chrysler Group is no longer accepting wholesale orders for the sporty hatchback. Apparently, the Abarth 500 is a success in the United States and customers who placed orders will wait for the 2013MY, which is expected to arrive this fall.

A disappointed customer said that he put his deposit back in March but he found out that he will be bumped to the 2013 build batch. Although the Abarth 500 went on sale in April, the company had cash deposits from more than 1,000 customers.

As a result, the production was increased to about 3,000 units, but this is the maximum number that the company’s factory in Toluca, Mexico can handle. In an official statement, the company said that the dealer orders for the Abarth 500 exceeded the production run for the 2012MY. Still, for those interested, the car can be found in dealer inventories around the country, at a higher price of course.

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Fiat documents seem to support rumors of a new model slotted between the standard Fiat 500 and the Abarth. The company’s filing with the NHTSA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicate a plan to present a 500T Sport for the 2013 model year. Just in case you were wondering, the T in 500T stands for “turbo.”

This new model is equipped with a weaker version of the U.S.-spec Abarth’s 160-horse turbo four. The chart that Fiat submitted to the NHTSA provided information on how to decode VIN numbers. It shows that a “500T Sport” is listed under Fiat’s 2013-model-year offerings. Fiat listed the trim levels for the base 500 as Pop, Sport, and Lounge.

However, the 500T Sport is listed separately from those and is set apart from the 500C convertible models. It also marks the first time that an Abarth is listed among the convertibles. This isn’t too surprising as there really is such a car but Fiat hasn’t confirmed its arrival to the U.S. yet. The introduction of the 500T is supported with CARB paperwork shown last month. Every engine that will be offered for sale in California gets its own certification even if it will be fitted in numerous vehicles.

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The sporting Abarth 500 was named in the top three lowest depreciating cars in the UK, according to a new survey. This proves the effectiveness of the brand’s strategy for its cars to have long-term value. Valuation specialists CAP, who conducted the survey, published the results in the Auto Express edition that came out on March 21.

The Abarth 500, which can go as fast as 128mph, came in at third place behind the Audi Q5 and Skoda Yeti. The survey found that the Abarth 500 has an average resale value of 60% of its list price, based on three years or 30,000 miles use.

This recognition is indicative of Abarth’s efforts to hold off depreciation as much as possible. Since its July 2008 launch, the performance arm of Fiat Group Automobiles has promptly earned a reputation as an appealing brand that consumers wish to own and drive and not just for a short period or only with heavy discounts. Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth in the UK, said that from the beginning, the Abarth brand was designed to offer long-term value.

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Judging from the sales of the Fiat 500, it seems that the reception given to the little Italian car wasn’t exactly warm. Fiat’s US dealers were just able to sell 19,769 Fiat 500s in 2011, and only 5,138 units for the first two months this year. US consumers were just not impressed with the Fiat 500, which could only offer 101hp of power.

Fiat, however, may just have the right solution for its low sales problem -- the Fiat 500 Abarth.The latest Fiat 500 model, which arrived at dealers’ showrooms this spring, has better specs and figures than the base model. The Fiat 500 Abarth is the creation of an automobile designer that started tuning Fiats in the late 1950s.

Abarth, who founded carmaker Abarth & C. SpA, was responsible for developing performance parts for the popular Fiat Cinquecento (500). Fiat bought his company in the early '70s, with Abarth retaining its name as Fiat's performance brand. 

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Chrysler Group said that its “House Arrest” commercial for the Fiat 500 Abarth that features actor Charlie Sheen will be seen very soon on TV. This 60-second ad spot will also star the Romanian model, Catrinel Menghia, who was seen in the car's "Seduction" Super Bowl commercial. This ad shows images of a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth that’s racing through the hallways of a mansion filled with elegantly dressed partygoers.

The vehicle stops in a crowded room and the driver’s side door opens to show the left leg of Sheen with an electronic monitoring device around the ankle. He is then approached by Menghia. Sheen looks at the camera and declares his “love” for being under house arrest.

He turns to Menghia and asks: "What do I get for good behavior?" Automotive News had been the first to talk about this ad on Feb. 20. The ad was made in partnership with Doner of suburban Detroit. The Fiat 500 Abarth is powered by a 160-hp engine that produces 170 pounds-feet of torque. This is a high-performance version of the subcompact.

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For the premium market, Fiat has created a Fiat 500C tribute special edition for Maserati under the Abarth brand. This is targeting the same segment as the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari. At the Geneva Motor Show, Abarth will display the Abarth 695 Tribute Maserati. Only 499 examples of the Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati will be built.

It is powered by a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine with 180 HP (132 kW) and comes with an electrically-operated manual Abarth Competizione gearbox with steering wheel paddles. Its exhaust has been installed with a "Record Monza" variable back-pressure "dual mode" volume control system with hexagonal shaped tips.

This is the same design used by the Maserati cars. Its suspension has been upgraded to feature 17-inch "Neptun" alloy wheels, which were designed by Maserati. It also gets Brembo brake discs and calipers and improved shock absorbers. Its exterior gets an exceptional three-stage clearcoat color Pontevecchio Bordeaux, Some Xenon headlights and a grey fabric electrically controlled soft top.

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Fiat announced today that the 2012 Abarth 500 will be priced from $22,000 (not including destination), when it will hit the U.S. dealerships. The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is powered by the all-new 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine capable to deliver 160 hp (119 kW) and 170 lb.-ft. (230 Nm) of torque.

Moreover, the Abarth 500 comes with a tuned suspension, new brake system, a dual exhaust, turbo-boost gauge with integrated LED shift light and 16-inch aluminum wheels.

Inside, the vehicle features sport seats with a one-piece design with large side bolsters, racing-harness pass-through and accent stitching. The Blue&Me Handsfree Communication is offered as standard on the Abarth 500. Also as standard we find the Bose premium audio system and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.

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