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Cars September, 5 2013

Abarth Celebrates 50 Years of the 595 with Special Edition Fiat 595

In 1963, Abarth presented its original 595 at the Turin Motor Show and propelled the original Fiat 500 into hot-hatch territory. To mark that occasion, Fiat’s performance brand is launching a special edition version of the historic car. Set to debut at next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the Abarth 50th Anniversary Edition comes equipped with a 1.4-liter turbo four which provides 180 horsepower via the Abarth Competizione gearbox to the front wheels. The suspension receives a retuning while 305-mm Brembo discs, 17-inch wheels, and a variable back-pressure exhaust raise the car’s standard performance levels.

The special edition 595 is being billed as the most powerful version to date with a production run of only 299 units. Keep your eyes on the street for matte white paint, red racing stripes and retro logos in the coming months.

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