Abarth introduces the 595 OT racer, packing 190 hp image

The Italian specialist automaker has recently unveiled its latest creation – the new 595 OT, scheduled to compete in the Italian Tourism Championship and the Abarth Selenia Trophy.

The new racer has been described as a “highly competitive car” that has been reworked by the Abarth Racing Team. The company was actually pretty mum on delivering specific details and only announced it uses the well known 1.4-liter T-Jet engine in a new iteration that delivers 190 horsepower. The motor has been mated to a six-speed transmission sending the power to the front axle. If that still doesn’t sound enough the owner can also request – for extra cash, of course – a new performance kit that packs a racing exhaust system that should go some way towards making the track-only vehicle a tad faster. The pack also includes 12-inch floating front brake discs.

Abarth has remained mysterious when it comes to more info on the model but we can see the 595 OT has been equipped with lightweight OZ racing wheels and Micheline tires. There are also sport seats, a roll cage, and a front tow hook. The order book has been opened and the current 500 Assetto Corse owners can go back to dealerships and ask their model to be converted to the 595 OT iteration, There’s also no word on pricing but Abarth hinted it would be affordable: “joy and excitement of wheel-to-wheel racing will remain accessible to another generation of enthusiasts.”