Fiat’s in-house tuner Abarth has pulled the wraps off its latest creations, two new versions of the 500 Abarth, named the 595 Turismo and the 595 Competizione.
According to the Italian based automaker, the Abarth 595 Turismo and the Abarth 595 Competizione are getting the same 1.4 liter T-Jet engine, which is producing a total output of 160 horsepower, with both manual and MTA (manual transmission automated) transmissions. Abarth says that the 595 models replace the 500 Essesse and the regular 500 Abarth will remain the entry-level model.
The Abarth 595 Turismo is getting leather upholstery, uprated dampers and the ‘Turismo’ pack, which includes Alutex door kick-plates, footrest and pedals. The Abarth 595 Competizione has received a Monza sports exhaust on top of the features found on the Turismo, along with Sabelt fabric seats.
As a reminder, the new Fiat 500 Abarth has a starting price of 22,700 USD over-seas, and according to the car manufacturer, the model is now coming with 59 horsepower and 72 lb-ft of torque more, thanks to the tuned dual exhaust system and some tweaks into the engine. The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is getting 16-inch alloy wheels, a turbocharger boost gauge with LED shift light, the Fiat Blue&Me Bluetooth connectivity, the Bose stereo with steering wheel audio controls and the racing harness pass through.