Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition Making UK Debut
So what makes this special edition special? Well, it celebrates the launch of the original 595 at the 1963 Turin Motor Show. But unless you're 70 years old and remember that, we doubt it matters. The really cool thing is that this is the most powerful 595 model. All the others have 160 hp, but this offers 180 hp, like the 695. It's also satin white, which is desperately pretty.
“The Abarth range of cars and the Performance Car Show are a perfect match, so we are delighted that the new Abarth 595 Anniversario should make its UK debut at the NEC,” says Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth in the UK.
“In 1963 Abarth took the humble Fiat 500 and transformed it to create the Abarth 595, a performance car with ‘giant killing’ capabilities both on and off the track; 50 years on we have taken those same core values of size, shape, speed and spirit to create the limited edition Abarth 595 Anniversario, a respectful celebration of the great 60s supercar. The phrase ‘Small But Wicked’ quickly became associated with the fast little Abarth cars and it’s as true today as it ever was.”
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