To help kick off its 73rd anniversary, the Abarth brand has introduced its latest versions of the 595 & 695 range. The range pays homage to the inventiveness of its founder Carlo Abarth. Always part of Abarth’s DNA, it was the concept of upgrading which guided the work of the designers, engineers, and technicians in redesigning the 2022 model.
Now available in two models and power levels, the Abarth 595 with 165 horsepower and the Abarth 695 with 180 horsepower have special features to provide emotions to both customers who are more concerned with style and those for whom performance is a must. Both versions offer thrilling performance, a roaring exhaust, an irreverent and playful, yet bold, style, and, of course, the joy of driving.
Starting from these “basics”, the customers can build the car best fit for their tastes and needs, thanks to the four packs made with the most authentic Abarth traditions in mind. One instantly recalls ”Scorpion’s” legendary tuning kits, which turned standard vehicles into unbeatable race cars in the 1960s. While preserving the brand’s dual soul with regard to its respective target customers, today a customized driving can still be achieved with one of four conversion packs.
Abarth 595 –
- 595 Turismo Pack – focused more on style
- F595 Pack – puts its emphasis on performance
Abarth 695 –
- 695 Turismo Pack – again focused on style
- 695 Competizione Pack – the ultimate performance variant
Finally, 7 packs have been created for customers who desire an even more comprehensive vehicle. They combine the most popular options, with significant financial savings, and are available on both models (except for the Racing Style Pack, which is exclusive to the Abarth 695).
One of the most significant features of this last pack is surely the “Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile” or Variable Trim Spoiler – adjustable to 12 positions, 0 with an inclination from 0° to 60° – which allows for an increase in aerodynamic load, resulting in improved stability on bends and greater responsiveness in mixed sections. In the maximum inclination position (60°), the spoiler increases the aerodynamic load by up to 42 kilograms (92.5 lbs) at a speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). This sporty feature calls back to the world of racing and the Scorpion’s legendary history within it.
The Abarth 595 –
The 595 model is the entry-level model of the Abarth range and offers a series of amenities, which ensures the enjoyment and pleasure of driving a Scorpion vehicle. The silhouette is enhanced by 16-inch aluminum wheels, a double chrome exhaust, front fog lamps, and mirror caps in body color. The internal moldings and door handles are satin-chromed. Plus, the gray dashboard fascia perfectly matches the black fabric of the seats, the cockpit trim, the steering wheel, and the gear shifter knob.
Finishing off the sporty equipment, there are stainless-steel pedal caps—a racing touch that works well with the flat-bottom steering wheel with a focal point, designed for more effective sporty driving.
These aesthetic features reflect the typical values of style and comfort of Italian GranTurismo. However, the new Abarth 595 is also a balanced expression of sportiness, as demonstrated by its Koni rear suspension and
Abarth’s special, high-performing braking system offers the most in safety thanks to its 284-mm front and 240-mm rear ventilated discs.
The beating heart of the new Abarth 595 is the 165 horsepower, 1.4-liter T-jet Euro 6D Final engine, equipped with an increased Garrett turbocharger with a geometric compression ratio of 9:1. This combination provides a top speed of 218 km/h (135 mph), and fifth gear acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h (50 to 75 mph) in just 7.8 seconds. The powertrain in the Tatuus single-seater, which races in the Italian and German Formula 4 Championship, derives from the same engine. It comes with manual transmission but can be fitted—by request—with a 5-speed automatic transmission with paddles on the steering wheel.
It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 7.3 seconds, with a manual transmission, and in 7.4 seconds, with sequential automatic transmission. Lastly, in terms of technology, the Abarth 595 offers a DAB radio standard with a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and compatibility with Android AutoTM.
595 Turismo Pack –
Available for the Berlina or Cabrio Abarth 595 model, the 595 Turismo Pack combines the best in sportiness and exclusivity in the great tradition of Italian Gran Turismo. Important elements of design come together to create this pack, including satin chrome mirror caps, light Gran Turismo 17-inch aluminum wheels, a special badge on the body, and black or brown leather upholstered seats.
F595 Pack –
The Abarth 595 customer can go for further customization with the F595 Pack: a concentration of racing features, capable of captivating motorsport enthusiasts who expect the highest performance from their cars. One of the most significant features is surely the Record Monza Sovrapposto exhaust system. It is an evolution in the iconic Record Monza system, with a new configuration and four pipes—two per side—which are vertically overlaid. The exhaust valve is controlled through the scorpion button on the dashboard. This allows the driver to choose, with a simple push of a button, between the sounds of a gentleman driver and Abarth’s more traditional, deeper, and gritter roar. Finishing off the F595 Pack, there are Koni frontal suspension, a matte black dashboard, 17-inch aluminum wheels, and the special “F595” badge which pays homage to Formula 4, for whom Abarth is the engine supplier.
The Abarth 695 –
The new Abarth 695 stands out for its distinctive, high-performing style and is dedicated to those who never give up on turning a drive into an exhilarating experience. Compared to the equipment already present on the 595 model, the aggressive 695 adds some elements which enhance its sportiness, like its Sabelt Fabric seat with matte-gray shell and special 17-inch aluminum wheels.
Plus, it includes the famous Record Monza exhaust system with its unmistakable roar, which has accompanied generations of Abarth drivers and always been synonymous with power and performance.
The new Abarth 695 is equipped with a powerful 1.4-liter T-jet engine which supplies 180 horsepower and 250 Nm (184 ft.-lb.) of torque at 3,000 rpm with a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph) and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 6.7 seconds. The same sportiness applies to the Koni FSD shock absorbers on both axles and the powerful braking system which features red, front 4-piston Brembo calipers and 305-mm front and 240-mm rear ventilated discs. This allows one to quickly accelerate and effectively brake, which is a must for an enjoyable, sporty drive.
In addition to its extraordinary performance, the new Abarth 695 provides refined style, as can be seen in some of its “tar cold gray” details: from the molding to the door handles, and the mirror caps.
The same color choice creates a unique dashboard fascia, which has always been an iconic element of the Abarth model. The exclusiveness of the materials can also be easily seen in the Alcantara-upholstered cockpit, in the steering wheel which combines Alcantara and carbon fiber, and in the aluminum gear knob. The alternation of fine materials and more technological elements of design creates a unique and exclusive combination in this market segment.
695 Turismo Pack –
For sporty customers and connoisseurs of fine materials, the Scorpion brand has created the 695 Turismo Pack, which enhances the stylistic characteristics of the Abarth 695 in the hatchback or convertible models. This can be immediately seen once inside the cockpit, the leather seat in two colors—black or brown—and the Alcantara-upholstered dashboard fascia stand out. Everything is made even more exclusive with the 17-inch aluminum wheels and the “695 Turismo” badge. A sunroof is included in the pack to provide an extraordinary, open-air drive.
695 Competizione Pack –
The 695 Competizione Pack is an authentic concentration of exclusivity, performance, and racing spirit. Available on the Abarth 695 it turns a basic model into a vehicle for expert drivers. This can be seen in its Record Monza Sovrapposto exhaust system which provides both sound and driving pleasure. The same goes for the Sabelt seats with red stitching and carbon shell which guarantee greater lateral support and are perfect for sporty driving. Equipped with a carbon shell and made in fabric, they are manufactured with specific materials to ensure greater grip.
Lastly, the customer who purchases the 695 Competizione Pack can choose (included in the price) between the mechanical limited slip differential, which improves traction in difficult conditions and uneven roads, or the Abarth robotized sequential gearbox with steering wheel paddles. Highlighted on the body, there is the “695 Competizione” badge, whose roots go way back in the brand’s history.
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