In early 2011, Abarth unveiled the 695 Competizione - the first "street legal" Scorpion racing car. Now, at the 2011 Bologna Motor Show, the company revealed another Competizione model, this time called the 595. The model enters the same segment as the 500 Abarth Turismo , but is dedicated to the more extreme sports enthusiasts.
The Abarth 595 Competizione is painted in a metallic Grigio Record livery combined with 17" titanium-colored alloy wheels whose design was borrowed from Racing, with yellow Brembo brake calipers. There are also 595 and 595 "competizione" logos, both in aluminum. The interior adds "Abarth Corsa by Sabelt" leather and natural leather-colored Alcantara seats with "595" logo embroidered on the integrated headrest. Also, the gear lever knob made of Ergal, kick plate, pedal unit and aluminum running board are all decorated with the Abarth motifs.
Under the hood, there is a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet engine that delivers a total of 160 HP and 169 lbs-ft of torque. This is enough power to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 131 mph. The engine is mated to a 5-speed MT (Manual Transmission) gearbox - a special elements for the 595 Competizione. As a standard feature Abarth is also offering TTC (Torque Transfer Control) device that improves the transfer of drive torque to the wheels.