Abarth unveiled the 595 back in 1960s and since the model written a history full of record broken and victories. Now, 50 years later, the company prepares to celebrate the model’s 50th anniversary with the unveiling of the special edition 595 50th Anniversary. The model will be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and will be limited to only 299 units.
As no surprise, the new 595 50 Anniversary model is a modern interpretation of the original 595. It features a modern reinterpretation of the original color, the historical Abarth logos and the original "Fiat Abarth 595" graphics. With the new special edition Abarth is also celebrating the brand itself because the next two years represent a decisive step for it.
The new Abarth 5959 50 Anniversary edition will be available for order starting 15 September, exactly 50 years after the presentation of the first 595.
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The new 595 50th Anniversary will be offered in a specially-developed liver that reinterprets the one used in the original 1963 595. The car is painted in a matte three-layer white paintwork, combined with carefully-designed historical logos and graphics.
The model comes also equipped with Xenon headlights with dipped and driving light functions for improved light emission and excellent performance in all weather conditions.
For the interior, the new 595 special edition adds red leather sports seats with white inserts and red stitching, a dashboard inspired by the one of the original car, and historical logo adorning both the black leather steering wheel with red inserts and finder and the kick plate.
Under the hood there is a 1.4 liter T-Jet engine with an output of 180 horsepower, making the 595 50 Anniversay edition the most powerful 595 ever. The engine is mated to a "Abarth Competizione" gearbox and a "Record Monza" variable back-pressure "dual mode" exhaust system that considerable improves the engine’s sound and performance.
The car sits on 17-inch alloy wheels in 695 Magnesio Grey design and combined with Brembo 305 mm floating brake discs.
The new 595 50 Anniversary edition will be available to order from 15 September, exactly 50 years after the presentation of the first 595. Prices will be announced at a later date.
Mini Cooper JCW is powered by a 1.6-liter, turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 208 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. This output makes it a little bit more powerful than the Abarth 595, but the Abrth model has a little bit more style.
Gallery Mini John Cooper Works
A sportier, more powerful alternative is the Subaru BRZ. It is powered by a 2.0-liter Subaru Boxer engine that delivers a total of 200 horsepower, making it again, more powerful than the 595. But the BRZ is the perfect choice for those looking for a sports car, not a classic model.
Gallery Subaru BRZ
The 595 50 Anniversary edition model is the perfect choice to pay tribute to a model that pay an important part in the Abarth’s history and the fact that Abarth made it the most powerful 595 ever makes it even more special.
- Looks great
- Powerful engine
- Exterior livery
- Comes in limited edition
- No prices just yet
Frankfurt Motor Show. Abarth presents the 595 ’50th Anniversary’, the most powerful Abarth 595 ever.
A history of records that is revived today in an exclusive limited edition of 299 units
In the 1960s the 595 proved an immediate success thanks to its extraordinary performance, unusual for such a small car, and became the brand’s ’icon’. A history of records broken, victories and passionate people who have bolstered the legend of a car that represents the essence of the brand, expressed in four values: ’size’ (it is the smallest supercar), ’shape’ (Abarth is the 595 and the 595 is Abarth: all the Abarths in the collective imagination are white with a red band, like the 595), ’speed’ (it is a racing car boasting record-breaking performance) and ’spirit’ (it is not vintage, but rather contemporary history).
The presentation of the Special Edition also becomes an opportunity to celebrate the brand. The 595 ’50th Anniversary’ is the car that opens up a new era for the Abarth brand. After 1949, the year it was founded, and 2007, the year it was revived, the two-year period of 2013-2014 presents itself as a decisive step for the Abarth brand that precisely with this car once again demonstrates its outstanding ability to look to the future without betraying its past. So new horizons are opening up for the Abarth brand that from the very beginning showed itself to its public as a brand able to renew itself constantly, accepting and overcoming challenges often considered impossible.
The commemorative car will be produced in only 299 exclusive units. The livery, a modern reinterpretation of the original; the colour; the historical Abarth logos; and the original "Fiat Abarth 595" graphics, all handmade by the best customisation artists at Officine Abarth in Turin, give the car individuality and character to turn it into a "contemporary icon".
Exclusivity that starts from performance, guaranteed by the experience of the technicians involved.
The 180 HP 1.4 T-Jet engine - combined with the "Abarth Competizione" gearbox - make the Abarth 595 ’50th Anniversary’ the most powerful 595 ever produced.
Performance is also guaranteed by performance tyres mounted on 17’’ alloy wheels with 695 Magnesio Grey design embellished by an aggressive red liner. The setup and braking system have also been further strengthened: Brembo 305 mm floating brake discs that can be dismantled with fixed four-piston caliper and special shock absorbers that guarantee performance in total safety. And of course there is a "Record Monza" variable back-pressure "dual mode" exhaust, designed to improve engine performance and deliver an inspiring sound over 3,000 rpm. Performance is a state of mind.
Specific exteriors: a tribute to the historical 595
The style of the exteriors uses the historical features of the 595 without betraying its original spirit.
The historical logos on the car are a tribute to the original and are made with the exclusivity and attention to detail typical of Officine Abarth. The matt three-layer white paintwork, a contemporary reinterpretation of the 1963 model, and the graphics are ensured by the traditional handcrafting machining and finishing processes.
The new Abarth adopts Xenon headlights with dipped and driving light functions for improved light emission and excellent performance in all weather conditions. These devices deliver three times the light intensity and duration of standard halogen lamp headlights. The sun roof completes the tribute to the original car.
Attention to detail and sportiness for its interiors
The interiors are just as personalised and demonstrate the attention to detail and the sporting style of the exclusive 595 50th Anniversary. The red leather sports seats with white inserts and red stitching, combined with the dashboard, are a modern re-interpretation of those of the original car.
The historical logo adorns both the black leather steering wheel with red inserts and finder and the kick plate, giving the car a timeless modernity.