Abarth 500 special editions – Fiat 500 Abarth

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Abarth 500 Opening Edition

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The 500 Abarth Opening Edition is a limited production model (100 cars) for the Italian market. It includes the upgrades found in the 500 Abarth Esseesse. The car is available in two colours (Campovolo grey or pearlised White), while there is also the option of special stickers including a red chequered flag on the roof (exclusive to the Campovolo Grey shade) that pays homage to the numerous sporting victories of the Abarth brand.

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The Fiat 500 Abarth Opening Edition is powered by 1.4 Turbo T-Jet engine that it is tuned to output 160 bhp (118 KW) at 5750 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm. Thanks to its IHI RHF3 turbocharger the Fiat 500 Abarth Opening Edition reaches a top speed of 211 km/h and has a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of 7.4 seconds.

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The Fiat 500 Abarth Opening Edition sits on 17″ alloys painted white or titanium and comes with 7 airbags, fog lights, ABS with EBD, ESP with ASR, Hill Holder and the new Torque Transfer Control.

Abarth 500 Assetto Corse

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Unveiled in 2008 Paris Auto Show, the 500 Abarth Assetto Corse is a limited production model (49 cars), designed by the Fiat Group Automobiles Style Centre and produced by a team of Abarth Engineers and Designers. Engine is rated at 200 PS (150 kW; 200 hp) at 6500 rpm and 300 N⋅m (220 lb⋅ft) at 3000 rpm. It includes white 17-inch (430 mm) special ultralight racing wheels, low ride, sports racing mirrors and a place for a number on the sides, pastel grey body with red Abarth side stripes.

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Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari” (2009)

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The Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari” is a limited edition version developed in collaboration with engineers from Ferrari based on Abarth 500. The 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine is further developed and uses a different Garrett turbocharger. Rated at over 180 PS (130 kW; 180 hp). It includes a MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) electromechanical transmission with paddle shifter, unique to this version 17 inch alloy wheels with performance tyres, Brembo 284 mm (11.2 in) multi-section discs with fixed 4-piston calipers, “Record Monza” variable back-pressure “dual mode” exhaust, Scuderia Red body with Racing Grey wheels and rear air intakes, Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting xenon headlights, “Abarth Corsa by Sabelt” seats in black leather upholstery with carbon fibre shell and seat base, black leather steering wheel with red leather inserts and a tricolour hub, Jaeger instrument panel, non-slip aluminium foot wells, Scorpion racing pedals, special kick plates and a plate bearing the vehicle series number. This version will eventually be released also in blue, yellow and grey. The vehicle was unveiled in 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Abarth 500 SpeedGrey (2009)

The Abarth 500 “SpeedGrey” is a very limited edition version model (10 cars only) produced by Neubauer, the official Abarth distributor in France, exclusively for the French market. Starting from the “Esseesse” version of the Abarth 500, Neubauer added the “Record Monza” variable back-pressure “dual mode” exhaust system (boosting output to 165 PS (121 kW; 163 hp)), as well as a pair of “Abarth Corsa by Sabelt” seats in black leather upholstery with carbon fibre shell and seat base. Tinted windows were added, along with the Blue&Me GPS system. Finally, Neubauer repainted the car in a special “Maserati Grey” paint.

Abarth 500 “Cabrio Italia” (2011)

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Abarth 500 “Cabrio Italia” is a limited (150 units) model commemorating 150th anniversary of Italian unity, unveiled at the 2011 64th Frankfurt International Motor Show. It includes the 1.4 Turbo T-Jet engine from the Abarth Esseesse, 5-speed manual gearbox, Torque Transfer Control device, Esseesse brake system, Abarth Corsa by Sabelt natural leather seats, Blu Abu Dhabi shade dashboard, Abarth Blue&Me MAP satellite navigation unit with a telemetric function developed by Magneti Marelli, black leather with double stitching steering wheel, magnesium shade mirror covers, 10-spoke 17″ rims with diamond effect, yellow Brembo front callipers.

Abarth 695 Competizione (2011)

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Abarth 695 Competizione is inspired by Abarth 500 Assetto Corsa, which debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show together with the Cabrio Italia. It includes only 2 seats with rear roll bar, Grigio Competizione Opaco body colour, Abarth Corsa by Sabelt seats in black leather with Alcantara red inserts and a carbon fibre shell and seat base, black leather steering wheel 5-speed “Abarth Competizione” gearshift paddles, instrument panel made by Jaeger, Abarth Blue&Me MAP satellite navigation unit with a telemetric function developed by Magneti Marelli, Abrath logo racing pedals, Xenon headlights with dipped and main beam functions, 17-inch rims from Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, red Brembo brake calipers and hub cap, 1.4 Turbo T-Jet engine rated 180 PS (130 kW; 180 hp), Abarth Competizione electromechanical transmission, Brembo 305 mm disc brakes with fixed four-piston caliper disc and special shock absorbers, Record Monza variable back-pressure “dual mode” exhaust.

Abarth 595

Abarth 595
Abarth 595

In 2012 the Abarth range was enlarged with the addition of the 135–160–180 PS (99–118–132 kW; 133–158–178 hp) Abarth 595. Four versions are available, both with either manual or MTA transmission and in hatchback or cabriolet body style: Custom, Turismo, Competizione, Kit Elaborazione.

The Abarth 595 Custom is the launch version with 135 hp. The Abarth 595 Turismo features standard leather upholstery, upgraded dampers and climate control, Xenon headlights and Alutex interior details. The sportier Abarth 595 Competizione replaces leather seats with Sabelt cloth sport seats and Alutex with aluminium, while adding pcross-drilled brakes and the Record Monza dual-mode exhaust. The Kit Abarth Elaborazione 595 is a powerful kit for the Custom version, with 160 hp engine, BMC Air sport filter, Koni FSD suspensions, Eibach low springs and new badge 595.

Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati (2012)

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It is a limited (499 vehicles) version of Abarth 500C convertible with 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine rated 180 PS (130 kW; 180 hp), 5-speed electrically operated manual Abarth Competizione gearbox with steering wheel controls, Maserati “Neptune” 17″ alloy wheels with performance tyres, Brembo 305 mm brake discs with fixed four-piston caliper and special shock absorbers, Record Modena variable back-pressure “dual mode” exhaust, Pontevecchio Bordeaux body colour, Xenon headlights with dipped and driving light functions, sand beige Poltrona Frau leather seats with containment strips featuring single-layer padding and the pista grey contrasting electro-welding, black leather steering wheel, aluminium pedal unit and sill plate, carbon fibre kick plate, boosted hi-fi audio system.

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The vehicle was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

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Abarth 595 ’50th Anniversary’

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It is a limited (299 vehicles) version of the Abarth 595 commemorating 50th anniversary of original Fiat-Abarth 595, with 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) 1.4 T-Jet engine, Abarth Competizione gearbox, 17-inch alloy wheels with 695 Magnesio Grey design embellished and red liner, Brembo 305 mm floating brake discs, fixed four-piston caliper, special shock absorbers, ‘Record Monza’ variable back-pressure dual mode exhaust, matt three-layer white body colour, Xenon headlights with dipped and driving light functions, red leather sports seats with white inserts and red stitching, Abarth logo at black leather steering wheel with red inserts and finder and the kick plate.

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The vehicle was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Abarth 500 Esseesse hatchback

Abarth 500 Esseesse
Abarth 500 Esseesse

The 500 Abarth esseesse is a conversion kit for the Abarth 500, to be installed within 12 months or 20,000 km (12,000 mi) of the car’s first registration. Engine is upgraded to 160 PS (120 kW; 160 hp) at 5750 rpm and 206 N⋅m or 152 lb⋅ft at 3000 rpm (230 N⋅m or 170 lb⋅ft in sport mode). The kit also includes cross-drilled and ventilated 284 mm (11.2 in) x 22 mm (0.87 in) front brake discs with new pads, 240 mm (9.4 in) x 11 mm (0.43 in) cross-drilled rear brake discs, lowered springs, sport air filter, 17-inch white or titanium colour alloy wheels with 205/40 R17 tyres, tyre pressure monitoring system, and a unique key cover. The conversion costs GB£2,500 in the UK.

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