The Abarth 595c Competizione is a performance-focused convertible that stands out from any other hot hatch on the road. Rapid acceleration and excellent manoeuvrability mean that the Competizione more than lives up to its athletic looks.
A 1.4 litre, 180hp turbocharged petrol unit delivers an outstanding turn of pace on urban, suburban and country roads. 230Nm of torque is available at just 3,000rpm, resulting in 0-62mph acceleration in a mere 7.4 seconds. The vigorous engine response can be further intensified by pushing the "Sport" button on the dashboard.
Four Record Monza exhaust pipes on the Competizione emphasise its sporting credentials, whilst emitting a sonorous roar to please any committed driver. The overall impression, when combined with that of the two-tone metallic paint scheme, the powder-finish trim on the door mirror casings and door handles, and the 17" alloy wheels, is that of a truly ferocious vehicle. Buyers can modify their car's appearance with the Esseesse rim and tuning kit, while the "Competizione" pack allows satinised aluminium elements to be added to the bodywork.
The Sabelt leather bucket seats of the Competizione offer sublime comfort to the driver and passengers. Brushed-aluminium pedals, along with details such as the large aluminium gear lever and separate upshift indicator on the dashboard, are an ever-present reminder that you are in an agile and aggressive drivers' car.
The impressive acceleration time of the 595c Competizione (as well as its top speed of 130mph, which makes it extremely capable for track days) is just one of the qualities that will endear it to passionate motorists. The finely-tuned five-speed gearbox allows you to access an astounding amount of torque as soon as possible, either when moving away from traffic lights and junctions in town or making overtaking manoeuvres on the motorway. The Torque Transfer Control function allows you to adjust the distribution of thrust to the wheels, helping you to manage the considerable agility and dynamism of the car that much better.
An electrically-adjustable roof opens in seconds to give you the pleasure of open-top motoring – and, as the Competizione retains its B-pillars, this does not hamper the car's performance. Inside, standard comfort features include climate control, rear parking sensors and Bluetooth® connectivity.
Brembo brakes with drilled and ventilated discs guarantee a sharp response when you have to slow down or stop suddenly. Together with ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Hydraulic Brake Assistance, this makes the 595c Competizione capable of swift evasive action in dangerous situations. If a collision does occur, however, the strong structure of the car, anti-roll bars and seven airbags all shield the driver and passengers from harm.
Both new and used Abarth 595c Competizione models are available from Johnsons Abarth in Solihull. Get in touch with our helpful salespeople to find out more about flexible financing packages or special offers relating to this car.