By the Pista on the Strada

Frankfurt, March 27, 2017

Abarth expands the series of 595 a new model: the "Pista". Baptised subcompact bridges the gap between the 595-base variant the mutatis mutandis "race track" with 145 HP and the ' Turismo ' version with 165 horsepower.

Good standard equipment

The Abarth 595 Pista should satisfy especially athletic-oriented customers. Advanced standard equipment of the 160 PS Uncomparable includes among other things the high-performance exhaust system "Record Monza", which neatly makes ruckus also under the top version "Competizione". So, the 1.4-liter turbo engine with 230 Newton metres is acoustically on very thick pants. In addition, painted 17-inch light-alloy wheels "Formula", as well as the sports suspension with shorter springs from Eibach and active dampers from the House of Koni on board are matte black.

Various colors for the small Abarth

The choice of exterior paint can choose customers between "Campovolo Grau", "Gara white", "Red Abarth", "Record Grau" and "Black Scorpion". Front and rear spoiler lip, mirror caps, and brake calipers are painted in contrasting colours either yellow, black or red. In addition, there are accents in aluminium look finish and a special Pista sticker at the rear of the Abarth. The instrument panel is painted in Matt grey. As standard, the infotainment "Uconnect" system is installed which includes car next to a 7.0-inch display also CarPlay of Apple and Android. As exclusive gimmick for the Pista is the ' Abarth telemetry "part of standard equipment, which allows the rider to stop a driven distance and travel time to analyze. Optionally, there are about, among other things, Sport bucket seats, bi-xenon headlights or a panoramic glass roof. The Abarth 595 Pista 20.990 euros and is thus more expensive to 2.790 euros as the entry level model. The top version Competizione launches 24.790 euros. (mf)