Abarth 595 Pista is a pumped-up Italian tearaway

The refreshed Abarth 595 Pista is now more powerful and comes with Koni suspension, Record Monza exhaust system, big brakes and a sub-£20k price tag.

New Abarth 595 Pista

Anything Ferrari can do, Abarth can do… smaller. And cheaper, too.

While Ferrari’s track-focused 488 Pista might be out of reach to all but a select few, the new Abarth 595 Pista is available for a more attainable price.

The performance-enhanced Abarth is priced from £19,135. Alternatively, if you take the plunge before the end of the month, the 595 Abarth is available on a Personal Contract Hire (PCH) deal for £189 a month after a £3,780 initial rental.

More power and punch

Abarth 595 Pista on track

A new, oversized Garrett turbocharger sees the power output increased to 165hp, while the peak torque of 170lb ft is available at 2,250pm. It means that the torque is available at lower rpm, while top power is delivered at maximum revs. Which should result in maximum fun.

The Abarth 595 Pista also gets the excellent Record Monza active exhaust, Koni rear suspension with frequency selective damping, an automated manual five-speed gearbox with shift paddles, 284mm ventilated discs on the front and 240mm discs on the rear.

Inside, the Abarth 595 Pista gets a flat bottom steering wheel and a Sport button to adjust peak torque, steering feel and throttle response. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and DAB digital radio are all standard.

The Pista is one of a number of Abarth 595 models available in the UK, with the range including the standard 145hp version, the 165hp Turismo, the 180hp Competizione and the Esseesse. The range starts from £16,685, rising to £25,485 for the Esseesse.

Taking the Pista

Abarth 595 Pista seats

The 595 Pista is designed for younger drivers who want a little extra from the 595, but can’t stretch to one of the top-end models. 

Abarth hasn’t said when deliveries will start, but you’ll need to place your order before the end of September to take advantage of the PCH offer.

Click here to read our guide to car finance, including Personal Contract Hire (PCH).

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Gavin Braithwaite-Smithhttp://www.petrolblog.com
Writer with a penchant for #FrenchTat. Also doing a passable impression of Cousin Eddie in an Italian-German beige motorhome.

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