Power & equipment upgrades now available for Abarth Competizione models

Abarth 595 Competizione

Abarth 595 CompetizioneIf you are still thinking about getting an Abarth 595, then you will be delighted to know that now is the best time.

The Abarth 595 Competizione, known for its dynamic performance and groundbreaking technology is receiving a range of upgrades in performance and standard equipment.

Initially planned for the UK market, the new upgrades will cater to the Competizione range that is popular for its clean stylish exterior and classic Italian interior that create a sense of luxury.

Body and Spec Upgrades
Upgrades are available in the new Abarth 595 Competizione model, whereas owners of the car will have to get them from a dealership. The exhaust system has been overhauled with newly fitted Record Monza. The self ventilated perforated disc brakes are replaced with Brembo brakes, generally fitted in the sports range by Abarth. The four-piston aluminum fixed brake calipers are the same but with a red accent.

The chic interior made way for the Abarth Corsa fabric racing seats by Sabelt in the standard 595 Competizione, which now has a more race focused sports seat by the same makers. The integrated controls have been maintained in the steering wheel that has is upgraded to the sports leather. On the other hand, Xenon headlights, aluminum pedals, and rear parking sensors remain unchanged.

Performance Upgrades
Owners and buyers of the Abarth 595 Competizione will have the option to upgrade to electric glass sunroof and Interscope audio system with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, along with exterior color, stripes, and multiple-alloy wheel. However, it is the performance upgrades that will certainly make you feel better about holding your decision to buy until now!

Power wise, the 595 Competizione receives a 20 Hp upgrades, raising the total output to 180 HP, which is certainly not bad considering how quickly you will be able to accelerate now. In fact, according to speed test the standard 595 Competizione takes 7.4 seconds to go from 0 to 62 mph, whereas it now only needs 6.7 seconds, dropping by a good 0.7 second. The top speed, as you might expect, has also increased to 139 mpg from 130 mph. It’s no Ferrari, but it is certainly a good bump.

The Abarth 595 Competizione is the first of the 2015MY models in the UK, followed closely by the Cabriolet spec. While you have the option to choose between a manual and an automatic transmission, we highly recommend you go for manual, because then you will be able to feel the difference. The Campovolo Grey is now replaced with a standard Officina Red for a more dynamic, sports look. While that does make it necessarily better, steps like these show how ambitious Abarth is in competing in the sports and underdeveloped performance model markets.

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