Abarth has announced a series of revisions for the 595 Competizione available both as a hatchback and cabriolet.

Abarth has announced a series of revisions for the 595 Competizione available both as a hatchback and cabriolet.

Compared to the previous model year, Abarth's revised pocket rocket has gained an extra 20 bhp for a grand total of 180 bhp and 250 Nm which will be enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.7 seconds and a 140 mph (225 km/h) top speed. In terms of fuel consumption, the 595 Competizione is capable of returning 48.7 mpg UK (40.5 mpg US or 5.8 liters / 100 km) in the combined cycle.

The 2015MY Abarth 595 Competizione comes as standard with Brembo brakes, 17-inch alloys, red brake calipers, xenon headlights and rear parking sensors. Inside the cabin it gets a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, aluminum pedals, Sabelt sport seats while at an additional cost it can be configured with an electric sunroof, leather sport seats and four-speaker Interscope sound system with two tweeters.

The standard no-cost Officina Red color has been replaced for the 2015 model year by a Campovolo Grey paint scheme. Pricing kicks off at £19,890 OTR for the manual hatchback version (£21,190 automatic) while the cabriolet begins at £21,890 OTR (£23,190 automatic).

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