Only the Italians could do this and get away with it. A dinky, effete little bubble-like car turned into a cheeky hot hatch that turns heads, that's the Abarth 595.
Let's start with the engines. The city-car's baseline 1.4-litre T-Jet engine produces 145hp, a top speed of 130 mph and it will get you from 0-62 in 7.8 seconds which feels even faster in such a titch of a car. Move up to the Competizione and you get a stupefying 180hp which will do 0-62 mph in 6.7 seconds and leave you with a permanent grin on your face.
On the inside you can expect bucket sports seats which look amazing when done in optional leather and alloy pedals plus a chunky steering wheel that tells you this Abarth is the Fiat 500's much cooler cousin with attitude that spills into the squat but sporty exterior.
Don't expect loads of storage space as the Abarth 595 is dressed as a hot hatch and not a practical city car but this is made up for by all the attention this little minx actually gets in the city, completely out of proportion to its price or size.
At Hippo we also think that character is important, that's why we are still successful after over 5 decades in the motor industry. Let our helpful and knowledgeable account managers help you pick out the Abarth that's right for you. Call us today on 01254 956 666 or email us on [email protected]