Abarth Announces Special Edition Fiat 500 to Celebrate 50 Years of 595
Fiat's high performance Abarth division is preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary and to do so, the Italian automaker will offer up a special higher performance edition of the Abarth 595 that is improved over the standard 595 in every way – but like the Abarth 595 American buyers shouldn't expect to be seeing these at their local Fiat dealership.
The very first Abarth 595 based on the Fiat 500 was introduced at the 1963 Turin Motor Show so 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of the Abarth brand. To celebrate, the Abarth division has designed the 595 50th Anniversary Edition that has a unique look and performance tuning to just about every aspect of the vehicle to make this high performance subcompact truly special.
The Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition version starts on the outside where the 595 is fitted with a slick matte white paint, red stripes and old school style logos. A set of package specific painted silver 17 inch aluminum wheels with red stripes wrapped high performance tires help to complete the exterior package that features the super aggressive body bits of the Abarth 595 package. On the inside, the 50th Anniversary Edition Abarth 595 wears red leather bucket seats with white trim that fit beautifully into the black and red trimmed cabin complete with a race inspired steering wheel – all of which is heavily clad in leather.