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A snarling Fiat 500C Abarth 595 Competizione 180HP with just 9,975 miles.
Copaf sports front suspension, Koni rear suspension, FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) shock absorbers, TTC (Torque Transfer Control), Record Monza exhaust system, four tailpipes, Xenon headlights, tinted rear windows, Sport button with turbo boost gauge, rear parking sensors, electrically operated soft top, front air intakes, rear diffuser, digital instrument panel with TFT 7” colour screen, ergonomic grip leather steering wheel, milled aluminium pedals, Abarth Corsa by Sabelt seats, 595 logo stitching, automatic climate control, Blue&Me hands free system, USB port, Bluetooth and MP3 radio. Main options; Bi-Colour paint, Natural Leather/Alcantara front seat coverings, carbon fibre seat shells, 17” Formula Magnesium finish alloy wheels, yellow Brembo brake callipers, carbon finished dashboard, wind stop.
Make no mistake, this is not your usual chirpy Fiat 500! The 595 Competizione 180HP is a ferocious race-bred and track inspired machine, a creation by the legendary Abarth tuning arm of Fiat which was producing Fiat performance tuning kits a decade before even the original 595 was launched at the 1963 Turin Motor Show. The 500C edition is finished in factory optional Bi-Colour Grigio Scuro/Grigio Chiaro, (Dark Grey/Clear Grey – Code VR.618). Having covered just 9,975 miles from new, this late 2015 example is pristine with only a small stone chip to the bonnet edge worthy of mention. The soft top is perfect in both operation and condition. All light lenses are crystal clear and the carbon fibre trim and iconic red/yellow scorpion Abarth badging is just one of many hints towards the racing pedigree of this exciting Fiat. Developed on the race track, built for the road, this has plenty of zest for the avid petrolhead!
The sporting thoroughbred genes have certainly not been restricted to the exterior, something abundantly clear upon climbing into the hugely supportive Abarth Corsa by Sabelt seats. Specified as a factory option, the front seats feature Natural Leather/Alcantara front seat coverings and carbon fibre seat shells, (Code 4MZ), with grey 595 stitching. Thze front and rear seats and matching door cards are as new, and the black carpeting is protected by super stylish matching floor mats with Abarth securing pins. The carbon finished dashboard, trim sections and anodised gear knob are perfect, and all functions operate seamlessly including the digital instrument panel with TFT 7” colour screen and digital automatic climate control. The prominent dash top turbo boost gauge with Sport function indicator will delight the enthusiastic driver wanting to monitor performance. The perfect marriage of Italian style and uncompromising race functionality.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 4-cylinder engine displaces 1368cc to produce 180hp at 5500rpm. Performance attributes include a Garrett turbocharger, Record Monza exhaust system and BMC high-performance intake system to achieve a top speed of 140mph and 0-62 in just 6.7 seconds with a weight/power ratio of 5.7kg/HP. The spotless engine bay with bright red rocker cover proudly displays the Abarth scorpion and features factory stickers, PDI dots and BMC branding. Lowered sports suspension with FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) and the desirable 5 speed quick-change manual gearbox complete the package to the intoxicating soundtrack of the growling exhaust note!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional Formula Magnesium finish alloy wheels are a work of art and feature yellow scorpion centre caps to match the huge yellow Brembo callipers prominently visible through the spoke apertures. The front nearside rim has some light scratches to the outer edge. The factory ultra-low profile Michelin Pilot Sport 3 205/40 ZR17 have masses of tread remaining. The race-bred braking system features oversized front fixed Brembo 4-piston callipers, light weight perforated and ventilated 305mm front discs and 240mm rear discs to offer ferocious braking power.
Supplied new on the 24th October 2015 by Abarth Main Agent Westover of Poole, this genuine and hugely desirable 500C Abarth 595 Competizione 180HP has covered just 9,975 miles from new. The original Westover number plates remain fitted and the service record displays two Abarth Main Agent stamped entries at 5,425 miles in September 2016 and 7,973 miles in October 2017, compliant with manufacturer requirements. Two original keys and the full Fiat Abarth sales literature pack is included in the history file.
A full-bodied track car for the road, guaranteed wide-grin motoring!
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