WATCH | The Abarth F595 is not your basic 'Scorpion' and bred for the race track

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The F595's turbo 1.4-litre T-Jet engine makes 123kW and 230Nm.

It has a top speed of 217km/h and does the 0 to 100km/h sprint in 7.3 seconds (manual) and 7.4 seconds (automatic).

It is available in hatchback and convertible.

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Abarth's new special series, the F595, is a track-focused pocket rocket bred for the road. 

It is available in hatchback and convertible, acting as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Formula 4 Italia single-seater by Carlo Abarth.

Under its bonnet is a 1.4-litre T-Jet engine that develops 123kW and 230Nm. It runs to a top speed of 217km/h and does the 0 to 100km/h sprint in 7.3 seconds (manual) and 7.4 seconds (automatic). Gear changes are done via a manual transmission, though a five-speed automatic with steering wheel shift paddles is available as an option.

The Scorpion King

Abarth F595
Abarth F595

New on the F595 is a Record Monza Sovrapposto active exhaust that allows the driver to control the exhaust valve by pressing a Scorpion button present on the dash. This improves the exhaust note at a whim.

The hatch sits pretty on 17-inch Formula alloy wheels, while the chunky 284mm front and 240mm rear ventilating discs underneath provide adequate stopping power.

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Buyers can pair the Rally Blue coated mirror caps, front and rear bumper sections with a range of body colours - Race White, Campovolo Grey, Track Grey, Scorpion Black, Record Grey and Tarmac Grey.

Inside is a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a new infotainment display frame and the new matt black dashboard. Other stock bits include a 7-inch HD Uconnect system with DAB radio, built-in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The Abarth F595 most likely not reach local shores.

Compiled by Robin Classen

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