The Abarth 595 Turismo Convertible arrived in June 2013, and quickly gained the nickname “the Shmeenquecento”. The little Abarth with its semi-auto sequential manual gearbox was used as a daily city car in London and it’s a whole lot of fun! The Abarth 595 left the garage in October 2015.
The Abarth 595 range was presented at the 2012 International Geneva Motor Show based on the Abarth 500. Reviving the Abarth 595 name from the 1963 original, the Abarth 595 is available in two versions; the Turismo and the Competizione.
The powertrain is a 1.4-litre turbocharged T-Jet engine as a base. A tuning kit brings the power to 160 bhp at 5,750 rpm and torque to 230 Nm at 3,000 rpm. This boost in engine output leads to improved acceleration. The 0-62 mph dash is completed in just 7.4 seconds. The Shmeenquecento’s top speed is 130 mph. The automated (MTA) transmission is operated via steering wheel-mounted paddles.