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Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition Debuts at Frankfurt Auto Show

Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition Debuts at Frankfurt Auto Show

Sep 5 2013, 3:30pm CDT | by

Special Abarth isn't coming to the US

Fiat has debuted a new Abarth branded version of the 500 at the Frankfurt Auto show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abarth. The limited-edition 500 has 180 hp engine making it one of the most...

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Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition Debuts at Frankfurt Auto Show

Sep 5 2013, 3:30pm CDT | by

Special Abarth isn't coming to the US

Fiat has debuted a new Abarth branded version of the 500 at the Frankfurt Auto show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abarth. The limited-edition 500 has 180 hp engine making it one of the most powerful 500s produced.

The downside for American fans of Fiat is that this limited edition version isn't coming to the US. Fiat will make only 299 examples of this car according to reports. It would make more sense to make 595. The good news is that some the specifications on the special edition Fiat will find their way into other versions in the US.

One of those features is the five-speed semiautomatic transmission with paddle shifters. That is definitely coming to the US. The 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo engine is also getting about in output at 20 hp to produce the 180 hp seen in the limited-edition for other US models.

 
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