The Abarth 595 and 695 hot hatch range revisited for 2022 Car News

The top-level 695 – from £24,495 or £27,145 – has a more powerful version of the T-Jet engine, producing 178bhp and 184lb ft, enabling a 0-62mph time of 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph.

Every 695 is fitted with Koni FSD shock absorbers on both axles and four-piston Brembo brake calipers working in conjunction with 305mm ventilated brake discs at the front and 240mm at the rear.

A Racing Style Pack is available for the 695 tin-top, featuring the 12-position adjustable spoiler previously featured on the limited-run 695 70th Anniversario and 695 Esseesse. With a maximum tilt of 60 degrees, the spoiler can provide up to 42 kg of downforce at 124 mph.

Again, a luxury-focused Turismo trim level is available, featuring a leather interior, Alcantara dashboard and, on the sheetmetal variant, a sunroof. Prices start at £25,295 or £27,945 for the convertible.

The top-of-the-line 695 Competizione is all about performance. An upgraded version of the Record Monza Sovrapposto exhaust system with titanium pipe features, as does a mechanical limited-slip differential, although this cannot be specified alongside the sequential paddle-shift gearbox.

Sabelt carbon fiber seats differentiate the interior from that of the standard 695.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-18 13:29:34

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