Abarth has added another cool 595 to the range in the UK. The Abarth 595 Pista is focused on performance, with more power thanks to a new Garrett turbocharger that cranks out 123kW of power.

It’s also equipped with the Record Monza Active exhaust and Koni rear suspension with FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) technology that enhances driving performance by offering greater road-hold, handling and stability.

The new, oversized Garrett turbocharger with geometric compression ratio reduced from 9.8:1 to 9:1 optimises temperature in the combustion chamber, and delivers peak torque lower in the rev range — 230Nm at 2250 revs.

The 1.4-litre four cylinder 595 Pista is packed with all the standard equipment needed to secure the thrilling driving pleasure typical of Abarth.

It has a racing steering wheel with flat bottom and centring mark at the top and the “Sport” button that adjusts peak torque output, power steering settings and throttle.

The braking system is specific to Abarth and have ventilated 284mm discs on the front and 240 mm discs on the rear.

The new Pista also features MTA gearbox with shift paddles.

The Abarth 595 Pista is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto with Uconnect 7.0-inch HD system as standard, and DAB digital radio.

The infotainment system has a high-definition screen.

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.

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