The Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro is a tribute to the 1979 A112 Abarth “Gold Ring” — also known as the “Targa Oro”.
The name means “golden scorpion” and only 2000 of the special editions will be built, with just 30 headed down under — priced from $31,450.
This car adds new meaning to the word black and is the perfect blend of style and performance, with a turbocharged 1.4-litre engine that produces 121kW.
Paired with a manual transmission, it delivers a power to weight ratio of 6.5kg/HP — with the dash from 0-100km/h taking 7.3 seconds.
A Dualogic auto transmission with paddle shifters adds $2150 to the price and is the only option.
Scorpioneoro’s dark exterior is enhanced with a matte black chequered flag roof, with golden accents including scorpion emblem on the bonnet, gold all around liner, 17-inch golden alloy wheels with scorpion hubcap artwork and gold Scorpioneoro badge.
There’s also tinted rear and side windows, with ‘Tar Cold Gray’ finish for the handles, mirror caps and the front and rear bumper.
Inside the cabin, the sleek styling extends to new Abarth ‘Scorpionflage’ sport seats with leather upholstery, the headrests embroidered with the Italian flag and “Abarth Scorpioneoro” lettering.