Drawing from its extensive racing history, Abarth has created a special edition of its feisty hot hatch that adds some very sporting looks and a small bump in power.
Abarth has announced the special edition 2021 Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro is now on sale in Australia with prices starting from $31,450 before on-road costs.
The 595 Scorpioneoro is built to commemorate Abarth’s extensive racing history with just 30 units coming to Australia out of a total of 2,000 built worldwide.
Available exclusively in hatchback guise, the 595 Scorpioneoro commands a circa $4,100 premium over the regular 595 but adds more grunt, cosmetic touches and exclusivity to justify the jump.
Immediately striking on the special edition is the black and gold colour scheme complete with Abarth’s scorpion decal on the bonnet and title running down the length of the car.
The colour scheme is tied together with the 17-inch golden alloy wheels and a finishing line flag printed on the roof that trails off with a small spoiler.
Abarth has given the interior similar black and gold treatment with the leather-trimmed ‘Scorpionflage’ sports seats complete with the embroidery in the headrests.
The dashboard continues the dark theme with a shade of matte black and a gold plate between the two seats marking the built number.
Under the skin, the 595 Scorpioneoro has a slightly tuned up version of its 1.4L turbocharged four-pot that produces 121kW of power and 230Nm of torque.
The outputs are slightly up over the base 595 with 107kW/ 206Nm but less than the 595 Competizione with 132kW/250Nm, the latter of which is pending a local announcement.
Buyers can choose between either the standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic as a $2,150 option, both send power exclusively to the front wheels.
While not huge on power the 595 Scorpioneoro is a featherweight with a 1,035kg kerb weight, that allows the tiny engine to propel the Italian hatch from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds.
Abarth expects many of the 595 Scorpioneoros to be snapped up by collectors but they are currently available in dealerships for those who want to get their hands on one.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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