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Abarth 500 gets 65th anniversary limited edition track package

Abarth 500 gets 65th anniversary limited edition track package image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Abarth | posted September 04, 2014 06:34

65 units will come with additional equipment and track time

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of Abarth and C., a company formed by Carlo Abarth, 65 units of the new Abarth 500 will be offered exclusively in the United Kingdom. The limited edition cars will be fitted additional equipment and most importantly a customized track experience so the lucky owner can truly experience what this performance hatch can truly deliver.

The Abarth 500 Custom includes a Record Grey Metallic paint finish, a rear privacy glass. The Abarth Track Experience that gives buyers a choice of using either Oulton Park, Donington Park and Brands Hatch.

The 500 Custom already comes with standard equipment including Abarth's new 7-inch TFT instrument panel, sports seats, satin steel twin exhaust and Blue&Me Bluetooth hands free communication system with steering wheel controls.

Making this so much fun is its 1.4 liter turbocharged engine that delivers 137 PS and 206 Nm of torque.  It will sprint from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and hit a maximum speed of 204.3 km/h.

"Now is the time for anyone who has been thinking of owning an Abarth 500 to buy one.  As well as the extra equipment and superb value for money, customers can enjoy a track day experience they certainly won’t forget.  And the top race circuits on offer will allow these new owners to fully appreciate the dynamic abilities of Abarth cars in their natural environment.” says Gerry Southerington, head of brand, Abarth UK.

Priced at GBP 14,990 (approx. PHP 1,075,797) the 65th anniversary edition will be available at any of the 29 UK dealers.