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Letter From The UK: Quintessentially Cinquecento

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Letter From The UK: Quintessentially Cinquecento Letter From The UK: Quintessentially Cinquecento

Letter From The UK: Quintessentially Cinquecento






Just because a car is small doesn’t mean it’s not an absolute blast to drive.
Geoff Maxted ofDriveWrite Automotive Magazineexamines in this latest Letter.

At the time of writing this, your friendly English correspondent is driving what on the face of it is a Fiat Cinquecento city car (aka the 500), but this is no ordinary diminutive Italian runaround. The front and rear badges proudly declare this to be an Abarth. The mainstream name of Fiat does not appear anywhere because an Abarth is something different entirely.
In 1949 an Italian-Austrian fellow named Carlo Abarth founded the eponymous racing and road car brand, its logo being a shield with a stylized scorpion on a yellow and red background hinting at the intention. Old Carlo sold out to the major Italian brand in 1971 and the Abarth name is now attached to an independent unit within the Fiat organisation. The brief: take the standard car and breathe upon it with fire and brimstone.
The 500 Becomes The 595
The version this writer is driving is the 595 Turismo, a hot hatchback that offers a whole heap of fun, all the while oozing character and that quintessentially Italian charm. It costs around $24,000 in the UK and is worth every hard-earned penny. The 595 in this case is powered by a 1.4 liter turbo-jet petrol engine developing 165 bhp. That?s plenty for a car that weights about the same as Sandra Bullock. I don?t know why I thought of Sandra Bullock at this point. Maybe it?s just me. Reese Witherspoon then; whatever: this car is light despite the addition of over-sized 17-inchGran Turismo alloy wheels. The base model offers a still healthy 145 bhp whilst the top edition gets 180 bhp and some performance upgrades, including a trick exhaust that makes the little car sound like an Atlas rocket. Top speed is 135 mph, but we didn?t try it because the sound of this motor at full chat is hardly shy and retiring, attracting attention even in the subtle ?Record Grey? as seen here. Ideally it should be red or yellow.
Feels Faster Than It Looks
The 595 as tested will attain the European benchmark of 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.3 seconds, which is in fact a bit slower than the Ford Fiesta I mention below, but it feels fast probably due to the fact it?s so small. The trunk isn?t all bad considering the car?s overall dimensions; certainly enough room for a weekend?s luggage. The down side is that the rear seat space is cramped. The 595 is a two-door vehicle which means rear seat passengers have to enter and leave in the manner of Harry Houdini. It is cramped in there; children only I guess. Anyone over say six feet tall may never emerge at all unless they clamber out of the big rear hatch like an escaping victim.

Driving The 595 Versus The Fiesta ST
In the past My Lady has made it clear that she does not like small, hot cars. Previously she has spurned them; she repudiated them and thus accompanied yours truly on test drives with enormous reluctance. A few weeks ago, however, we trialle...
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