Abarth takes the 124 Tribute Rally and the 595 'esseesse' to the Geneva Motor Show
Abarth has two aces up his sleeve for the Geneva Motor Show . The first is the powerful Abarth 595 'esseesse' (the Italian pronunciation of "SS") which is inspired by the historic 60s prep kit. The second is the Abarth 124 Rally Tribute , a limited edition of only 124 units that pay tribute to the victory of the 2018 FIA R-GT Cup.
The Abarth 595 'esseesse' stands at the top of the range 595. Although it is the smallest of the couple presented by Abarth, is also the most powerful . Its 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo engine yields 180 hp. But in addition to this, it has other components to improve its performance , such as the Akrapovic exhaust system, Brembo front brakes with perforated and ventilated discs and large red colored calipers. In addition, its engine receives an expanded air flow thanks to the BMC sports air filter and the rear suspension Koni FSD improves its behavior in curve.
Abarth 595 'esseesse'
In the technology section, the 595 'esseesse' comes as standard with the Uconnect HD multimedia system with a 7-inch touch screen. Equipment that includes the Abarth Telemetry , with data on the status of the engine and the lap times. In addition to the systems the connectivity with the mobile Apple CarPlay and Android Auto .
Although Abarth has some models that are not very different from their brothers of Fiat, this is not the case of the Abarth 595 'esseesse'. Presents several white contrast details , such as 17-inch alloy wheels, Abarth side stripes and mirror covers. In addition, the outer package includes specific badges "esseesse" and 70th anniversary logos. Inside are the Sabelt 70 Fiat sport seats and various carbon fiber details, including pedals.
Abarth 124 Rally Tribute
Abarth's second debutant at the Geneva Motor Show is the special 124 Rally Tribute . With it they celebrate the triumph of the 124 rallies in the FIA R-GT Cup of 2018 . The 124 Tribute Rally includes a number of unique features that should make it a collector's item.
This edition is easily recognizable thanks to the commemorative badge on the front fender and the small metal shift plate inside. It will be available in only two exterior colors , Costa Brava Red and Turini White. Both with the matt black hood , in reference to the historic Abarth 124 Rally. That racing car adopted this solution to eliminate the sun's reflections that could annoy the driver. Other exterior details are gray or red mirror covers and unique bumper details.
The important thing is not in the engine compartment
The 124 Tribute Rally has no major mechanical changes under the hood. It has the 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that delivers 170 hp and 250 Nm of torque. However, the same does not occur in the rest of the key parts related to its performance .It includes heating for the seats of the driver and the passenger, upholstery in Alcantara, Abarth floor mats, automatic climate control and Radio Plus. The latter includes a multimedia system with a 7-inch touch screen and a Bose sound system.The Abarth 595 'esseesse' is already part of the restyling that presented the Italian brand in the Targa Florio 2018. So, in addition to the aesthetic novelties, its engine complies with the latest Euro 6d-TEMP emission regulations. This small urban sport is not the only one that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the march. In January of this year already presented two editions with the Abarth 70th Anniversary emblem. Curiously, another 595 and another 124.