The race-ready three-door Competizione combines city car flexibility and sporty elegance. Among a range of exterior features that grace the vehicle are 17-inch alloy wheels, dark-tinted rear windows and an Abarth Record Monza exhaust system. The car is bedecked in a distinctive Circuit Grey colour scheme, which comes as standard, while a range of eye-popping tones are available as options.
Front-row occupants will enjoy slipping into sports seats that are provided by Sabelt, one-time suppliers for Formula 1 teams such as Ferrari. The driver can find his or her best position thanks to a height-adjustable seat and telescopic steering wheel. Other standard features include electric power steering, electric front windows and air conditioning. Boot capacity is 185 litres, rising to 550 litres when the rear seats are folded.
A 1.4-litre turbo charged petrol engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, producing 180bhp and a peak torque of 250Nm (in Sport mode).
The vehicle can proceed from a standing start to 62mph in 6.7 seconds and is capable of a top speed of 140mph. The Competizione returns as much as 47.1mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 139g/km.
The vehicle’s infotainment system is easily accessed via a five-inch touchscreen. DAB radio and an AM/FM radio can also be operated using steering wheel-mounted controls. An optional upgrade provides a seven-inch screen, satellite navigation and more.
Electronic Stability Programme, tyre pressure indicators, rear parking sensors and high-performance brakes are all at the driver’s disposal. The Competizione is fitted with front fog lamps that help improve visibility on misty roads. Seven airbags are included as standard too.
If you like the look of the 595 Competizione, don’t hesitate to book yourself in for a test drive. The easiest way to do so is by completing our online contact form, or phoning or visiting our Southampton & Isle of Wight showrooms, which is open every day of the week.