Abarth's 50th Anniversary Present Coming to Birmingham

PHOTO (select to view enlarged photo)

AUTO CENTRAL - October 24, 2013: The Performance Car Show will give UK car enthusiasts their first opportunity to see Abarth’s sensational 595 50th Anniversary Edition, at Birmingham’s NEC in January.

Marking 50 years since the launch of the original, Abarth 595 at the Turin Motor Show in 1963, the legendary Italian racing car manufacturer unveiled the limited edition model last month at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

With only 299 to be produced, the Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition will make its UK debut at the Performance Car Show on 9-12 January 2014, as part of Abarth’s presence. Held alongside Europe’s biggest motorsport show, Autosport International, the Performance Car Show in association with Autocar and will feature an exciting line-up of displays led by supercars and high-performance cars.

The most powerful Abarth 595 ever produced thanks to a 180hp, 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, the diminutive supercar also features an Abarth Competitione gearbox, 305mm floating disc brakes from Brembo, the distinctive Record Monza dual mode exhaust and 17” alloy wheels.

A contemporary reinterpretation of the iconic 1963 original, the matte-white finish is accompanied by Abarth 595 graphics and a historical ‘Scorpion’ logo on the bonnet, while red leather seats headline the expertly-crafted interior.

“The Abarth range of cars and the Performance Car Show are a perfect match, so we are delighted that the new Abarth 595 Anniversario should make its UK debut at the NEC,” says Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth in the UK.

“In 1963 Abarth took the humble Fiat 500 and transformed it to create the Abarth 595, a performance car with ‘giant killing’ capabilities both on and off the track; 50 years on we have taken those same core values of size, shape, speed and spirit to create the limited edition Abarth 595 Anniversario, a respectful celebration of the great 60s supercar. The phrase ‘Small But Wicked’ quickly became associated with the fast little Abarth cars and it’s as true today as it ever was.”

“Abarth has a rich heritage and its 595 50th Anniversary Edition is a fantastic modern take on the revered original,” said Ian France, Performance Car Show Director. “We’re excited about hosting it at the Performance Car Show in January, giving local enthusiasts the chance to see it in the flesh for the first time.”

Features within the Performance Car Show 2014 at Birmingham’s NEC will include the Autocar Supercar Display, Heroes, the Hand Built British Sports Car Pavilion and a 5,000-seat Live Action Arena.

Under the same roof, Autosport International will host motorsport legends such as John Surtees and Martin Brundle, cars from every level of the sport and an array of interactive elements.

Home | Buyers Guides For Every Auto Make | New Car Buyers Guide | Used Car Super Search | Total New Car Costs | 2016-1993 Car Reviews Truck Reviews
1996-2016 Automotive News | TACH-TV | Media Library | Discount Auto Parts

Copyright © 1996-2016 The Auto Channel. Contact Information, Credits, and Terms of Use. These following titles and media identification are Trademarks owned by The Auto Channel, LLC and have been in continuous use since 1987 : The Auto Channel, Auto Channel and TACH all have been in continuous use world wide since 1987, in Print, TV, Radio, Home Video, Newsletters, On-line, and other interactive media; all rights are reserved and infringement will be acted upon with force.

Privacy Statement | Size Does Matter | Media Kit | XML SITE MAP | Affiliates

Send your questions, comments, and suggestions to

Submit Company releases or Product News stories to
Place copy in body of email, NO attachments please.

To report errors and other problems with this page, please use this form.

Link to this page: