Abarth 595 esseesse review – a rocket-propelled roller skate with a sting in its tale

In the same week that I drove the Abarth 595 esseesse, I also drove the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio.

That the 179bhp front-drive hot hatch left as big a grin on my face as the 503bhp rear-drive super saloon says either a lot about me or about what a great job Abarth’s tuners have done.

The Fiat 500 on which the Abarth is based is a perfectly reasonable city car but nothing about it screams “rag me stupid around the countryside”.

But by taking the humble 500 and...
source: Blackpool Gazette

2019-05-22 14:08
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