Abarth F595 unveiled with a Formula 4 derived engine

Press Release:

  • New Abarth F595: Formula 4 technology and a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Formula Italia single-seater designed by Carlo Abarth.
  • Motor 1.4 T-jet 165 bhp including the right of Formula 4 cars.
  • Designed for younger customers who want performance and love technology: the New F595 offers track thrills even in daily commuting and standard connectivity.
  • The new Record Monza Sovrapposto exhaust with vertical tailpipes and a brand new Blu Rally , chosen for the exterior details, enhance the supercar look .

The roar of the new Abarth F595 spreads directly from the European tracks: the new special series – equipped with the F4 engine – dedicated to the youngest fans of the Scorpion. Under the bonnet, the 165 horsepower of the high-performance 1.4 T-jet Euro 6D Final from which the engine of the Tatuus single-seaters competing in the Italian and German Formula 4 championships – “F.4 Championship Powered by Abarth Certified by FIA” is derived. in the “F” of the name a tribute to the Formula Abarth 4 of which is the exclusive supplier of engines as well as title sponsor . a format of success born as a training ground for young drivers, kart talents and professionals of tomorrow, inspired by the legendary “Formula Italia” created in 1971 with the same philosophy: to allow young drivers to access the world of single-seaters with a limited budget. open wheels.

The new F595 is a concentrate of racing details, and was created to fascinate younger customers who expect maximum performance and fun from their car, technology lovers and looking for the latest infotainment features.

165 hp of pure adrenaline “powered” by the increased Garrett turbocompressor

Absolute performance and reliability are the main features of the 165 HP 1.4 T-jet Euro 6D Final equipped with the increased Garrett turbocharger with a geometric compression ratio of 9: 1. This architecture optimizes, at the same pressure, the temperature in the combustion chamber and allows to have the maximum torque of 230 Nm already available at 2,250 rpm, while the power is delivered in the upper part of the rev counter. This brings benefits in terms of top speed – 218 km / h – and above all improves recovery: in fifth gear the new Abarth F595 goes from 80 to 120 km / h in 7.8 “seconds. The engine is combined with a manual gearbox but on request, it can be coupled to the five-speed automatic gearbox with paddlebehind the wheel. Hence 0-100 km / h acceleration in 7.3 seconds with the manual gearbox and 7.4 seconds with the sequential automatic gearbox.

New Record Monza Sovrapposto exhaust with new vertical tailpipes

The gritty Abarth F595 offers the iconic Record Monza exhaust which evolves into a new configuration with four silencers – two on each side – vertically stacked.
The roar is always unmistakable, the one that has accompanied generations of Abarthists and has always been synonymous with power and performance. The active exhaust valve is controlled by the “scorpion” button located on the dashboard. This allows the driver to choose, simply with a finger, between a “gentleman driver” sound and a darker and more gritty rumble, traditionally Abarth. The result is pure music, a powerful and aggressive sound, thanks to the perfect combination of technology and design.

Racing even in the details

The new Abarth F595 is embellished with new Blue Rally details, such as the rear-view mirror caps and the front and rear DAM. The sporty look is further enhanced by the matt black 17 “Sport alloy wheels, the” F595 “identification badge on the rear and the standard fog lights.
The same grit is found inside: the leather steering wheel and the carefully designed Abarth sports seats finished – on request the Sabelts in pure racing style – embellish a decidedly sporty environment completed by some details in black such as the new infotainment frame and the new matte black dashboard.
The new rally blue details will be available in combination with the following colors: Race White, Campovolo Gray, Pista Gray, Scorpio Black, Record Gray and Asphalt Gray.

Standard technical equipment for maximum driving pleasure, safety and connectivity

The new F595 features all the technical equipment necessary to guarantee the fun and driving pleasure typical of Scorpio cars. The rear suspensions are Koni, with FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) technology, which improve performance by ensuring perfect road holding and at the same time improving handling and stability, all in total safety.
With the “Scorpion mode” selector on the dashboard, you can intervene on the delivery of maximum torque, on the calibration of the power steering and on the response of the engine to the accelerator pedal, making them more reactive.
The braking system is specific to Abarth and offers excellent response and great safety, it consists of 284 mm ventilated front discs and 240 mm rear discs.
Finally, addressing younger technology lovers, the best in connectivity could not be missing: the F595 is equipped with Uconnect TM 7 “HD system with DAB radio and, as standard, Apple CarPlay preparation, and Android Auto TM compatibility.

F.4 in Italy and Germany: Abarth on track to help the drivers of tomorrow grow

Numbers in constant growth for the single-seater series powered by Abarth which saw an average of over 28 drivers per race at the start in the Italian series with a maximum of 34 cars on the track. For the Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth, that of 2021, is the eighth season with a chassis-engine package that has received the acclaim of all the professionals, so much so that it has been chosen in many national Formula 4 series, such as the German ADAC F4 series which reaches its seventh edition in 2021. Born in 2014 from an idea of ​​the FIA ​​president, Jean Todt, Formula 4 chose Abarth as its technical partner for the supply of the engines. The powerful and reliable 1.4-liter 160 HP Abarth Turbo engine that equips the Tatuus single-seaters allows, thanks to its excellent weight / power ratio, high performance (max speed 240 km per hour; acceleration 0-100km / h in about 5 ”) and, thanks to its renowned reliability, to keep the cost of a season under control for teams and drivers. It therefore responds to the FIA’s request to be sustainable training for the drivers of the Formula categories of tomorrow, thanks to a reduced cost per season, just like in the values ​​of the FIA ​​and in the values ​​of Abarth which wants to nurture young talents. From 2014 to today, over 350 drivers have taken to the track and have been able to demonstrate their value and, in some cases, reach the top of the specialty, such as Canadian Lance Stroll, first champion of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth in 2014, today in Formula 1. The German Mick Schumacher, son of former Ferrari driver Michael, also raced in F4 in 2016 and in 2020 he won the Formula 2 World Championship.

50 years ago the “Formula Italia” was born

In 1971 the Italian Automobile Sports Commission (CSAI) collaborated with the Fiat brand for the birth of a new championship reserved for young Italian drivers with the aim of democratizing motor racing by proposing a single-seater that was the same for everyone and that was cheap. So in August of that year the Abarth brand, which had meanwhile merged into Fiat, built the first prototype designed by Mario Colucci under the supervision of Carlo Abarth and named Abarth SE025. Equipped with the 1.6-liter Fiat 4-cylinder engine with double overhead camshaft, the same used on the Fiat 124 Sport, the single-seater had a very resistant steel tube frame complete with integrated roll-bar. All the components were chosen by Carlo Abarth and came from production cars of the Fiat, Lancia and Abarth brands. And among the first testers the famous Arturo Merzario should be mentioned. The success of Formula Italia was immediate: the requests were so numerous that the first deliveries were made only in the middle of May 1972. The race debut took place on June 29, 1972, on the Monza track, with the victory of Paolo Bozzetto. Until 1979, many young drivers took to the track and some of them made it to the Formula 1 World Championship, among which we remember Bruno Giacomelli, Riccardo Patrese, Siegfried Stohr and Piercarlo Ghinzani.

Source: Abarth / Stellantis