ABARTH LAUNCHES 500 CUSTOM TRACK PACKAGE TO CELEBRATE 65 YEARS’

The new Abarth 500, offered with additional equipment and a bespoke Abarth UK track experience, is the latest deal being offered by the performance car manufacturer. Just 65 of the brand’s 500 Custom models are being made available, in recognition of the 65 years since Abarth & C. was formed in Italy by Carlo Abarth.

The great value package includes Record Grey Metallic paint finish, rear privacy glass, yellow brake callipers, 17-inch 10-spoke Diamond Finish alloy wheels, along with the Abarth Track Experience. A choice of race circuits is available to customers including Oulton Park, Donington Park and Brands Hatch.

The 500 Custom already features, as standard, Abarth’s new 7-inch TFT instrument panel, sports seats, satin steel twin exhaust and Blue&Me Bluetooth hands free communication system with steering wheel controls.

The hot hatch’s 135hp 1.4 litre turbocharged engine delivers 206Nm of torque to take it from 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds and on up to 127mph top speed.

“Now is the time for anyone who has been thinking of owning an Abarth 500 to buy one,” says Gerry Southerington, head of brand, Abarth UK. “As well as the extra equipment and superb value for money, customers can enjoy a track day experience they certainly won’t forget.

“And the top race circuits on offer will allow these new owners to fully appreciate the dynamic abilities of Abarth cars in their natural environment.”