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  • Launched in 2016
  • Hot hatch
  • Petrol
  • Launch year
    2016
  • Body type
    Hot hatch
  • Fuel type
    Petrol

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Hilarious but flawed hot hatch

Best bits

  • Hilarious little pocket rocket
  • More exclusive than rivals
  • Running costs won't be ruinous

Not so great

  • Sold in limited numbers
  • Uncomfortable on a long journey
  • Image won't appeal to everyone

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Overall verdict on the Abarth 695

"Fiat describes the Abarth 695 as a track car that can be used on the road – but does it deliver? Well, on paper the answer has to be yes. Performance is keen with 0-62mph taking less than 6.0 seconds, while the car tips the scales at less than a tonne."

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There’s even a racing-spec dog ring gearbox for hard and fast changes. There is, however, a catch – when it was new, an Abarth 695 Biposto would set you back at least £32,990. And even more if you wanted this bonkers hatch to go racing in.


With a list price of over ten grand more than the top-spec Abarth 595 Competizione, what do you get for your money? Well it's more a case of what you don't get. Gone are the fog lights, radio and the air-con, while also missing are the back seats and the interior door handles.


There are plenty of racing flourishes, but you’ll need to decide whether or not they justify the price. On your way to the office in stop-start traffic, you’ll be snug and secure in the figure-hugging bucket seats and firmly strapped in with the garish red four-point racing harness. Don’t worry about your helmet – that’s stashed securely in the rear cargo net, next to the bread you needed to pick up from the shop. Still, opt for the Biposto version and at least you got out of taking the kids to school as you’ve ‘only got two seats.’


Fiat has made sure that this mad Abarth looks the part. The ultra-light OZ rims and body kit with wider wheel arches and side skirts set the car off a treat. While the front bumper and rear spoiler have been redesigned to maximise air flow. Inside there’s plenty of carbon fibre, while outside the hole for the aerial is sealed with a milled aluminium cap wearing the 695 logo. Fancy. It even comes with some sporty decals but, er, you have to apply them yourself.


Under the bonnet is where the car really earns its racing stripes. The turbocharged 1.4-litre T-jet engine now delivers 250Nm at 330rpm and – drumroll please – 190PS at 5500rpm. How? Improved breathing and bolting on a bigger turbo. Simple.


You might expect all this to add up to a Fiat 500 that had been possessed by a manic, feverous, Italian spirit, but in truth the extra horses are all completely useable with the power delivered in such a smooth, progressive fashion you almost forget you're in a racer. You can’t even hear the engine. There’s no shove in the back as you get going and keeping the engine on the boil needs very little work, especially if you keep that ‘sport’ button depressed and opt for the dog ring gearbox.


And it’s this gearbox where the 695 really shows off its racing pedigree, both literally and metaphorically speaking. The gator-less turret is either a thing of great beauty or the automotive equivalent of a pair of incredibly tight leather trousers. Probably a bit of both. What does it do? The gearbox basically means you don’t have to use the clutch for upshifts, if you get the shift right.


So the Abarth 695 is sheer lunacy and a total waste of (a lot of) money, right? Well, no. It has been designed as a road car for the race track and can trace its lineage to the Trofeo Abarth series racers. So it’s out on track where the car starts to make sense, especially with the dog ’box.


It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you’ve got the knack it’s very rewarding. Gun the engine until you’re nearly at the limiter, take a deep breath and with a strong hand bang it into the next forward gear. You mustn’t pause, and you mustn’t hesitate otherwise you’ll spend the rest of the lap recovering and you’ll need a plaster for your ego. It’s brutal, and a bit like driving a hopped up classic Mini with its straight-cut ’box, only without the whine. The dog ’box, though, was an £8500 optional extra.


Yep, that’s right - £8500 for the dog ’box. And that’s not the only performance option, either. Have a seat and help yourself to an espresso while I run through the options list. The Lexan polycarbonate door windows were another £1775. Plus the aluminium bonnet (and a few other bits) for £2990. Oh, and don’t forget the carbon pack: £3770. That’s £17,035 for that little lot, plus £32,990 for the car. A grand total of £50,025.

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1.4 T-Jet 180 70th Anniversary 3dr

  • 2021
  • 239 miles
  • Motorpoint Peterborough
  • Peterborough, PE15BL
Price:£24,999
HP: £671.34/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £671.34, Customer Deposit: £3,749.00, Total Deposit: £3,749.85, Total Charge For Credit: £2,919.09, Total Amount Payable: £27,918.09, Representative APR: 8.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 8.52%

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Ask the heycar experts: common questions

What's the difference between the Abarth 595 and 695?

Both the Abarth 595 and 695 use the same 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine – but the 695 has power boosted from 140 to 190PS. That means it'll accelerate to 62mph in 5.9 seconds – 0.8 seconds quicker than the 595.

Russell Campbell

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Is the Abarth 695 based on a Fiat 500?

Yes. The Abarth 695 is a pocket rocket version of the Fiat 500. It's based on the Fiat and is made by the brand's sporting subsidiary, Abarth.

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What engine does an Abarth 695 have?

The Abarth 695 uses a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine which delivers 190PS and 250Nm of torque. It'll accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds while top speed is 143mph.

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