After leaving Cisitalia in 1948, Austrian-born engineer Carlo Abarth set up as an independent in Turin, the home of the Italian auto industry. From producing induction and exhaust systems, Abarth branched out into selling performance kits for – mainly FIAT – production cars, later building a highly successful series of sports prototypes and limited-series production cars, many of which were produced in conjunction with Carrozzeria Zagato. An innovative concern with a sporting pedigree second to none, Abarth was taken over by FIAT in 1972.
With their FIAT 500-based 595, Abarth adopted the most cost-effective method of coaxing greater power from a small engine, a new big-bore cylinder block boosting the previously 499cc air-cooled twin to 593cc. Higher-compression pistons, re-worked inlet ports, a special camshaft and exhaust system, and a larger carburettor helped raise power from 22 to 30bhp, though the biggest gain was in mid-range torque. Abarth’s conversion halved the standard car’s acceleration times and endowed the 595 with a top speed of more than 75mph. Lowered suspension and wider wheels and tyres helped the baby FIAT utilise the increased performance. Those still not satisfied could opt for the 595SS (Sprint Speciale), with 34bhp on tap and an 80mph top speed. And if that wasnAt enough, there was a further stretch available: to 695cc in the form of the formidable 695SS.
Based on a Fiat 500 L, this Fiat 595 Evocation was prepared with a kit Abarth during the 90s: carburettor double body, exhaust, oil cup, camshaft, increased pistons and cylinders. The original Fiat 500 was total modified with a 5-speed gearbox, the engine was prepared and his cubic capacity was upgrade at 595cc, it is also equipped with disc brakes, aluminium wheels and it has a racing trim.
Any Fiat 500 is an absolute joy to drive, but this extremely well prepared 595 Evocation really is fantastic; a great car for club event, sprints, or merely just to jump in and drive as fast as possible!
Toutes les Fiat 500 procurent un véritable plaisir de conduire, mais cette 595 Evocation est vraiment fantastique; une grande voiture pour des réunions de clubs ou simplement pour sauter dedans et conduire auusi vite que possible!