What should I be paying?
We’ve alluded to cash prices throughout this review – but it’s worth going over them again here to get a real handle on the Abarth range. Ignoring the special editions and the 695, the most expensive iteration is the esseese that starts at £27,095. The Competizione is probably the sweet spot of the range and is a fair saving on that at £23,595.
The Turismo (with its softer seats and mid-level power output) is £21,495 before you head near the options list, while the F595 is £20,825.
The bog-standard, base-spec 595 starts from £18,295 and on all iterations you’ll pay around £2,500 more for the convertible. Other notable options include a £1,750 Carbon Pack that clads the mirrors and usually-metal gear knob in the stuff, and a £1,000 ‘Heritage Brown’ pack that brings lovely leather seats. There are many exterior colours to choose from (don’t go for anything boring) and you can spend hundreds of your hard earned pounds on stripes if you so desire.
It’s leasing where the real deals are at, though, and that’s probably why the 595 has been so popular in the UK. With a £2,000 deposit you can pick up a 595 for a quid under £200 a month. Bargain.