The arrival of the new 2016 Abarth 595 has dropped the ownership doorway into Italy’s famed scorpion shield from mid-$30k down to a basement-level $27,500 list price. Stripping back the frills, while liberally pilfering from the marque’s go-fast parts bin, this ‘regular 595‘ is the type of cut-priced sweet spot many buyers having been hankering for. And, handily, it also adds some newfound shine on the performance range based off the now ageing Fiat 500 format.
Fortuitously, the cheapest Abarth lines squarely up against the 2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI, the German company’smost-affordable small performance hatchback, which itself dropped to new fiscal lows mid-last year with the introduction of a conventional manual version for $27,490 plus on-roads. Yep, there’s just a tenner between them.
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