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 |  Aug 02 2012, 11:45 AM

Abarth will be adding two new models to its lineup in the UK market, with the 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione heading to dealerships sporting a turbocharged 1.4-liter, T-Jet powerplant with 160-hp.

The original Abarth 500 will get an additional color for the new model year, while the price will see a slight decrease to £13,975 ($17,186) for the manual-equipped coupe. The convertible model is priced at £15,875 ($19,523) for the manual. The standard Abarth 500 model is powered by a 1.4-liter T-Jet engine with 135-hp for the standard manual, while the MTA semi-automatic gearbox-equipped model has 140-hp. The Abarth 500 now includes the ‘Corsa’ pack as standard, which outfits the compact sports car with Inox pedals, footrest, and door kickplates.

More exciting however is the introduction of the 595 Turismo model which starts at £17,725 ($21,798) for the coupe and £19,625 ($24,134) for the convertible (manual transmission). In addition to the turbocharged engine, the Turismo model receives new pedals, footrest and door kick-plates, bespoke floor mats, machined aluminum fuel and oil filler caps. 17-inch, 10-spoke wheels are standard on the 595 Turismo along with red brake calipers, and a choice of 10 different exterior shades.

Lastly, the 595 Competizione gets a similar accessory pack as the 595 Turismo model, but comes with 17-inch, five-spoke wheels as standard. The Competizione is more track-oriented however, with cross-drilled front and rear brakes, a Monza exhaust upgrade, and Sabelt seats in fabric upholstery. Pricing for the coupe model starts at £18,725 ($23,028) while the convertible is slightly more at £20,625 ($25,364).

There is no word on whether or not these special editions will make their way across the pond to the American market.

GALLERY: UK Abarth 500 and 595 Models

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