The new FIAT 500 Abarth
Last year in Geneva, Fiat relaunched the Abarth brand, by presenting the Grande Punto Abarth S2000 racing concept. This was followed in Frankfurt by the Punto Abarth SS (Super Sport), and today the super sport version of the 500 was unveiled.
The new model, which will be presented at the Geneva Auto Show, is equipped with a performance kit which includes larger air sockets, back speakers, a sport evacuation system with cromed exhaust pipes, alloy wheels, as well as the famous logo with the scorpion on the grill.
In the interior, the sportive look is given by the new sport seats, aluminum pedals and leather insertions.
The new Fiat 500 Abarth will be powered by a T-jet engine with a maximum of 135HP/5.500 rpm and a maximum torque of 180 Nm/ 2.500 rpm. The torque can be increased to 206 Nm, available at over 3.000 rpm, by the simple push of a button which is placed on the central console. In November, the 500 Abarth series will be enriched with the new EsseEsse, which will be powered by a 160HP engine.
All the Abarth models will offer a superior maneuverability, thanks to the larger wheels and a more rigid suspension, in order to improve dynamics and to be able to compete with Mini.
The car will be available with the new traction control system called Torque Control Transfer (TCT), which is able to distribute the torque to the front wheels better. This system is used by Alfa Romeo and is called Q2.
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