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Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat 500 Abarth

Year (of specifications) 2008 -
Engine(s) 1.4 litre 4 cylinder turbocharged
Transmission 5 speed manual FWD
Max speed 127 mph
0-60 7.9 seconds
Horsepower 133 hp @ 5,500 rpm
weight 1035 kgs

The Fiat 500 Abarth is the "off-the-shelf" performance versions of the new Fiat 500. The other performance variants, like the 500 Abarth EsseEsse, 500 Abarth Assetto Corse, and Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" are all a bit more special - but at a price.

The 500 Abarth was unveiled only one year after the new Fiat 500 arrived in European dealerships in 2007. The 1.4 litre 4 cylinder engine is fitted with a turbocharger two intercoolers which takes the power up to 133 hp @ 5,500 rpm and torque up to 206 Nm (152 lb-ft) @ 3,000 rpm. The power is delivered to the front wheels through a 5 speed gearbox.

Chassis upgrades for the 500 Abarth include a lowered suspension setup, ventilated front brake discs, and a power steering system with a SPORT button which adds more weight to the wheel - while at the same time upping the torque output of the engine from its standard 180 Nm (130 lb-ft) to 206 Nm (152 lb-ft).

The interior of the Fiat 500 Abarth gets a few upgrades over the standard car. The changes include a turbo boost gauge, a gear shift indicator, some shiny foot pedals, and Fiat's Blue&Me navigation system.

The Fiat 500 Abarth has received considerable praise in a number of areas, including - and you may or may not agree with the first one - chic, retro styling, a fun and exploitable chassis which is not too hardcore for daily driving, and a punchy and responsive engine.

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