litre 4 cylinder turbocharged
speed manual FWD
hp @ 5,750 rpm
kgs / 2,367 lbs
Fiat's performance division, Abarth, has just announced the
arrival of a 500C esseesse kit to sit alongside the hardtop
in the company's lineup.
The Abarth 500C is scheduled to go on display at the 2010 Paris
Motor Show, the exact venue the Abarth 500 esseesse had been
unveiled at two years previously.
The esseesse upgrade for the Abarth 500C features power increases
- without a reduction in the fuel economy, and also chassis
and styling changes.
The turbocharged 1.4 litre engine of the 500C Abarth esseesse
now develops 160hp, and a peak torque figure of 230Nm (170lb-ft).
The exhaust note has been tuned to provide an additional bit
of character once the engine passes 4,000 rpm.
The car is finished in a unique grey-on-grey paint scheme, and
is equipped with 17", white colored multi-spoke alloys.
Similar and related vehicles:
Fiat 500 Abarth Esse Esse
Press release for the Abarth 500C essesse:
Bolstered by the success of the recent conversion kits (one
Abarth 500 in three is converted using the official kit), Abarth
has expanded its range by launching the world premiere of the
esseesse kit for the new Abarth 500C.
The esseesse kit for the 500C turns the scorpion-branded convertible
into a genuine open-topped sports car: 160 HP, maximum torque
of 230 Nm, top speed of 209 km/h and acceleration from 0-100
km/h in just 7.6 seconds.
The Abarth 500C esseesse on the other hand, comes with an elegant
Campovolo grey and Pista grey two-tone livery with a white chromatic
liner, an element that divides and at the same time combines
the two 'souls' of the car: the elegance of a cabriolet above
and the out-and-out sporty performance of the esseesse kit below.
The 500C esseesse is exhibited with an original Record Monza
exhaust silencer (dual mode with variable counterpressure) that
enhances the engine sound above 4000 rpm and, as on the Punto
Evo, with an Abarth Blue&MeTM MAP satellite navigation system