THE Fiat 500 has been working out.A red-hot version with a turbo-charged engine and upgraded chassis is now available alongside the regular model in Australia.
It is the first Abarth, Fiat’s performance sub-brand, to officially be sold in Australia despite a heritage stretching back to 1952.
The 500 Abarths sold here are special Esseesse models, which means they come with a kit of performance upgrades on top of the Abarth treatment, pre-fitted before they arrive.
The 500’s 1.4-litre has been heavily modified and now runs a turbocharger that cranks up the power peak to 118kW and torque rises to 230Nm.That’s a lot given this 500 weighs little more than 1000kg.
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