Thursday, December 3, 2009
German Tuner gives Fiat 500 Abarth a 200HP Shot of Adrenaline
Karl Schnorr Kraftfahrzeuge, the German tuning firm with the hard to pronounce name, has announced the launch of a sport package with both engine and chassis modifications for the Fiat 500 Abarth that is powered by a 135HP 1.4-liter turbo engibe. Customers can choose between two different engine upgrades. The first kit that costs €950, boosts power by 28HP and 45Nm for a total output of 163HP and peak torque of 251Nm (sport mode).
The second kit, which is priced at €5,050 and includes a remapped ECU, a sport exhaust system and a larger turbocharger, ads an extra 65HP pushing engine output to 200 horsepower - no torque figures were released for the phase two upgrade.
The tuning firm also developed a special coilover kit that drops the ride height by a few millimeters (€1,270). Visual upgrades include new racing stripes and 17-inch OZ alloy wheels finished in red (€1,090).