Thursday, December 3, 2009
New Fiat 500 Abarth Essesse: Hottest 500 yet with 160HP
At the Paris International Motor Show Fiat will officially reveal the 500 Abarth Essesse or ‘SS’ for short which is based on the limited production 500 Abarth Opening Edition details of which you can check out by clicking here. The hottest version of the new 500 up to date features a revised turbocharged engine, a full bodykit complete with larger alloy wheels and upgraded suspension and brake components. The 500 Abarth Essesse will be available both as a separate model and a complete tuning kit that can be installed by the Italian firm’s specialized dealers on any standard 500 Abarth. -Continued
In terms of power, the Essesse is equipped with a souped-up version of the standard 1.4-liter turbo engine delivering an output of 160 HP (up from 135 HP) at 5750 rpm and a maximum torque of 230 Nm at 3000 rpm for a 7.4 second sprint to 100 km/h (62mph) and a 211 km/h (131mph) top speed.
Aside from the mechanical enhancements and the new bodykit that comprises a sportier front bumper, side skirts, a redesigned rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and the 17-inch alloys, Abarth also offers a series of accessories for the interior including a set of front bucket seats.