The 500 Abarth has exceptional performance. Powered by a 1.4 16v Turbocharged petrol engine, it has 135 BHP at 5,000 rpm and peak torque Nm at 3,000rpm.
Safety is maximised through the standard ESP and the new TTC (Torque Transfer Control) system, which improves the transfer of drive torque to the wheels. Plus of course, it has seven airbags as standard.
The styling of the 500 Abarth fully respects Abarth tradition. It is not a mere exercise in aesthetics, but is driven by the need to improve the car's performance in every possible way. Aerodynamics is optimised through the use of a large winged spoiler and a 'diffuser' that links to the under body, helping reduce drag and increase down force at high speed.
But it's the front of the car that really announces the performance capabilities of the 500 Abarth . The triple air intakes feed air intakes feed air to the engine and twin intercoolers, and the nose of the car has been extended forward to create space for the turbocharger. It's this that gives the distinctive shape that's so characteristic of historic Abarth cars
Inside, special instruments include an analogue pressure gauge to show turbo boost, and a shift-light LED to indicate the optimum moment to change up a gear. Aluminium pedals, leather support wheel and sporty bucket seats with combined head-restraints and lateral support ensure you will know that you are sitting in an Abarth.