Abarth Debuts Punto Evo, 500C Esseesse [Paris 2010]

Abarth Debuts Punto Evo, 500C Esseesse [Paris 2010]
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Abarth, Fiat’s in-house tuner, launched two new vehicles at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, both which feature the optional “esseesse” kits that give the cars a modest power boost. The Abarth 500C Esseesse is the most powerful version of Fiat’s 500 hatchback, and Abarth introduced a convertible version based on the 500C as a companion… Continue Reading...

Abarth 500C and Punto Evo Set to Get Hardest-Core Esseesse Trim Levels

Abarth 500C and Punto Evo Set to Get Hardest-Core Esseesse Trim Levels
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As we suspected when Fiat first launched the Abarth versions of the 500C and Punt Evo, the Italian automaker will soon deliver higher-performance Esseesse trim levels as well. Both models will get more powerful engines, with the Punto Evo’s 1.4-liter turbocharged Multiair increasing from 165-hp to around 180-hp. An even stiffer suspension and more capable… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Auto Salon 2010: Abarth 500 Esseesse is Small but Wicked

Tokyo Auto Salon 2010: Abarth 500 Esseesse is Small but Wicked
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Standing out in stark contrast to all the Japanese cars, and even the other European models at the Tokyo Auto Salon, were two little toys from Fiat tuner/sub-brand Abarth, a 500 and Grande Punto. The hard-core Abarth 500 is a hoped-up version of the Fiat 500 and this particular Abarth is even more extreme thanks… Continue Reading...
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