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 |  Jul 01 2010, 5:12 PM

Front wheel drive cars and big power are usually a winning formula to make a car handle like your worst nightmare. If well engineered cars from the factory, like the Mazdaspeed3, have unpleasant torque steer from a 263 horsepower four-cylinder engine, how will a diminutive FIAT 500 deal with similar levels of power?

To be honest, we’re not sure, but we figured we would entice you with this awkwardly-named special edition, the Pogea Racing FIAT 500 Ferrari Dealers Edition, ostensibly a car for people who sell Ferraris but can’t afford them.

The stock FIAT 500 Abarth makes 160 horsepower and 169 lb-ft of torque, but with a new turbocharger, exhaust system, downpipe and catalytic converter, the upgraded car makes 264 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. Pogea Racing claims to have added better brakes to cope with the torque, but that does little to reassure that it’s not an ill-tempered S.O.B when being driven. On the other hand, how cool does it look? If you said “very cool”, you are correct.

Get more Fiat 500 news and info at Fiat500Owners.com

[Source: Autoblog]