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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.

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[Source: Autoblog]