Fiat 500 Abarth to debut at Geneva
This is the first official picture of the Fiat 500 Abarth, a high performance version of the 500 city car. Powered by a Fire 1.4 16v turbo petrol engine, it produces 135bhp with peak torque of 152lb ft at 3,000rpm in 'Sport' mode, whilst in 'Normal' mode torque is reduced to 132lb ft at 2,500rpm. The 500 Abarth has been designed with improved aerodynamics and inside features an additional analogue gauge to measure turbo pressure. An LED telltale that optimises gear changes by lighting up at the appropriate moment is also included. The car will sit on newly designed 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels while inside the driver will find one-piece sports seats and the currently de rigueur flat bottomed steering wheel. It will make its debut at Geneva next month.