It hit our shores with an attitude propelled by a racing history that rivals the most legendary of marques. It makes passionate statements stitched in leather and projects pure performance from the heart of the racetrack.
From a vision of everything that the Abarth® badge has come to represent, behold the scorpion. This is the Fiat® 500 Abarth.
Power Turbocharged, Twin Intercooled 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque Power
Herein lies the heart of the FIAT 500 Abarth. Behind the unique Rosso Abarth engine cover and Abarth designed front fascia with twin intercoolers beats an engine that delivers 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.
The all-new 1.4L I-4 16V MultiAir® turbocharged engine is backed by a five-speed manual transmission with a 3.35 final-drive ratio for quick acceleration. The Abarth specific equal-length half shafts help reduce torque steer for optimized handling and control
The Sport button provides distinct engine and steering calibrations to maximize horsepower, torque, and responsiveness in Sport mode, while optimizing fuel economy and delivering a relaxed, economical drive in Normal mode.
Like its legendary predecessors, this powerplant eschews convention for the sake of standout performance. The engine's lightweight forged-steel connecting rods have been designed with a unique cross-section for strength and durability, while a high-flow fresh-air intake system with air box maximizes power with low induction noise.
A turbocharger converts exhaust heat and pressure, while the MultiAir technology takes into account the split-second changes and adjusts accordingly. The end result? A 7.5% fuel economy improvement over conventional engines.
Torque Transfer Control
Adrenaline is best when applied wisely. This dynamic feature keeps it in check. When it comes to cornering, the Abarth® tuned Torque Transfer Control (TTC) system is designed to stay one step ahead.It kicks into action automatically by distributing engine torque between the front wheels to minimize understeer and maximize traction.TTC is designed to control and transfer power to the drive wheels for world-class performance and improved at-the-limit handling.It operates with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC)(5) system to enable the Fiat® 500 Abarth to transfer torque from a front wheel that slips to one that grips. TTC has been carefully honed on snowfields, icy grades, and racetracks to offer maximum traction in all conditions.
Design & Functionality
A performance-designed cockpit makes room for all the perks that make a driving cabin worth riding in. Extreme craftsmanship shows itself in the handsome soft upper panel and leather-wrapped instrument cluster brow with detailed Rosso stitching.
A classic centre panel and emboldened air outlets add to the interior's appeal. Aesthetic comfort items like the easy-to-reach centre stack, leather-wrapped park brake handle, shift knob, and three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with shaped thumb rests and flattened bottom are motorsports inspirations. Performance cloth high-back bucket seats, available as leather-faced, are constructed with unique Rosso stitching and incorporate a motorsports-inspired racing harness pass-through. Firm side bolsters keep the driver in place and give feedback during dynamic driving without sacrificing longdistance comfort. The EZ-Entry pull strap design enhances rear-seat entry and exit.
Beats Audio Premium Sound System
We tapped famed ear-candy confectioners Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine to help fill the Abarth® cabin with an acoustic experience that's more club than cockpit. This legendary partnership between producers and engineers has delivered meticulously mapped soundwaves and designed algorithms specific to the FIAT® 500, creating what is essentially a rolling Beats by Dr. Dre® product.
This available premium sound system maximizes every square inch of Abarth with studio-quality sound coming from six premium speakers, a trunk-mounted eight-inch Dual-Voice Coil (DVC) subwoofer, and an eight-channel 3 68-watt amplifier with Beats by Dr. Dre audio digital sound processing algorithm.
No other small car has a custom configuration like this. It delivers a vehicle sound experience that lets you feel every low and detect every high the way the musicians intended. It's as if you're right there in the studio with Dr. Dre and Mr. Iovine themselves.
Safety and Security
The 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth features state-of-the-art connectivity and more than 35 safety and security features to keep passengers connected, comfortable and secure.
- Seven standard air bags, including driver and front-passenger advanced multistage air bags, driver's knee air bag, full-length side-curtain air bags and standard seat-mounted side pelvic-thorax air bags, all offering enhanced protection to all occupants in the event of a collision.
- A unique three-mode Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system standard for improved braking performance in wet, panic or performance conditions.
- Hill Start Assist - This standard safety feature assists in preventing rollback on hills and inclines by automatically maintaining the level of brake pressure applied for a short period of time after the driver's foot is removed from the brake pedal.
The architecture of the FIAT 500 Abarth synthesizes with the road as it enhances the power of the 1.4L I-4 16V MultiAir® turbocharged engine. The aerodynamic styling reflects countless hours of wind tunnel sculpting and amplifies the legendary lines from any angle.The unique MacPherson strut front suspension with stiff spring rate and low ride height helps to provide enhanced handling with minimal body roll. The lateral stiffness of cast-iron, front, lower control arms delivers improved grip and steering precision. The rear suspension's twist-beam design is strengthened with coil-spring supports for greater durability as the Abarth specific rear sway bar increases cornering grip.The front fascia's twin intercooler ducts deliver engine cooling and power-inducing high-density airflow, while design elements such as a concentric dual exhaust system deliver Abarth tuned sound and maximum power. Elongated front and rear fascia accentuate the road-holding stance as the large liftgate-mounted spoiler adds downforce and the motorsports-inspired splitter optimizes aerodynamic airflow while minimizing drag.
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