500 Abarth At The 2008 Geneva Motor Show

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The month of March marks the rebirth of one of the most celebrated cars in the planet particularly in Europe. The new 500 Abarth will have its world debut in the upcoming 2008 Geneva Motor Show. According to the Auto Channel, the 500 Abarth was originally enhanced by Fiat’s Style Centre with a the world-famous Fiat 500 Abarth of the 1960s as source of inspiration.

The all-new 500 Abarth Specifications:

Engine

  • 4 cylinders in line, 4 valves per cylinder, 1368 cc
  • Power output: 135 bhp at 5,500 rpm
  • Peak torque in SPORT mode: 206 Nm (152 lb.ft) at 3,000 rpm
  • ‘Drive-by-wire’ accelerator control, without mechanical connection
  • Turboboost by IHI variable geometry turbo

Transmission

  • 5-speed gearbox
  • Dual cable external gearbox control

Suspension and steering

  • MacPherson layout at front with anti-roll bar
  • Torsion beam axle with anti-roll bar
  • Ground-hugging sporty stance
  • Dualdrive electric power steering, with SPORT mode

Brakes

  • Floating ZPH 4.1.2 front calliper, piston diameter 54 mm
  • Ventilated front brake discs, diameter 284 x 22 mm
  • Floating CII 34 rear calliper, piston diameter 34 mm
  • Solid rear brake discs, diameter 240 x 11 mm

Wheels

  • Standard: Aluminium alloy rim 6.5” x 16” – Tyres: 195/45 R16
  • Optional: Aluminium alloy rim 7” x 17” – Tyres: 205/40 R17
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