Pogea Racing has announced its plans to offer a 330 HP version of the Abarth 500, as the model has been the subject of a severe “fitness” program.
If you thought that the Abarth 500 Biposto was the choice to make when ordering a hot version of the 500, think again, because Pogea Racing will be taking things to a whole new level. According to the company, the Abarth 500 in question is now lighter, more agile, more powerful and it has received a new exterior design. The car has dropped its rear seats and it has added carbon panels which are slashing up to 71 kg from its weight. The exterior design has been finished in Monterey Blue, from the Koenigsegg palette, and its center of gravity has been dropped by 45 mm.
The most significant changes have been performed under the hood where we can find the forged pistons, the uprated turbo, the large intercooler, the additional fuel pump, new cams, machined cylinder heads, tweaks made to the intake and to the exhaust and so on. Thanks to these modifications, the 1.4 liter engine is now capable of producing no less than 330 HP and 303 lb-ft of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the model needs just 5.1 seconds and it can go up to 260 km/h (162 mph). The gearbox and clutch have been updated too and 313 mm front discs, with six-piston aluminum calipers, have been added too, along with the new wheels with 205/40/R17 wheels, made by Toyo. The Pogea Racing conversion costs 12,500 euros and complete cars will be setting you back for 43,500 euros.