Or 385 hp, in normal mode
If the tires are the legs of a car, it’s the equivalent of gluing a cyclist’s shoes to the pedals and tying the racing bike behind a Lamborghini. Poor, poor legs. The scenario with a cyclist is not something we necessarily have to see, but a sprint with this Fiat 500 Abarth with 500 hp on the front wheels is. Even better: it can be yours. If you can use the cliché ‘bomb’ with one car, this is it.
The previous owner – he is now at a dealer – picked the single turbo from the 1.4-liter four-cylinder and mounted two new ones. To keep the pistons from flying into the stratosphere, he had the engine tackled with forged parts. If you get a normal tank of 98, you can count on 385 hp and 417 Nm. In the back is an extra tank for ethanol. When the engine injects the ethanol (at the push of a button), the power increases to 500 hp.
Other extras on the Fiat 500 Abarth with 500 hp
Behind the driver is a roll cage and there are also things like an extra screen for relevant motorcycle matters. Officially this is still a Fiat 500 Abarth (from when Abarth was still a label, and not its own brand), but the owner converted the car into the facelift model without the Fiat badges. The odometer of the car reads 169,012 kilometers, but the converted engine is only 29,000 kilometers old. If you dare, you can pick it up for 22,995 euros at Westri in Bennekom.