No surprises have been left for the world presentation of the Abarth version of the 500: it really has only 135 cv.

As we have already brought to you, Mini has exceed all its competitors efforts to produce a trendy and fast machine with John Cooper Works versions of Mini and Clubman. Fiat must have been really frustrated to see that the limelights it expected to have on its Abarth version of the 500 were driven in another direction. Nevertheless, the small Italian car will have its place on the market and many will think of it as an exciting little car, with its 135 cv engine.

No surprises were left for the official presentation of the car in Geneva. It was exactly as previous press releases stated it was: powered by a Fire 1.4 16v petrol turbo engine that delivers, besides the 135 cv, a peak torque of 206 Nm and very mean appearance that simply asks for more horsepowers, with huge wheel arches to house equally big wheels and low tires, wider air intakes, a rear air diffuser, double exhaust pipes, red caps for the external rear mirrors and dozens of Abarth badges all over the car.

Although Fiat could have given us more on this Abarth version, there will be an Abarth SS model of the 500, which is expected to have 180 cv (at least). Let’s hope to get all of them.

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