Video shows part of the development of the new hot hatch (no movement, though...) and there are more images. Check them all out!

Ok, we know we have already shown you the leaked photos of the Fiat 500 Abarth and the somehow disappointing official power figures of the car, mere 135 hp at 5,500 rpm, but we had to show you this nice video of the classic 500 Abarth mixed with sketches and the official images of Fiat’s new hot hatch, as well as the rest of the official pictures.

Fiat’s intention was to present the development of the car, but it is a true pity none of the recent videos that have been released, both on the 500 Abarth, the A4 Avant and the Ford Fiesta show only static footage. We would really like to see these new comers move, but nevermind. They will, eventually.

Thought the power of the car is not exactly what we expected (Fiat could have given us at least 150 hp, come on…), the fact that the engine is a 1.4-litre turbo will make it easy for tuners to enhance it as they want (peak torque for the engine is 206 Nm at 3,000 rpm). The 500 Abarth uses a TTC (Torque Transfer Control) system that may be the clue why the company has chosen to give the little car an inferior amount of horsepower, but it may also be due to the upcoming 500 Abarth SS, which can reach at least 180 hp. But let’s not be optimistic…

The 500 Abarth uses 16-inch alloy wheels, dressed with 195/45 R16 tyres, but there are optional 17-inch rims mated with 205/40 R17 tyres. Pretty impressive for a car that size, but they should bear more energy…

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