Karl Schnorr Kraftfahrzeuge, a German tuner, has made a monster of the cute Fiat 500 Abarth. Its 1.4-litre engine has been boosted to 200hp.
The Fiat 500 Abarth is currently the model range's highest performance variant until the Essesse arrives. Or until tuner Karl Schnorr Kraftfahrzeuge has had their way with it, which they now have. Both the performance and visual aspects have been dealt with and as such power is up and the looks stand out from the crowd.
For now two levels of power are available. The first is Power Level I which takes the 1.4-litre motor from 99kW (135hp) and 206Nm of torque to 120kW (163hp) and 251Nm. Power Level I comes at a price of €950. Power Level II gives it more punch on the nose, taking it all the way up to 147kW (200hp). Schnorr did this by installing a bigger turbocharger, a sports exhaust system and by remapping the engine software. All that for €5,050.
Visually the changes include red aluminium rims of size 7x17". The suspension was lowered by a few millimetres to give the car better road holding manners.
Our wish is for the guys on the Alfa Romeo side to be inspired by such mods and pick up where they left off with the wavering MiTo GTA.