Check out this new package of upgrades for the Fiat 500, designed by German firm Pogea Racing. The story inside.
Engineers at German tuning firm Pogea Racing have released a new tuning package for the Fiat 500. The company has done their own take on a Ferrari edition of the 500 by boosting the car's output to 264 hp (197 kW, 268 PS) and up to 330 Nm (243 ft-lb) of torque.
From the looks of the car, it appears engineers began with the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, which gets 180 PS (132 kW / 178 bhp) out of the turbocharged 1.4-liter 16-valve four-cylinder engine. It is also possible they used the Abarth 500 Esseesse, which is already tuned to 160 PS (120 kW / 158 bhp) and 230 Nm (170 ft-lb) of peak torque
Instead of the engineers creating a brand new ECU, they instead chose to install new software over the Abarth software. The Pogea team allows the customer to choose from two different turbochargers, before installing the larger intercooler and upgraded fuel injectors. Like the Abarth models, the car gets a new stainless steel exhaust system, including redesigned catalytic converter, downpipe, and a choice of several tailpipes.
With the added power comes upgraded four-piston caliper brakes. Options available include an upgrade suspension, unspecified carbon fiber parts, and leather upholstery. Taking a cue from the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, the car appears to be painted in the same Scuderia Red with grey race stripes around the venting on the hood. Pricing on the Pogea Racing 500 package begins at €3400.