Italian Stallions: Alfa 4C and Fiat 500 Abarth Get Racy Upgrades from Pogea
Two Italian cars— both very different, but yet somehow, very similar. The Fiat 500 Abarth and Alfa Romeo 4C might not be in the same performance segment, but both share a father in FCA, both have plenty of personality to boast, and now, both have gone under the knife at Pogea Racing. The two peppy performers were unveiled earlier this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. Both got a major bump in performance, looks, and undoubtedly price. But what’s new? PHOTOS: See More of the Stunning Pogea Racing Alfa Romeo 4C
For one, the 4C gained some new speed— jumping up from 237 horsepower to 313 horsepower. That means it’s good for a 0-60 mph time of just 3.9 seconds, and a top speed of around 165 mph. It’s not only fast, though, it looks good too.
Aside from the questionable headlights (from the 4C Launch Edition), Pogea designers went to work on making a prettier car even more so. It gets an aggressive front diffuser, shiny black wheels, carbon fiber mirrors and rear wing, and a few more lightweight racing bits in the back. It’s an Italian stallion, for sure.
PHOTOS: See More of the Quick and Quirky Pogea Racing Fiat 500 Abarth
And then there’s the 500 Abarth. Where Pogea gave the 4C a slight boost, it fitted the 500 Abarth an extra megaton worth of power. 330 horsepower comes from under the hood, and that’s mated to an upgraded 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, if you can believe that.
As for the exterior, things were kept pretty subtle. The hot hatch gets a matte blue wrap from top to bottom, complimenting the more aggressive front and back accents, black wheels, and upgraded interior. All for 43,500 ($48,000). No word on price for the Alfa yet.
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You can check out this gruesome twosome on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed throughout the weekend.
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