2008 Fiat Grande Punto Abarth SS review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 3 September 2007 , 19:09:49 byAngela

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Fiat Grande Punto Abarth SS

The best attraction of the Fiat stand is the Grande Punto Abarth prototype. This model is a very special one for its elegance and it is offered with a booster kit that helps increase its power with almost 50% in comparison with the standard model. The secret of the boost stands in different elements like and its dynamic behavior and a stronger braking system. For example the 1958 Fait 500 was able to deliver 13 BHP at 4000 rpm and could reach a top speed of 85 km/h and the Fiat 500 Abarth was able to develop 26 BHP at 5000 rpm and could reach a top speed of 118 km/h. This is a feature that maintains a brand tradition. The Grande Punto Abarth and the one with the kit want to offer the possibility to enter the racing world in total safety. When it comes to the price you should know, it is an accessible one.

The absolute star of the stand is the Grande Punto Abarth "essesse" (Super Sport) prototype. A jewel of assertiveness and elegance, the car is offered with a booster kit that almost doubles its power output with relation to the basic model (up to almost 180 bhp). The `"essesse"` kit also envisages a number of specific elements that accentuate both the sporty look of the Abarth model (for example adhesives with the `essesse` logo or a chequered flag) and its dynamic behaviour, with a particular low stance or a more powerful braking system. This is a feature that maintains a brand tradition: for example, the Fiat 500 of 1958 delivered 13 bhp at 4000 rpm and a top speed of 85 km/h, while the Fiat 500 Abarth of the same year, produced 26 bhp at 5000 rpm and a top speed of 118 km/h.

The Grande Punto Abarth and the Grande Punto Abarth with the `essesse` kit aim to revive the thrill of those cars, offering an opportunity, addressed to the young in particular, of entering the racing world in total safety and at an accessible price.