2015 Abarth 500 by Pogea Racing review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 3 April 2015 , 01:04:33 byAlina

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Abarth 500 by Pogea Racing

Tuning is an important part in the auto field. It has an important role, as it offers new ideas and it refreshes regular models offering them a new identity. Pogea Racing is the latest tuning company that has revealed its tuning program for the Abarth 500. Let’s see what it’s got.

The Abarth 500, based, of course, on the Fiat 500, loses some weight once Pogea Racing sets hands on it. Thanks to an extensive use of carbon fiber and the removal of the back seats, the Abarth 500 is now 71 kg (156 lbs) lighter compared to the standard version. The tuner added a few new elements on the small vehicle. It received a new front spoiler and splitter, vented hood, rear diffuser and a restyled rear bumper. There is also a larger intercooler, an additional fuel pump, custom injectors and forged pistons, upgraded turbocharger and bigger intake and exhaust ducts.

The Abarth 500 is powered by the same 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine but the unit can now generate 331 HP (244 kW) at 5,750 rpm and 411 Nm (303 lb-ft) of torque at 3,450 rpm. Thanks to the more power less weight combo, the hatchback will only need 5.1 seconds for the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint and it will be able to reach a maximum speed of 163 mph (262 km/h). Besides these, the car is also equipped with KW sport shock absorbers and six-piston front aluminum calipers with 313mm perforated discs and Esseesse-derived perforated discs at the back. There are also some large 17-inch OZ Racing SUPERTURISMO GT alloys available that come wrapped in 205/40/17 TOYO Proxes T1-R rubbers. The upgrades cost around €12,500. The complete vehicle will take out of your pocket around €43,500.