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Pogea Racing develops insane Abarth 500 tuning kit

If you own an Abarth 500 and are thirsty for more grunt, then you’ll be happy to know Pogea Racing has come up with a very serious performance program for it.

Pogea Racing Abarth Fiat 500

Already a potent hatch straight out of the factory, the new kit pushes the 1.4-litre turbo engine to an insane 244kW and 411Nm. Thanks to the added power, the little Abarth can shoot from 0-100km/h in just 5.1 seconds, topping out at 262km/h.

The extra power is thanks to a larger intercooler, custom forged pistons, uprated fuel injectors, a second fuel pump, larger intake and exhaust ducts, and last but no least, an upgraded turbo.

Other than the engine tuning, the tuned Abarth also sports a set of KW Sport shock absorbers as well as a set of 17-inch OZ Racing SuperTurismo GT alloy wheels. The front brakes have also been replaced with new six-piston calipers and 313mm discs.

Part of the performance program includes removing the rear seats and adding in a host of carbon fibre parts for their weight saving measures. All up, a total of 71kg is removed from the Abarth.

Exterior-wise, the front has been fitted up with a new spoiler and splitter and a new vented bonnet, while the rear now features a custom carbon fibre diffuser and a redesigned bumper.

How much? Pogea Racing is charging customers €12,500 (approximately AU$17,935) for the kit. For more information head over to the Pogea Racing website.

Josh was one of the original co-founders of PerformanceDrive. His expertise is car culture and aftermarket performance. He was the editor at Hot4s Magazine for a few years, and has since worked at Fast Fours, Zoom, and as a journalist for The Project Group.

  • Michael Reeves

    I am 6 foot three tall and looking to purchase a second hand 2011 abarth 500 with a view to ripping the standard seats out and putting in replacement seats so that i can fit in and my head is not crushed into the roof lining. Any suggestions on seats that would fit and do the job?