Fiat Abarth Punto Evo is the result of a partnership between Fiat Powertrain Technology and Abarth race-derived know-how. Since the Fiat Powertrain engine was first presented at last year’s Geneva motor show, Abarth has been developing its power with its new 165 HP Multiair 1.4 turbo petrol engine (already conforms to Euro 5 standards) and improving its sporting performance in typical Abarth style.
Compared to a conventional petrol engine of equivalent size, a MultiAir engine develops more power. Further, Abarth’s power output has been optimized by the intelligent application of a new, larger turbocharger from Garrett.
On improving the car’s performance and aerodynamics, the front bumper has been extended in width to incorporate the side flaps. The black intake cowl on the front has also been made deeper to match the lateral air outlets. And the wheels are provided with the completely redesigned 17” spoked wheels. To guarantee safe handling, the Abarth Punto Evo is equipped with TTC (Torque Transfer Control). It is then supported by a powerful and effective braking system.
The new Abarth Punto Evo also features a new performance mode selection system that modulates engine, braking and steering action to offer a choice of two different driving styles: Sport and Normal. And as in rally cars, the driver is assisted by Gear Shift Indicator (GSI).
In keeping with Abarth tradition, a high performance “SS” kit, coming in a classic wooden performance case, is set to give the Punto Evo more power than the basic model, enabling the Multiair 1.4 16v Turbo engine to develop a maximum power of 180 HP. The “SS” kit also includes modifications to chassis components, including 18? Abarth “SS” alloy wheels fitted with performance tyres. The performance delivered by the Abarth Punto Evo “SS” kit is further enhanced by a special air filter powered by BMC.