The promo is working overtime to remind you of the original 500’s racing heritage, which no doubt the new car ‘captures the spirit of’, or something like that.
The new Abarth 500 uses a Fire 1.4 16v petrol Turbo engine, which delivers a maximum of 135 bhp at 5,500 rpm, and peak torque of 152 lb ft at 3,000 rpm in ‘Sport’ mode, while in ‘Normal’ mode, torque is reduced to 180 Nm 132 lb ft at 2,500 rpm.
The promo video, that has appeared on YouTube, unfortunately lacks much more than we have previously seen, relying more on design sketches and old footage.
However, if you are an Abarth-head who will happily lap up anything the company can throw at you in anticpitation of the new car, this will be right up your street.
We particularly liked the line ‘The Abarth version was kicking ass,’ from someone called Gutmann, who features on the video. Quite…
See the vid here