The Pogea Racing garage has introduced a new tuning program for the Fiat 500 Abarth. Not my first choice when it comes to cars, but so be it; first up, the €819 ($1,115 / £666) Stage 1 package, which features an optimized ECU and enables the engine to deevelop 162 bhp (120 kW) and 275 Nm (202 lb-ft) of torque. It doesn’t sound like much, but this little Fiat will feel the difference.
The Stage 2 package costs €919 ($1,251 / £747), and it provides 168+ bhp (125+ kW) and 285 Nm (210 lb-ft) of torque. This mean the Fiat now accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and will reach a top speed of 226 km/h (140 mph). Aside of the performance upgrades, the tuner will provide customers with ultra-light 18-inch alloys and numerous carbon fiber or fiber glass parts. Fiat fans, rejoice!