G-Tech Abarth 500 Unleashed

The Fiat 500 is a modern reinterpretation of a vehicle that reinvented mobility in Italy back in the 1950s. The new car offers an attractive package, managing to appeal to a wider audience than some might have originally thought. But the 500 also knows how to cater for the needs of customers belonging to niche segments.

We're talking about a particular segment of the market, the hot hatch one, for which Fiat offers the 135 hp 500 Abarth and the 160 hp 500 Abarth Esseesse.

However, tuners like to take the 500 up in the stratosphere, offering even more extreme versions of the car. The latest company to pump-up the Abarth 500 comes from Germany and is called G-Tech.

The company shows that it has done its marketing homework, covering a wide area of “go-fast” customers, as it offers no less than seven power levels for the Abarth 500.

The tuner can increase the output of the vehicle’s 1.4 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine to 163 hp & 285 Nm, 174 hp & 290 Nm, 180 hp & 295 Nm, 210 hp & 310 Nm (we’re already at the hot hatch class’ average here but remember the 500 is much ligther that your typical go-fast hatchback), 240 hp & 330 Nm, 265 hp and 348 Nm and 275 hp & 380 Nm.

The prices for the conversions range between EUR 750 and EUR 14,600 (these include the installation costs). You can see the 210 hp version in action by watching the video below.

We couldn’t resist the temptation to what kind of heat the 500 Abarth packs exactly, so we recently took the factory stock incarnation of the retro pocket rocket for a test drive. You can read our review here.

So, which one would be THE ONE for you?

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