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Pogea Racing Abarth 500 is a 331 HP Pocket Rocket

What if I told you there’s a German tuner out there that will sell you an Abarth 500 with a whopping 331 HP (327 bhp / 244 kW) under its hood? As crazy as that may sound, the outfit known as Pogea Racing does just that.
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Compared to the normal Abarth 500’s 160 bhp (118 kW) and 230 Nm (169 lb-ft), the little Fiat from Pogea Racing is almost twice more gutsy. On the torque front, the tuner’s treatment hiked the previously mentioned gigue to 411 Nm or 303 lb-ft if you’re on the Red, White and Blue side of the pond.

What will utterly surprise you is that under the tiny hood lies the same 1.4L turbo four-banger as on the regular Abarth 500. Of course, the tuner massage and squeezed every ounce of performance out of it, but who can say no to 331 horsepower on a vehicle as small as this?

Pricing? If you own an Abarth, it’ll be €12,500 ($13,560 at current rates)


If you don’t, prepare €43,500 ($47,195) for a Pogea Racing Abarth 500. Due to the bigger turbocharger, intake, exhaust ducts and intercooler, Pogea was forced to change the aspect of the front fascia as well.

And good golly, they blended functionality with highly sport visual goodies. Besides the flared wheel arches, redesigned bumpers and carbon fiber bits and bobs, we’re dealing with 313 mm brake discs and six-piston calipers at the front.

Of course, the interior wasn’t left untouched by Pogea Racing. Speaking of which, when was the last time you have seen diamond-shaped stitching on leather-wrapped bucket seats? As an added bonus, the street-legal pocket rocket is 71 kilos (156 lbs) lighter than a box standard Abarth 500.


 
 
 
 
 

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