New Fiat Abarth leaked photo
After Fiat redid their Punto Evo with some more modern features and a few updated specs, rumours have been going round and round again that the Abarth will also get a do. Well, a photo has leaked and it appears that we can now admire a redone Abarth, probably a concept on which the new line will be based.
In a related development, Scottish racing team If Motorsport is reported to be considering bringing the Punto Abarth into the British Touring Car Championship. The recent competition-spec Abarth might bring some fresh, fiery new spirit to the BTCC.
Abarth is after all a racing brand. The Scorpion logo has been around for more than 50 years, Fiat only recently relaunched it back in 2007. The brand is to be seen as a separate division to the main Fiat brand in a similar way that the Renault Sport brand is to the mainstream Renault.
The new Abarth Punto Evo gets more however from Fiat than just a redone face. Power is increased from 155 horsepower to 170, thanks to the use of Fiat‘s new MultiAir engine technology. But that’s just the base Abarth. The even cooler EsseEsse model is supposed to own some 200 horses. The use of Fiat’s new dual-clutch gearbox is also reportedly in the mix, along with some LED lighting.