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An American SS Kit?

An American SS Kit?

If you know anything about the European Abarth, you’ve probably heard of the Esseesse (SS) kit. It is essentially a stage one upgrade kit, with a combination of suspension, brake, wheel, and engine upgrades. The main difference between this and an aftermarket tuner kit, is that the SS comes straight from Abarth (and in fact […]

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Brand New Abarth Photoshoot

Brand New Abarth Photoshoot

Are you still trying to imagine what it will be like to own a Fiat 500 Abarth? I still do, on pretty much a daily basis. Well, if a picture is worth a thousand words, than this guy has about 40,000 words on what it’s like to finally get an Abarth. Forum user Cyberdog, from […]

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The Abarths are coming!

The Abarths are coming!

This is a guest post by one of our own readers, James T. Baker. Are you still wondering if the Fiat 500 Abarth is really coming to the US? Of course it’s coming! Italian style and speed lovers rejoice! The Fiat 500 Abarth can’t get here soon enough. We need a car with the character […]

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Fiat 500 Abarth will get 170hp in the US!

Fiat 500 Abarth will get 170hp in the US!

Chrysler Media has released detailed information on two of the new engines they’re integrating into the 2010-2014 lineup, thanks to Fiat. We already know about the 100hp, 4 cylinder, 1.4 liter Multiair engine available in the base Fiat 500, but what’s truly exciting is the turbo version putting out a whopping 170hp (and 170 lb.-ft. […]

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Configure Your Own Abarth!

While I was browsing the Abarth website, I stumbled upon the awesome Abarth Car Configurator, which lets you spec out a Fiat 500 Abarth in your choice of paint, interior color, rims, stickers, etc. I ended up making a black 500 with the Abarth red stripe and mirrors, Titanium alloy wheels, and black leather seats. […]

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What is the Esseesse?

What is the Esseesse?

The Esseesse (Italian for SS) is an aftermarket kit available directly from Abarth that turns the Fiat 500 up to 11. While the European Abarth comes standard with 135 HP, the SS provides an upgraded ECU which boosts power to 160 HP. The kit also includes upgraded suspension, brakes, and wheels. Here’s the description from […]

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Why do I want a Fiat 500 Abarth?

My futurewife calls it a “fast clown car”. My mother was very surprised I would want something so “much rounder than my 300ZX“. While I can’t argue with the lack of a standard sports car profile on the Fiat 500, there’s just something about it that excites me. I’ll admit that the base model is […]

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