Abarth 500 Monza with 260 horsepower pays tribute to Monza circuit


Milanese has teamed up with Romeo Ferraris, an Italian tuning company, to beef up the Fiat 500 in tributary to Monza, which is the legendary Italian circuit. The newly tuned Fiat 500 is now called the 500 Abarth Monza, which will be produced in a limited edition with extensive engine and styling modifications to push the minicar into its wildest dream.

The Abarth 500 Monza is now equipped with an intensively tuned stock 1.4-liter force fed engine featuring a new and larger turbocharger with an intercooler to cool the charged air before going for atomization with the fuel. In addition, an optimized ECU and a custom sport exhaust system to further help boost horsepower to a jaw dropping 260 horsepower (stock is 135 hp) on this little car. Power is transferred to the front wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox and a limited slip differential.

To help claim the new found power to the asphalt, the Abarth 500 Monza is equipped with 17-inch Romeo Ferraris alloy wheels that are wrapped in 205/40 Yokohama Parada tires. And a Brembo brake setup and a sport suspension with adjustable shocks complete to provide a stable ride as well stopping power.

Power and looks go hand and hand. The Abarth 500 Monza also gets a styling kit with a front carbon fiber splitter, hood air intake, rear diffuser, and black mirror housings and door handles. What’s uniquely fun about the 500 Abarth Monza is that it got red and blue racing stripes as the track’s official colors, just to remind you of Herby.

As for the interior, it has the same white color accented by red and blue stripes as the exterior, and with most of the cabin is dressed in leather and Alcantara.

Too bad, only ten units of the 500 Abarth Monza will ever be produced for this limited-edition run.

Source: Top Speed