We recently had the pleasure of a long time customer bringing his new Abarth into the shop for some upgrades, to say the least we were very excited to see the Fiat first hand !
With only a few thousand miles, still brand new in our eyes, this Fiat had already seen multiple track days from its avid enthusiast owner ! The Abarth from the factory is already a go-cart on steriods, but no time was wasted on upgrades.
She came into the shop and immediately went up onto our Hunter Hawk Eye alignment rack, so we could properly dial in the KW coilovers that had been installed to increase the stability of the Fiat as well as provide her with a bit more aggressive right height !
We were able to dial the alignment in thanks to the precision of our Hunter alignment system to exactly the owner's desired specifications.
One item we were very surprised to see on the Abarth is the fact that the entire exhaust system after the factory downpipe / catalytic converter was straight piped with no mufflers ! It gave the Fiat a very stout exhaust note, which was rather surprising. But, knowning us that just wasn't enough we had to take it one step further. Soon this Abarth will be fitted with Milltek's High Flow Catalyst downpipe as well as a matching ECU upgrade to sqeek a bit more power out of the 1.4 Turbocharged engine.
All in all, with its "race" inspired interior the Fiat 500 Abarth is a very cool ride, and we seriously hope to see more of them in our shop. Perhaps a eager own will bring us one for a built motor and turbocharger upgrade on day !