Abarth e-500: The Scorpion keeps the watts

He was alone in the world. No different microcitadin can boast of sportiness, since the Mini takes on the look of a bus in comparison with it. But the thermal Abarth 500 is condemned in respect of punishment and new requirements. So he determined to impress however on this case ranging from the base of the “E” model Fiat 500, as earlier than. However, Abarth is not abandoning the warmth completely, at the least for now. As it continues to promote its oil-powered 500, there are not any plans to switch them and different new fashions from Fiat can be introduced by 2026.

A 500 e is aesthetically related, however mechanically superior

But for the Turin to be eligible to put on the Scorpion brand (which has additionally developed), it wants so as to add three components to its core: a brand new aesthetic, an improved engine and a stronger chassis. For the latter, Abarth engineers stripped the 500 and stiffened the suspensions. According to the official press launch from Abarth, the outcome ought to permit the driver to undertake a “busy” driving model. When we consider the consolation of Thermal Abarth, we will guess that the sound isn’t very robust.

The aesthetic distinction between the Fiat 500 e…
.. and the Abarth 500 is not the most notorious.
.. and the Abarth 500 isn’t the most infamous.

Under the hood, not every thing is new. The Abarth inherits the bigger battery of 42 kWh (37.8 helpful) from the five hundredth, not together with the smaller battery of 24 kWh. On the different hand, the electrical motor inflates, rising to 155 hp whereas the primary model is glad with 118 hp. Results of operation: 0/100 km/h obtained in 7 seconds, which isn’t stunning, however, Fiat guarantees, the intermediate accelerations are higher than the thermal Abarth, with 235 Nm of torque, that of the much less thermal Abarth 695, appears stunning, Since it was 250 Nm.

The new Abarth logo has also gone electric.
The new Abarth brand has additionally gone electrical.

While the adjustments in the Fiat 500 e are mechanically wise, they’re much less so aesthetically once we observe the two vehicles. Widening the tracks by 24 mm and lengthening the wheelbase by 60 mm in comparison with the Thermal Abarth aren’t as seen to the extent of the 500 e, nor are the adjustments to the entrance and rear bumpers. Obviously, the rims are totally different and unique, as is the brand that adorns the closed grille. Inside, it’s important to undergo the Scorpionissima launch sequence to choose the stunning Alcantara-covered buckets, however the tinted glass roof is normal.

A dark and sporty interior, unlike its Fiat cousin.
A darkish and sporty inside, not like its Fiat cousin.

It is put in in these seats that we will discover an Abarth sound, clearly artificial, and which is managed from the dashboard. If you do not need to fall right into a little bit of synthetic nostalgia, and that Abarth calls “Immersive Sound Experience” We will be glad, and it’s as quickly as the door opens and 20 km away, with the sound of an electrical guitar, whose single sound makes the metropolis’s pedestrians snicker.

A guitar or the tune of a warmth engine

Nevertheless, this primary electrical Abarth ought to present some good sensations, if solely due to its weight, quite than for an electrical. It weighs not more than 1,335 kg, i.e. 45 kg greater than the Fiat 500. Sensations will be discovered particularly when driving in the mode “Scorpion Road” which gives all the energy to the automobile, whereas stationary “Turismo” Delivers solely 135 hp. Side autonomy, if the figures aren’t but recognized, ought to be arguably lower than the Fiat 500 e with a much less highly effective engine of solely 350 km.

A Scorpionissima finish available to order.
A Scorpionissima end out there to order.

For Scorpiofans, the first orders opened right now, at a value of 43,000 euros (with out bonuses), and the 46,000 € convertible that switches to electrical energy with the similar options, must wait till subsequent February. The first Italian watt was delivered from Bombinete.

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