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2007 Abarth Grande Punto

2007 Abarth Grande Punto

2007 Abarth Grande Punto

26/02/2007 – A great project will be launched at the 77th Geneva International Motor Show: the rebirth of one of the most prestigious brands in world motorsports. Its symbol is a scorpion, and its name is Abarth.

Abarth has always been synonymous with assertive cars, competitiveness, passion and excitement, and it now returns with a new range that will appeal to all lovers of motorsports. Abarth’s first interpretation of the Grande Punto will be on the catwalk at the Geneva Show, the first step in an initiative which will later involve other models.

The absolute star of the stand is the Grande Punto Abarth Preview, a true jewel of assertiveness and elegance. The car will be marketed in September, to enhance the sporty, youthful positioning of the Grande Punto.

The car on show in Geneva is equipped with a 1.4 Turbo petrol engine that delivers 150 bhp at 5500 rpm, boosted to 155 bhp by the adoption of 98 RON petrol. What is more, thanks to a booster kit, a version with twice as much power as the basic version (180 bhp) will soon be available.

This is a revival of a tradition from the past: for example, the Fiat 500 of 1958 delivered 13 bhp at 4000 rpm with a top speed of 85 km/h, while the Fiat 500 Abarth of the same year delivered 26 bhp at 5000 rpm and a top speed of 118 km/h.

The Grande Punto Abarth aims to revive the feats of these entertaining performance cars, offering young drivers in particular an opportunity to enter the racing world in complete safety and at an accessible price.

Story by Fiat, edited by

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Inline-4
aspiration Garrett IHI RHF3-P10.5 Turbocharger
displacement 1368 cc / 83.5 in³
power 111.9 kw / 150 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 109.65 bhp per litre
torque 230 nm / 169.6 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
wheel type Aluminum Alloy
front tires 215/45-17
rear tires 215/45-17
front brakes Discs w/2-Piston Brembro Calipers
f brake size x 305 mm / x 12.0 in
rear brakes Discs w/Single-Piston Brembro Calipers
r brake size x 264 mm / x 10.4 in
front wheels F 43.2 x 17.8 cm / 17 x 7 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 17.8 cm / 17 x 7 in
steering Electric Power
f suspension MacPherson Stuts
r suspension Torsion Bar
transmission 6-Speed
gear ratios :1