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Fiat 500 Abarth SS Gives Mini Cooper S Italian Job

Fiat_500_Abarth_SS Based on the already appealing Fiat 500 Abarth. The Essesse (Italian for "SS") tweaks that car’s ECU to boost the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder from 135 to 160 HP. Torque is up to 170 Lb-Ft. Also upgraded are the suspension, brakes and wheels, which are stiffer, bigger and better looking.

This is a lot of power for a 2,282-pund FWD car. Keeping it from tearing your arms off under acceleration is a Torque Transfer Control system that mimics a Limited Slip Differential in its ability to keep the little Fiat pointed in a straight line.

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