Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday March 1, 2021
Home Forums Images WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors > Non-Subaru News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2021, 08:10 AM   #1
Scooby Guru
Member#: 73805
Join Date: Nov 2004
Default Fiat 500 Abarth Hercules (No USA)

Fiat 500 Abarth Hercules Is One Mean-Looking Hot Hatch


It's such a shame Fiat's hot hatch is no longer sold in the US.

Fiat's future in America is looking bleak. Currently, the 500X is the only model the Italian automaker sells in America after the 500 hatchback and 124 Spider were discontinued. Sadly, this also means the hot Fiat 500 Abarth is also forbidden fruit in the US.

It's a shame because Fiat recently updated the Abarth 500 for the 2021 model year in Europe with more power than the US version, but German tuner Pogea Racing has taken it to the next level, giving the hot hatchback a new dose of attitude in its latest tuning project dubbed the "Hercules".

Based on the Fiat 500 Abarth 595 Competizione, the high-performance hatchback's 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine has been boosted to 217 horsepower and 258 lb-ft, up from 177 hp and 184 lb-ft in the standard car.

This power boost was achieved thanks to tweaked ECU, a new exhaust system with controllable flaps, and a 200-cell downpipe. As a result, the Fiat Abarth 595 Hercules will rocket from 0-62 mph in just 6.2 seconds and top out at 144 mph. Other mechanical upgrades include adjustable coilover suspension that lowers the ride height by 1.77 inches and 18-inch forged wheels with a choice of six designs wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.

Complementing the performance upgrades is a muscular carbon-fiber body kit adding an aggressive new hood with larger intakes, wider fenders, new side sills, and a massive rear wing. These components can be finished in a clear coat or forged carbon, honeycomb, and camouflage textures. The result is one mean-looking hatchback that makes us wish the Fiat 500 Abarth was still available in the US. Pogea Racing is selling the complete Hercules tuning kit for 18,810 ($22,805) - but that's excluding the price of the Fiat 500 Abarth 595 Competizione donor car.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
AVANTI R5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2021 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2019, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.