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The Fiat 500 Turbo is official

Fiat 500 Turbo

Chrysler has officially unveiled the new Fiat 500 Turbo while waiting for the model’s actual release into the North American market in September.

The Fiat 500 Turbo is meant to fill the gap between the Cinquecento standard model and the more performance-focused Fiat 500 Abarth. The Turbo in the name comes from the addition of a turbocharger, twin intercoolers as well as a sports-tuned exhaust, all these changing leading to a thirty-four percent increase in power from the standard model to 101kW and a fifty-three percent increase in torque to 203Nm. The Turbo will feature a five-speed manual transmission.

But those aren’t the only sports-like tweaks that the model has seen, they need to be complemented with some other modifications as well, such as the sports-tuned suspension, larger drive-shafts, constant velocity joints and the ventilated front brake discs got an upgrade to 282mm – for those interested in the colour esthetics, the calipers are finished in Rosso red paint, just as a side note.

The exterior of the 500 Turbo keeps pace with the changes under the hood, getting a more aggressive-looking front-end featuring a new front bumper with larger openings to aid with cooling the engine, as well as some extra intakes to maximize airflow to the intercoolers.

The new tail-lights are joined by bolder side skirts, a rear spoiler and a rear diffuser, with the new exhaust system offering a bit more sound for the enthusiast to enjoy, and the exterior sportier image is finally completed by the 16-inch alloy wheels.

The inside can only match the outside, so there are sports seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and considering that there are fewer things that go better together than a sporty look and power than a kicking sound system, the audio system is supplied by Beats by Dre.

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