THE ABARTH GRANDE PUNTO SUPERSPORT WAS AVAILABLE IN ITALY, AUSTRIA AND GERMANY AND ONLY IN LHD. ONLY 199 WERE MADE, THE SAME AS THE EVO SUPERSPORT. POWERED BY THE SAME 1.4 180 BHP ENGINE AS FOUND IN THE UK ESSEESSE VERSION. UNLIKE THE UK VERSIONS THIS PARICULAR MODEL WEARS THE CAMPOVOLO GREY COLOUR, WHITE ESSEESSE RIMS AND RED DECALS.
GRANDE PUNTO SUPERSPORT
The Fiat Grande Punto Abarth Supersport is powered by a 1.4-liter 16-valve engine, and puts out an amazing 180bhp and 270 Nm of torque from just 3000 RPM.
A special Grande Punto Abarth “SuperSport” is making the scene at Geneva, garbed in Airfield Gray paintwork – the same color sported by the Scorpion’s historic racecars, and, as the story has it, taken from the planes based next to the brand’s original headquarters – enlivened by a racing-inspired livery. Equipped with a 16-valve 1.4 liter engine pumped up to deliver 180 horsepower, with a wrenching 270 Nm peak torque at speeds as low as 3000 revs, the Grande Punto Abarth “SuperSport” racing version hits a top speed of 215 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 7.5 seconds. In addition, a variable backpressure dual-mode exhaust system enhances engine sound, producing a distinctive throaty roar over 4000 rpm. With performance features like these, there can be no doubt that this is a car whose whole heart and soul is in racing.
Performance also benefits from a number of Fiat Grande Punto Abarth SuperSport Gallery: Fiat Grande Punto Abarth SuperSportchanges that the “esseesse” kit makes in ride height and trim attitude, giving the car a more solid stance with firmer, shorter springs, 215/40 R18 tires and specially designed 7.5 J X 18 alloy wheels. The kit puts the car into a real sprinter’s crouch, dropping its roll center by 20 mm. Just as important, the brake system features cross-drilled discs all round, together with high-performance front brake pads.
On the inside, the showcar boasts Sabelt Abarth Racing leather-upholstered seats – lightweight and track-approved, as befits the car’s sporting spirit
215/40 R18 tires and specially designed 7.5 J X 18 alloy esseesse wheels.
A V A I L A B L E I N T H E F O L L I N G C O L O U R
AVAILABLE ONLY IN CAMPOVOLO GREY WITH SPECIAL RED ROOF GRAPHICS DECALS
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A B A R T H R O O F G R A P H I C S
The Abarth Grande Punto Supersport was fitted with the full “esseesse” kit.
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Special Thanks Go to Nils-Olav Skeie for the information suplied in this article
Nils-Olav Skeie in his AGP Supersport
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S E R V I C E S C H E D U L E A N D I N F O
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