Following the Fiat 500C and Punto Evo Abarth, the Italian car maker’s performance arm now presents the esseesse kits for these models. To be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this month, these hotted up models feature more of everything that the normal Abarth cars come with. So they’re more aggressive in terms of design and power, and that makes them way more desirable. If you want an Abarth Fiat, make sure it’s an esseesse!
These cars are definitely classified in hot hatchback category. The Punto Evo esseesse has 180 HP and maximum torque of 270 Nm at 3000 rpm, top speed of 216 km/h and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in just 7.5 seconds. The 500C being a convertible comes with 160 HP and torque of 230 Nm, 0-100 km/h in just 7.6 seconds and top speed of 209 km/h.
The Abarth Punto Evo esseesse is exhibited with a Campovolo Grey body, named after the airfield, still operational today, that is located opposite the company’s historic headquarters in Corso Marche, Turin. This was where the young Karl Abarth used to buy paint for his cars, the very same Campovolo grey shade used for aircraft.In detail, the Abarth Punto Evo on show combines this particular colour with an Abarth band in the body shade and 18’’ alloys in a special titanium-coloured esseesse design. Inside, the car features Abarth Corse by Sabelt seats in black leather with a distinctly sporty design and an Abarth Blue&MeTM MAP satellite navigation system complete with telemetrics developed with Magneti Marelli.The Abarth 500C esseesse on the other hand, comes with an elegant Campovolo grey and Pista grey two-tone livery with a white chromatic liner, an element that divides and at the same time combines the two ‘souls’ of the car: the elegance of a cabriolet above and the out-and-out sporty performance of the esseesse kit below.The 500C esseesse is exhibited with an original Record Monza exhaust silencer (dual mode with variable counterpressure) that enhances the engine sound above 4000 rpm and, as on the Punto Evo, with an Abarth Blue&MeTM MAP satellite navigation system with telemetrics.