197bhp Abarth 500 Tuned By Karl Schnorr Kraftfahrzeuge

German tuner Karl Schnorr Kraftfahrzeuge has had a rummage in the engine bay of the Abarth 500 and come up with a pair of tuning packages that improve performnance from the 135bhp 1.4-litre engine.

Karl Schnorr Kraftfahrzeuge Abarth 500

The first upgrade is Power Level I and takes the engine up to 163bhp with torque increased from 206Nm of torque to 251Nm, and costs €950.

Power Level II takes things further. By fitting a bigger turbocharger, sports exhaust system and a quick ECU Remap the little Abarth manages to achieve 197bhp. That’s a lot of power for such a small car, but the price tag isn’t small – €5,050.

Karl Schnorr Kraftfahrzeuge also offer you the chance to improve the Abarth’s looks with a set of red 17-inch OZ aluminium rims and a suspension lowering kit to drop the ride height and improve the car’s road holding.

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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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