Abarth Punto Evo Will Get EsseEsse
The new Abarth Punto Evo was revealed at the recent Geneva Motor Show, adopting the new styling changes from the latest Fiat Punto Evo.
Now Abarth are ready to talk performance, and their Punto Evo will stick to the same 1.4-litre turbocharged format as before. However, the new engine adopts the latest MultiAir technology from the Fiat group so power is up along with torque, while fuel consumption and emissions are reduced. In standard form the Abarth Punto Evo will dish out 163bhp and 250Nm of torque, but Abarth have confirmed there will be an EsseEsse version of the new Punto and it will have 180bhp.
The EsseEsse (or ‘SS’) kit will also include mods to the chassis components, with lower springs and different 18″ Abarth SS alloy wheels painted in white or titanium. The kit will also add perforated, ventilated discs along with high performance brake pads.
The new Abarth Punto Evo also features a new performance mode selection system. Drivers can choose to engage Sport or Normal mode, with Sport getting sharper responses from the engine, braking and steering. There’s also a dual-clutch transmission being developed for the Punto.