Abarth Grande Punto SuperSport
Fiat has released some details of the upcoming 177bhp Abarth Grande Punto SuperSport upgrade kit.
The SuperSport upgrade boosts the Punto’s 1.4-litre engine to 177bhp and 199lb ft of torque, increases the top speed to 134mph and decreases the 0-62mph time to just 7.5sec.
The ‘SS’ kit swaps the Punto onto harder springs, and new 18-inch alloy wheels are fitted and wrapped in performance 215/40 R18 tyres. Behind the wheels are upgraded performance brakes with perforated discs at front and rear and uprated pads at the front.
On the inside the SuperSport gets gets leather racing seats, but the biggest attraction is the Magneti Marelli designed sat-nav system that also provides telemetry to show you current engine revs, vehicle speed and the selected gear. It can also be set to ‘Track’ mode, so that if the car is on a circuit that’s programmed into the system’s memory the screen will display its position on the track. It can also record speed and other telemetry data for you to download later.
The Abarth Grande Punto SuperSport will go on sale on 12 September. While prices have yet to be announced we will see more of the car at next week’s Frankfurt motor show.