JCR Racing Working On 150bhp Fiat 500

While the 135bhp Abarth 500 is grabbing all of the headlines, here in the UK there’s a tuning company working on an even more powerful Fiat 500. JCR Racing, based in Hertfordshire, have been working on a supercharger conversion kit for the 500’s 1.4-litre 16V engine.

The kit includes a supercharger and new intercooler system as well as a tweaked ECU. To accomodate the supercharger you also get a choice of bonnet bulge or scoop painted to match the color of the car.

Although still a work-in-progress the supercharger is currently boosting the 500’s engine to about 144bhp, and when combined with a full sports exhaust the final power output is expected to hit 150bhp. You can check out the engine in action on YouTube.

Even better news for Fiat fans – the kit will also fit the Grande Punto 1.4 16v and Panda 100HP. The price is expected to be around £2,800 which sounds a lot, but when you consider you’re getting a 50% increase in power it doesn’t seem too bad.


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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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  1. Where do I get the supercharger? I have a fiat 500 sport

  2. Hi Gino. Take a look at jcrracing.co.uk, there should be some more details on there.

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