Fiat has revealed the newest member of the 500 family, the 500 Turbo. This new model of Fiat is only for you and just guess the turbocharged, and slots between the standard 500 and the sporty ones. The new Turbo is hardly a surprise that we discovered Fiat’s plans for it in a series of version for the 500 Sport .
Fiat 500 Turbo much like a slightly neutered Abarth. There’s a turbocharged 1.4-liter four cc engine, sport-tuned suspension, larger brakes, and a more muscular body kit. In U.S.-market Abarth is endowed with a healthy 160 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque from its version of the engine, the 500 Turbo gets 135 hp and 150 lb-ft—basically. The Turbo is meaningfully more potent than the standard 101-hp 500, and it should be thanks to its sport exhaust system.
The Turbo’s power is routed to the front wheels through a five-speed manual borrowed from the Abarth. Fiat 500 comes with larger CV joints; larger-diameter half-shafts are designed to reduce the effects of torque steer. Fiat didn’t offer any performance estimates, but we figure that the Turbo’s 0–60 time should split the difference between the Abarth (6.9 seconds) and the standard 500 (9.9 seconds).
To complement the turbo four’s additional get-up-and-go, the 500 Turbo inherits the 500 Sport’s stiffer spring rates, shock tuning, and steering calibration. The brakes have been upgraded with sportier pads, and the front rotors were upsized by one inch in diameter, now measuring 11.1 inches. We’re a little disappointed in Fiat’s wheel choice for the Turbo: The 16-inch aluminum wheels are the same as the 500 Sport’s, simply modified with black-painted inserts between the spokes.
The front and rear fascias are nearly the same as the ones you’ll find on that car, with the front unit vented to aid underhood cooling. A single exhaust outlet pokes from the Turbo’s rear instead of the dual-outlet setup on the hotter 500. A pair of rocker-panel extensions and blacked-out headlight and taillight surrounds complete the exterior changes. The Turbo features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Pricing for the 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo starts at $20,200, which is $2000 more than a 2013 500 Sport but $2500 less than the Abarth. The price seems pretty appropriate, especially given how the Turbo’s performance pretensions lie between those of the Sport cars. We had some news about Fiat 500 is that it’s soon in India but unfortunately it is not confirmed. You will soon get the thrill of Fiat 500.