ABARTH 500C Esseesse – “More Horsepower, More Torque, More Speed.”
The Abarth engineers have designed and Esseesse kits for the Abarth 500C with the aim of creating a unique driving experience in terms of performance, handling, comfort and safety. As always, Abarth tuning is an indissoluble mix of performance and safety: any increase in the former is reflected by at least an equivalent rise in the latter.
For example, the “Koni” shock absorbers included in the kit guarantee the car the best roadholding in maximum safety, adapting it to a personal driving style. The compression and expansion of the shock absorbers also allows the car to roll more easily along the road, contributing to superior car handling under all road conditions.
At the same time, the kit gives the cars an injection of power, significantly improving performance and acceleration yet without affecting the CO2 levels. What’s more, if you select the sport function, standard on all Abarth cars, the new kit further enhances driving satisfaction. As is traditional with Abarth, the Esseesse kit for the 500C is delivered to customers in a wooden case and is fitted exclusively by official Abarth tuning centres to ensure the highest standards of monitoring and safety.
Esseesse kit for the Abarth 500C
The kit for the Abarth 500C tunes the 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet power unit to achieve a maximum power of 160 HP (117 kW) at 5750 rpm and in “Sport” mode, a maximum torque of 230 Nm at 3000 rpm with the performance of an out-and-out sports car: top speed is 209 km/h with acceleration from 0-100 km/h in just 7.6 seconds. As with the Punto Evo, the 500C maintains its Euro 5 compliance even once the kit has been installed, with CO2 emissions equal to 151 g/km.
Safety is always the focus with an Abarth tuning, as evidenced by the upgrading of the braking system and adjusted ride: the “esseesse” kit for the 500C fits perforated, ventilated front disc brakes (diameter 284 mm x 22 mm), perforated rear disc brakes (diameter 240 mm x 11 mm), high performance front brake pads, front and rear Koni shock absorbers with FSD valve, specific red springs set lower than those on the original car, Abarth “esseesse” 7” x 17” ET35 alloy wheels painted white or titanium, combined with 205/40 ZR17 tyres.
The conversion kit for the Abarth 500C also includes four sensors to record correct tyre pressure, a special “powered by BMC” air cleaner and “esseesse” badges for the engine cover and tailgate.