Fiat’s Abarth in-house tuning division has spruced-up the Abarth Punto Evo and the Avventura models, under the hood in the form of a 1.4-litre T-Jet turbocharged petrol engine.
This engine is capable of producing 145hp in the Abarth Punto Evo and 140bhp in the Avventura. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed transmission. Fiat claims that the Abarth Punto Evo is capable of touching 100 kph from a standstill in 8.8 seconds and its top speed is estimated to be 190 kph, yet delivering an ARAI certified mileage of 16.3 kmpl. While its crossover sibling, can sprint from 0-100 kph in 9.9 seconds delivering a fuel efficiency of 17.1 kmpl.
The changes are purely mechanical, on the outside the Abarth Punto Evo get two colours – Hip-hop Black and Pearl White with racing stripes, Scorpion logos and wing mirror caps. While the Abarth Avventura only gets ‘Powered by Abarth’ branding on the rear doors. On the inside, the Abarth twins get Abarth race pedals, automatic air-conditioning, soft touch front dashboard, ambient lighting, rear AC vents and black seats with red and yellow stitching. The steering wheel of both the cars has an Abarth logo.
The Abarth Punto gets disc brakes all round with ABS and EBD, and 16-inch Scorpion Sting design alloy wheels. It features a lower and stiffer suspension compared to the standard Punto variants, and has a ground clearance of 155 mm. Whereas the Abarth Avventura’s ground clearance is unaltered at 205 mm, but gets disc brakes on all wheels and 16-inch ‘Scorpion’ alloys. Being offered in single Abarth variants, both the models are priced at Rs 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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