(from Hamann Press
Release) From the friendly bubble car to the wild beast:
the HAMANN performance kits for the Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth
At first glance, the Fiat 500 does not really seem to fit into the
HAMANN-Motorsport programme. But the company based in Laupheim is
not only one of the most renowned refiners for BMW-models and
exclusive luxury cars, but also popular cars – and without any
question the retro scooter surely belongs into that category. Since
the model has been introduced in 2007, HAMANN has offered dynamic
modification kits for the Cinquecento which meet large approval with
Now the next strike of genius follows: HAMANN provides the Fiat 500
with more power. The Abarth version is the centre of attention –
Fiat´s sports model. Yet, the factory-made 135 hp sound rather
modest. But HAMANN now changes that with five performance
enhancements. Already the smallest upgrade “HS I“ boots the little
scooter up to 160 hp by applying some well-directed changes in the
engine electronics. The torque rises from 206 to strong 285 Nm. But
this is not yet the end for the 1.4 litre petrol car. The next
upgrade “HS II” pushes the Abarth to 180 hp and 295 Nm torque.
Software setting, modified exhaust turbo charger, optimised air
filter case with sports air filter as well as a two-pipe end muffler
– they all make this impressive result possible. But the HAMANN
technicians even go one step further with the performance kit “HS
III” which renders 210 hp and 310 Nm. This can be attributed to a
turbo charger with smaller geometry, a new fuel supply and an
optimised engine electronic.
The vehicle transforms from the friendly bubble car in the back
mirror into the wild beast with the help of the two race-qualified
modification kits which contain an entire engine modification. For
the power setting “HS RACE” for example, HAMANN uses forged pistons,
enhanced connection rods, a modified turbo charger with charge air
cooler, a race clutch with weight-optimised one-mass flywheel and a
new control electronic – altogether this renders 240 hp and a torque
of 330 Nm. For optimum deceleration, there are sport brakes with a
four-piston calliper and 264 mm or 305 mm large brake discs. The
Abarth turns into a real missile with the modification kit “HS
CINQUECENTO 575“. Compared to the “HS RACE”, it also contains a
re-engineered cylinder head with adjusted camshaft, two charge air
coolers as well as a self-locking differential. This leads to an
impressive power of 275 hp while the torque is catapulted to 380 Nm.
Furthermore, HAMANN-Motorsport offers an alteration for the manual
transmission. By applying a long fifth gear, the engine rev is
decreased by 500 r.p.m. which allows a higher end speed. Moreover,
customers can order a self-locking differential which allows a
locking capacity of up to 50 percent and therefore significantly
increases the traction. Both components and the power settings can
be also combined with the Fiat 500 Abarth performance kit “esseesse“
by the manufacturer.
HAMANN presents the remarkable broad built LARGO as a perfect match
for the sporty power makeover. New aerodynamics components made of
light composite materials are produced for the modified design
language of the trendy Italian. Perfectly processed extensions
seamlessly fit into the design and render a masculine appearance.
The re-engineered front skirt with integrated LED daytime running
lights is the striking eye-catcher. Special wing extensions are
fitted at the front and the back. These make the car body wider by
impressive 30 millimetres at the front axle and 35 millimetres at
the rear axle. The perfectly designed side skirts act as a visual
connection between the two. And also the new rear has much to offer:
sports exhaust systems with two- or four end pipes and a
Ferrari-like diffuser impressively enhance the back section. All
HAMANN components do not only convince with their look, but also
with their aerodynamics. They enable an optimised airflow over the
vehicle silhouette and render additional downthrust.
Different HAMANN sports suspensions ensure a better handling and so
does the newly developed design wheel LARGO FORGED ANODIZED which
perfectly matches the new, sporty look. The black matt anodised,
one-part rim is offered in the size 8.0 x 18 (front axle) and 9.0 x
18 (rear axle). HAMANN recommends tyres in the dimension 215/35 R18
or 225/35 R18. A favourable alternative is the cast rim HM EVO. The
hallmark of the modern style shown in this 18-inch rim is the glossy
black varnish with the diamond-polished rim star and the classy
well. Five elongated and vaulted triple spokes confirm the visual
and technical finesse. The rim is offered in the size 7.5 x 18.
HAMANN recommends tyres in the dimension 215/35 R18 at the front-
and 225/35 R18 at the rear axle.
But it is not only the dynamic design of the rims that convinces its
drivers, it is also the low weight that reduces the unsprung masses
of the car.
As an alternative to the broad-build programme LARGO, the tuning
specialist also offers the “sportivo-line” for the Fiat 500. Front
skirt, side wings and rear skirt emphasise the trendy look of the
retro scooter and so does the design wheel HM sportive I. The black
matt varnished, one-part rim has a diamond-polished outer edge and
is offered in 7.0 x 17. Here, HAMANN recommends tyres in the
dimension 195/40 ZR17 or 215/35 ZR 17.
An aluminium pedal set including foot rest and a floor mat set with
embroidered HAMANN logo accentuate the dynamic interior focus. The
Fiat 500 Abarth programme is stylishly perfected with a flag
For more information about the extensive HAMANN tuning programme,
please visit the web site www.HAMANN-MOTORSPORT.com.