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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The fastest Fiat's city car

Now Fiat 500 city car family will be present in the racing version. Different from the other 500 that has two rows of seats on the interior, this time the Fiat 500 comes only with front row seats and while the second row seats removed.

Biposto, thus the name of Fiat 500 new family member which claimed as the fastest city car. Fiat is working with their performance division, Abarth to modify the engine and make the city car look is becoming more fierce to follow the 'Goodwood Festival of Speed​​' event in England.
500 Biposto, the fastest Abarth ever. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1x1zmX7)
As reported by TopGear, on Sunday, June 29, 2014, the 500 Biposto took the base of the 500 Abarth variants are known to have exceptional performance. Then Abarth re dispensing city car's engine by replacing intercooler components with a larger size and reset the ECU, but it has also been put the Akrapovic exhaust components which is known to boost the performance of the vehicle so more fierce.
Front three quarter of 500 Biposto. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1x1zmX7)
Thanks to Abarth's engine concoction, making the 500 Biposto now capable of generating a power output of 190 hp from a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.4 liter engine. And as the parent company of Ferrari, Fiat also asked Ferrari to graft the air circulation system that is used on their supercar to 500 Biposto's engine. As a result, the 500 Biposto able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 5.9 seconds.
Interior view of 500 Biposto. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1x1zmX7)
On the exterior, the Abarth's duty to dissected the 500 Biposto views so more fierce by applying a large bumper following wide airscoop to improve the air intake to the engine. In addition, the 500 wheels is replaced with a wider size and inter-blade design has a pretty big barrier to improving grip to the asphalt.
Rear three quarter of 500 Biposto. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1x1zmX7)
Abarth also make the weight of 500 Biposto become lighter with disarming some less important parts including rear seat and now the weighs of the car only 997 kilograms. To be more perfect control of the car, Abarth did not forget to change the braking devices of this city car wearing six-piston brake calipers and suspension system which adopts from the Abarth 500 so not swayed when it was speeding.

To adjust the size of the increased wheels width, Abarth adds the body kit package and changes the fenders become more prominent so make the city car is like a mini monster. "We must build a new era for the Abarth, one of which is to combine advanced technology, customization, and build the car is hand made," said Maurizio Consalvo, Abarth's CEO.

The fastest Fiat's city car sold at prices ranging from £32 thousand, or approximately Rp. 656 million for the manual version. Meanwhile, for 500 Biposto which has been install special racing automatic gearbox, consumers must spend more for £6 thousand, or about Rp. 123 millions. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOPGEAR]
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