The appearance of the first Abarth electric car was revealed before the premiere: the first image of a “battery” hot hatch without camouflage was published on social networks. There are few differences from the original Fiat 500e: Abarth will stand out with the original front bumper, the Turin studio label will appear on the hood, and its large name in words will appear on the imitation of the radiator grille. Upgrades of the chassis and interior are likely, as well as a bet on a forced electric motor.
The electric Fiat 500e debuted in the spring of 2020, so Abarth had plenty of time to fine-tune it. According to unofficial data, the “battery” hot hatch will be much more dynamic than the original model: the engine will develop at least 177 horsepower, acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers per hour will take only seven seconds, and the maximum speed will be 160 kilometers per hour.
If the insiders are right, then the electric car will be comparable in dynamics to the gasoline Abarth 595 and 695. The electric car is expected to have a synthetic engine sound to satisfy the desires of ICE nostalgic models; in addition, the “charged” model must have custom wheels and special suspension settings.
The premiere of the as yet unnamed Abarth novelty will take place in the coming months. It is likely that powerful electric cars will be produced in parallel with the usual gasoline Cinquecentos, because Fiat is not going to retire the well-deserved three-door model of 2007 yet.