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AlexK

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Abarth 500C esseesse
« on: September 13, 2010, 11:00:59 am »
Abarth engineers designed and developed the new esseesse kits for the Abarth 500C and Abarth Punto Evo 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 both kits guarantee the car the best roadholding in maximum safety, adapting it to a personal driving style. The compression and expansion of the shock absorbers contributes to superior car handling under all road conditions.

At the same time, both kits give 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 kits further enhance driving satisfaction. As is traditional with Abarth, both the esseesse kit for the 500C and the Punto Evo are delivered to customers in a wooden case and are 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 Abarth tuning, as evidenced by the upgrading of the braking system and adjusted ride: the esseesse kit for the 500C includes 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 filter and esseesse badges for the engine cover and tailgate.
The esseesse kit for the Abarth 500C is due to go on sale from October in all European markets.

Kit contents

    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 with lower ride-height
    Abarth esseesse 7” x 17” ET35 alloy wheels painted white or titanium with 205/40 ZR17 tyres
    Four tyre pressure sensors
    BMC air filter
    esseesse badges

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    AlexK

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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 11:04:46 am »
    ABARTH 500C esseesse – 160 HP 1.4 16v TURBO T-Jet - Technical Specifications

    Engine
    - 4 cylinders in line, 4 valves per cylinder, 1368 cm3.
    - power 160 HP (117 kW) at 5750 rpm.
    - maximum torque 230 Nm at 3000 rpm in sport mode
    - turbocharged with fixed geometry IHI RHF3-P turbocharger

    Transmission
    - 5-speed Abarth Competizione gearbox - electrically-operated manual gearbox with gear shift paddles on the steering wheel

    Suspension
    - MacPherson independent front suspension
    - torsion beam at the rear with special calibration and anti-roll bar.
    - Koni shock absorbers with FSD valve

    Steering
    - Dualdrive electric power steering with sport setting
    - Sport/overboost button (this function modulates the Dualdrive electric power steering and increases engine torque)

    Brakes
    - ZPH 4.1.2 floating front caliper, 54 mm diameter piston.
    - front brakes with perforated, ventilated disc, diameter 284 x 22 mm with high-performance pads
    - CII 34 floating rear caliper, 34 mm diameter piston.
    - 240 mm diameter x 11 mm perforated rear brake discs
    - Electronic Stability Program
    - TTC SYSTEM - Torque Transfer Control

    Wheels
    - 7x17” ET35 Abarth esseesse design aluminium alloy rims with tyres: 205/40 r17”

    Emissions
    - complies with Euro 5 EEC-f5 standard.
    - CO2 151 g/km

    Performance
    - top speed – 209 km/h.
    - acceleration 0-100 km/h in 7.6 sec.

    Consumption
    - 6.5 l/100 km in the combined cycle

    Hood
    - hood opening/closing control
    - glass rear window

    Weight
    - 1075 kg

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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 11:58:06 pm »
    Put me on the list for those shocks.
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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 07:51:33 am »
    Put me on the list for those shocks.

    Yes, at last they deal with the unpopular ride on the SS. Quicker than an APE too no?  ;D

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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 08:14:43 am »
    can't see the esseesse badge for the engine cover, but sounds cool  :thumb:

    i always said the 500c needs a SS kit, look forwad to test driving one soon to compare
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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #5 on: September 14, 2010, 08:17:06 am »
    Yes, at last they deal with the unpopular ride on the SS. Quicker than an APE too no?  ;D

    No:

    APE
    - top speed: 216 km/h
    - acceleration 0-100 km/(sec) 7.5

    500c
    - top speed – 209 km/h.
    - acceleration 0-100 km/h in 7.6 sec.

    Then think about that with a TMC box too  :P

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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #6 on: September 14, 2010, 08:26:09 am »
    I might have to have a test drive to see how well the Koni's work..
    « Last Edit: September 14, 2010, 08:27:40 am by noddyrocket »

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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010, 09:23:30 am »
    lol, I can see Abarth dealers really loosing out if their is no Koni option for the hard top, as everyone will be in for a spin in the 500c SS then back to the PC to order the FSD shocks online  :P
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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #8 on: November 09, 2010, 06:09:34 pm »
    Does anyone know if the price for the ss kit for the C has been released yet? Thinking about upgrading .
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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 06:21:27 pm »
    Does anyone know if the price for the ss kit for the C has been released yet? Thinking about upgrading .

    Don't think the dealer even for the UK for MY11 changes (including SS for CC) has happened yet based on what John501 said in another thread, imagine pricing will follow that launch?
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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #10 on: November 09, 2010, 07:49:30 pm »
    Does anyone know if the price for the ss kit for the C has been released yet? Thinking about upgrading .

    Don't think the dealer even for the UK for MY11 changes (including SS for CC) has happened yet based on what John501 said in another thread, imagine pricing will follow that launch?
    Had a look on some dealer websites and they were quoting £2750 as long as you bought the car from them! Think i will wait for official confirmation.
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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010, 08:02:48 pm »
    The price of the 500C kit has not been released yet.  It almost certainly won't be £2,750.

    Edit: it's the same price as the esseesse+Koni kit for the 500.  Price varies according to region, typically £3,200 - £3,400.
    « Last Edit: February 24, 2011, 07:03:48 pm by AlexK »

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    Re: Abarth 500C esseesse
    « Reply #12 on: November 09, 2010, 09:37:41 pm »
    The price of the 500C kit has not been released yet.  It almost certainly won't be £2,750.
    cheaper than that ;D ;D ;D

     

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