Pogea Racing Fiat 500 Abarth Ferarri Dealer Edition – 268hp and the Weight of a House Fly

Pogea Racing Fiat 500

When Fiat first introduced the 500 it was very exciting to know that there is an alternative to the Mini Cooper. Then came the angrier Fiat 500 Abarth, which is an incredibly zippy little car producing 165hp. The aftermarket community quickly jumped on board with offerings like the Karl Schnorr Kraftfahrzeuge Fiat 500 Abarth showing up. Now, German tuning company Pogea Racing is getting into the game. And they chose to apply their craft to none other than the limited edition Fiat 500 Abarth Ferrari Dealer Edition.

The company refused to simply bolt on a new, separate, ECU and call it a day. This is because Pogea Racing believes that the factory computer ensures the proper performance from all normal functions of the car. Furthermore, an auxiliary unit would just ignore the car’s ECU and do its own thing, resulting in a very confused engine. And so they actually came up with their own software to work with the OEM chip. 

Pogea Racing Fiat 500

Along with a newly tuned factory computer, Pogea Racing changed the entire exhaust system starting from the downpipe. It is now replaced with a larger, beefier, stainless steel system. If you’re worried that your exhaust tips won’t look good, Pogea Racing has gracefully provided different tailpipes for customers to choose from. In addition, they added a new hybrid turbo charger, a new intercooler, a modified intake system, and some new injectors from Bosch.

The result of all of this is a hundred Italian ponies on top of the existing 165hp Fiat 500 Abarth. With 268hp and the weight of a house fly, it is almost guaranteed that it will launch you faster than NASA’s space shuttle. Thankfully, for safety’s sake, Pogea Racing also upgraded the brakes to a 4-piston setup that is as heavy as the factory’s. Pogea Racing claims that it will stop you at least 1.8 meters shorter than the stock brakes.

You can get all this with an optional warranty if you buy the entire kit but you would have to take your Fiat 500 to Pogea Racing’s headquarters in Bodensee to get it tuned. If you don’t fancy all of this tuning, the company offers a wide variety of other services such as leather, suspension, and carbon fiber work. If you don’t have a Fiat 500 to work with, you can still take a look at pictures of Pogea Racing’s Fiat 500 Abarth Ferarri Dealer Edition below.

Source: Pogea Racing GmbH