Abarth os preparing to further expand its 500 line-up with the addition of the new 500 Abarth Turismo, making its world premiere at the 2011 Bologna Motor Show. The new model combines the sportiness of a standard Abarth 500 with new levels of comfort and personality. The first thing we noticed about the new 500 Turismo is its two-tone livery: a combination of Rosso Officina and Grigio Pista livery with white liner.
The Abarth 500 Turismo will sit on a special set of Gran Turismo inspired titanium-colored 17" alloy wheels and will be distinguished by historic 595 logo in aluminum on the side panel and tailgate.
The interior will combine a sporty black leather steering wheel and an electrically-operated manual Competizione gearbox with controls on the steering wheel. Another special feature is the special "flocking" treatment for the central tunnel and dashboard, as well as a pedal unit, kick plate, and gearbox trim made in Alutex aluminum glass fiber material.
Under the hood, there is a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet engine that delivers a total of 160 HP and 169 lbs-ft of torque. This is enough power to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 131 mph.