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2012 Abarth Punto SuperSport


The third world premiere to come out of Abarth is the special edition Punto SuperSport. This Frankfurt-bound model is based off of the Punto Evo Esseesse showcased at the 2010 Paris Auto Show and features Grigio Campovolo two-tone livery along with other bells and whistles to warrant the special edition title.

The Abarth Punto SuperSport’s Grigio Campovolo paint job comes with a special matte black finish for the hood and roof, adding a little sport to small hatchback. The model is further customized with "supersport" graphics on the side panel, matte black mirror covers, and 18" alloy rims combined with red calipers and hub caps. The exhaust used in this special edition comes straight from the Esseesse model.

For the interior, Abarth has added comfort and style with "Abarth Corsa by Sabelt" black leather seats with a gloss back backrest and a black leather steering wheel. These elements are then highlighted with double red and yellow stitching. Stainless steel pedals with Abarth branding and an Abarth Blue&MeTM MAP satellite navigation unit with a telemetric function developed in conjunction with Magneti Marelli add more spunk to the SuperSport model.

Safety is also not an issue in this special edition as Abarth has added a modified suspension, floating, perforated and self-ventilated front disc brakes with over-sized four-piston red brake calipers, perforated rear disc brakes, high performance front brake pads, front and rear Koni shock absorbers with FSD (Frequency Selective Dumping) valve, and specially lowered springs.

Under the hood, Abarth has placed the same 1.4 Multiair engine found in the Esseesse to power the hatchback. This engine develops 180 HP at 5,750rpm and a peak torque of 199 lbs-ft at 2,500 rpm, allowing the car to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 134 mph.




5 comments:

I don’t think that its engine is not enough for this kind of car, I think they should upgrade it first. However, I love the sleek body paint of this one, and it is absolutely striking and lovely about that.

Physically looked aggressive, strong and bold. The black covering the front give more expressive look. Another thing good about this hatchback is the wheel and roof and mouthed gear, all complemented great.

The combination of matte and gray theme is awesome. The smooth furnish and high-technology features of the Punto SuperSport has made the car to look more aggressive. BTW, I wonder if this vehicle is using the same disc brakes with the Evo Esseesse.

Although the Abarth had based this vehicle in the Punto Evo Esseesse still I don’t see any similarities between the two. Actually, I find it kind of good at least this model will not be a shadow of any concept. I really can see the uniqueness of the Punto SuperSport.

love the styling of this... its snub nosed but looks eager to get moving. dont know how the smaller frame would be effected by a car accident tho, id hate for something to come poking through the foot-well like it did when i crashed my last hatchback smiley

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