The Fiat 500 is adored because of its cute and retro styling, and now German tuners, Hamann, and suspension specialists, H&R, have given us even more reason to like the little runabout. This tuned version is due to debut at the Essen Motorshow in Germany going on from November 27th through December 5th.

To add a little funk to the hatchback, Hamann upped the power from 135HP to a GTi-worrying 275HP thanks to some clever ECU tuning and a new exhaust. They also kitted the 500 out with new bumpers, sideskirts, and two-tone Hamann wheels that reveal the beefed up braking system. We’re not sure on the body vinyl yet, but do love the performance potential from the sorted 1.4 liter turbo mill under the bonnet.

Power without control means nothing – especially in a small FWD car. So, to help make full use of the new-found ponies, H&R have developed a lowering kit for the Hamann 500 that gets it lower to the ground, promoting nippy handling and good driver feedback. They also fitted a set of their billet wheel spacers to beef up the appearance of the cute car that will surely get it noticed more often while helping out the dynamics as well.


Source: H&R

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  (458) posted on 10.9.2011

I like the customize retro styled made here. Definitely new reason aim and have this car. Very young and trendy.

  (595) posted on 07.27.2011

Promotion of fuel-efficient cars is what Fiat are doing right now. Most of Fiat cars are cute and very spacious inside. I like the graphic designs they put on the car because it makes the car interesting.

  (647) posted on 05.5.2011

Well, I have to say that Fiat has been so popular for its so fuel efficient. I think compact cars are the best solution on the fuel crisis! However, I just find their design kind of
old and outdated.

  (398) posted on 02.28.2011

I think the price is reasonable for a car that looks 10x better then the fiesta and is more on par with a Mini Cooper for less money.

  (402) posted on 02.28.2011

Gasoline-engined versions of the 500 are slated for production in Mexico and should begin reaching U.S. Chrysler dealers in late 2010 or early 2011.

  (692) posted on 12.5.2010

uh oh... from the pic above, do I sense that Ford is using that stupid T-shape shifter here??

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