The esseesse kit, adds around £3000 to the cost of the standard Abarth Punto Evo (£16,852 OTR), and is delivered in a high quality wooden crate, and once the contents have been emptied, the crate is then given to customer as a memento.
The Abarth Punto Evo is now available with the esseesse performance kit, which can be specified with a new model or undertaken within the first 12 months or 12,500 miles.
The esseesse performance kit, fitted by an Abarth appointed dealership, increases power of the 1.4 litre turbocharged engine to 180bhp as well as adding other technical and cosmetic equipment.
The ECU is upgraded, allowing the engine to produced 180bhp with the Garrett GT1446 fixed-geometry turbo. The results in the Abarth Punto Evo esseesse achieving 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds, with a top speed of 134mph.
Fully floating self-ventilated front and cross drilled rear disc brakes and fitted with Brembo M4x40 front callipers. A lower ride height comes courtesy of uprated Abarth springs and Koni FSD dampers are fitted at the front and rear. The Abarth switch features, allowing the car to switch from "Normal" driving mode to "Sport", along with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The Euro 5-compliant Abarth Punto esseesse comes with standard equipment including Start&Stop, MultiAir technology and a Gear Shift Indicator. The combined fuel economy figure is 47.1mpg and CO2 emissions, 142g/km.
“The Abarth Punto Evo already has a winning combination of great looks, technology and high performance,” says Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth in the UK. “Now the esseesse conversion will take it to an extra level for customers wishing to realise their car’s full potential.”
The esseesse kit, adds around £3000 to the cost of the standard Abarth Punto Evo (£16,852 OTR), and is delivered in a high quality wooden crate, and once the contents have been emptied, the crate is then given to customer as a memento.Published 7 July 2011