Fiat, an Italian automobile manufacturer, has unveiled its new model named Fiat 500 Turbo at Concorso Italiano in Italy. The model is likely to deliver the same performance, power and personalization of Cinquecento (previous model of Fiat), keeping intact the features of the iconic 500. The car has got vibrant styling and gives aerodynamic functionality. The Fiat 500 Turbo will arrive at the FIAT Studios with an approximate MSRP of $19,500 omitting the destination charge of $700. The expected price tag will make the Fiat 500 Turbo the most affordable turbo-charged vehicles in America.
The all new turbo will feature a single turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder along with twin intercoolers, sport-tuned suspension, muscular body kit and larger brakes. The engine of Fiat 500 Turbo delivers 135 horsepower and a torque of 150 lb-ft. The car is expected to provide fuel economy of 34 mpg on highway. It will also have a five speed manual transmission along with a 3.35 final-drive gear ratio for better acceleration. The car is outfitted with 16-inch aluminum wheel which is identical to the Fiat 500 Sport along with black painted inserts in between the spokes of the car.
The front wheels of Fiat 500 Turbo will be supported by a large CV joints. The larger-diameter at the front-wheel drive shaft will reduce the effects of torque steer. It will also sport stiffer spring rates, steering calibration and shock tuning similar to the 500 Sport. The brakes will have an upgraded sportier pad and the rotors at the front are sized one inch in diameter. The interiors of the car will feature leather-wrapped steering wheel, sport seats, shift knob and an alternative heated leather seats.
The liftgate-mounted spoiler at the rear is enlarged till the roofline as it will give an improved hatchback aerodynamic. The main highlight of the car is that it will get an optional Beats by Dr. Dre sound system along with six speakers. The tail lamps of the 500 Turbo will replace the chromed units with Gloss Black bezels for a unique appearance. Fiat 500 Turbo will be available in colors like Nero (black), Argento (silver), Rame (copper), Grigio (gray), Rosso (red) and Bianco (white).