The Abarth 500 has the capability of making heads turn wherever it passes in the UK due to its compact and sporty look. The scorpion logo is prominently shown off in the model too, making the vehicle appear even more imposing. It is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that produces 133 bhp. The competition involving hot hatches has always demanded better performances, a challenge that tuning company Superchips Ltd. is willing to meet.
Superchips equipped the 500 with a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that has been given Abarth’s Bosch MED7.9.10 engine management system so that it could offer more power.
After several weeks of heavy rolling road dyno testing and real world assessment, Superchips’ technicians were able to make an ECU remap that merges enhanced performance levels with total reliability. Superchips conducted extensive dyno testing to prove that its new ECU remap for the Abarth 500 boosts power by up to 22 bhp at 5654 rpm. It has recorded gains from the 1368cc FIRE turbocharged engine from only 2000 rpm all the way to the 6500 rpm cut out.
This puts the focus on the linear, progressive nature of the Superchips upgrade. In addition, its Abarth 500 ECU remap provides a driveable, user friendly performance. With the Superchips upgrade, there’s a significant increase in the Abarth 500’s torque output, which surges by a peak of 46 Nm at only 2942 rpm.
It also has impressive gains from 2000 – 6500 rpm. As a result, the vehicle has significantly improved in-gear acceleration to make trips more exhilarating and safer. Together with Superchips’ focus on some details to guarantee sharper throttle response, the end product is an Abarth 500 that’s sharper than ever.