Frankfurt Motor Show: Hamann Largo based on Fiat 500

Article by Christian A., on September 15, 2009

If you thought that Hamann (Hamann-Motorsport) is specialized only in tuning the most powerful cars in the world you have to reconsider this because the Germans unveiled at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show the new Fiat 500 Largo, a new customization program for the small hatchback.

The new customization kit from Hamann includes a new front bumper with integrated LED-lights as well as new wing extensions at the front and at the back meant to broaden the car body by impressive 30 mm at the front axle and 35 mm at the rear axle. The new customization kit for the Fiat 500 also includes new side sills, a new rear roof spoiler and a redesigned rear bumper with integrated air diffuser, as well as 4-pipe exhaust system.

These aerodynamic components are all made from light composite materials and are designed to give the Hamann Largo Fiat 500 a more masculine look.

The customization kit from Hamman is completed by the new Largo Forged Anodized wheels available in 8.0 x 18 for the front axle and 9.0 x 18 for the rear axle. These rims are wrapped in tires measuring 215/35 ZR18 or 225/35 ZR18. A new suspension kit was also added in order to lower the center of gravity of the Fiat 500 by up to 60 mm.

With the help of the sport exhaust system consisting in an end muffler with four round stainless steel pipes, a pre-muffler with a metal catalyser and a sport manifold the power level of the engine in the Hamann Largo Fiat 500 was boosted to an impressive 265 hp of max output at 5,630 rpm and 348 Nm of peak torque at 4,200 rpm.

With these numbers, the car needed also a new braking system and the tuner installed a new set of two perforated and internally ventilated brake discs (diameter 280 mm x 28 mm) at the front axle in combination with red 4-piston brake calipers and steel-covered brake tubes. Optionally, the rear axle can be equipped with discs measuring 257 mm in diameter). Inside we find a new set of aluminum pedals and a door mat set with embroidered Hamann sportive logo.

The Frankfurt Motor Show – along with the Hanover Commercial Vehicle Show – is part of the annual Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) or International Motor Show Germany. The IAA is organized by the Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA – Association of the German Automotive Industry).

The IAA Frankfurt is reserved for passenger vehicles and some motorcycles. It is held during odd-numbered years. Meanwhile, the IAA Hanover is set every even-numbered years. It is reserved for commercial vehicles.

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Hamann Largo Fiat 500

Last year, the tuning specialist HAMANN-Motorsport confirmed that it is not only one of the best addresses for refining BMW BMW models and exclusive luxury automobiles. With the sportive accessory programme for the Fiat 500 Fiat 500 , the Laupheim-based technicians left their long-established grounds and joyfully and blissfully indulged in refining the trendy retro scooter. Their efforts paid out, the refining line for the Italian compact car met the approval of the Fiat 500 enthusiasts. Therefore, HAMANN now adds the impressive broad modification HAMANN LARGO to its portfolio.

HAMANN-Motorsport did not have to venture unchartered grounds, as the company has been specialised in such sporty modifications for many years already. The latest impressive contributions by the tuning expert were the Mercedes SLR VOLCANO, the BMW X6 TYCOON EVO or the Porsche Cayenne CYCLONE.

For the modified design vocabulary of the trendy Italian, the engineers designed new aerodynamics components made of light composite materials. Perfectly manufactured extensions seamlessly fit into the car body design and give the LARGO a masculine appearance. A striking eye-catcher is the re-designed front skirt with integrated LED-lights. Special wing extensions are added at the front and the back. They broaden the car body by impressive 30 millimetres at the front- and 35 millimetres at the back axle.

The visual excellence is rendered by the perfectly shaped side skirts. And also the newly designed tail is remarkable: four exhaust end pipes and a diffuser which resembles the Ferrari Ferrari element leave an extraordinary mark at the tail. It goes without saying that all HAMANN-components do not only convince with their look, but also with their aerodynamic characteristics. They produce an optimised air duct across the car silhouette and therefore render additional downforce.

Matching the new, dynamic automobile look, HAMANN-Motorsport offers the striking design wheel LARGO FORGED ANODIZED. The matt black anodised, one-part rim is available in 8.0 x 18 for the front- and 9.0 x 18 for the rear axle. In addition, HAMANN offers matching tyres measuring 215/35 ZR18 or 225/35 ZR18. But not only the dynamic design of the light alloy rim is inspiring. Due to its light weight, also the unsprung masses of the car are reduced. This leads to a better handling and more agility. Another enhancement for handling the car is the HAMANN-coilover suspension which lowers the car´s centre of gravity by up to 60 mm.

A specifically developed sport exhaust system turns the retro scooter into a tough sports car and renders a powerful and earthy sound. The system includes an end muffler with four round stainless steel pipes, a pre-muffler with a metal catalyser and a sport manifold. All components can also be ordered separately. The HAMANN-technicians developed a performance kit especially for the Fiat 500 Abarth. The engine output increase to 265 hp at 5,630 r.p.m. The maximum torque rises to enormous 348 Nm at 4,200 r.p.m

HAMANN also developed a stable sport brake system for the Fiat 500 which renders advanced deceleration values. The set consist of two perforated and internally ventilated brake discs (diameter 280 x 28mm) at the front axle in combination with red 4-piston brake callipers and steel-covered brake tubes. The back axle can optionally be equipped with discs measuring 257 mm in diameter.
An aluminium pedal set including foot rests and a door mat set with embroidered HAMANN sportive logo leave dynamic highlights in the interior and stylishly perfect the Fiat 500 programme.

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