Aznom?s work on the Abarth 500 isn?t so much about the added output the little Italian hatch gets ? 230 ponies for good measure ? but more so on how they did it. You don?t get to wake up everyday and see an engine placed inside a clear, transparent box, do you? Yeah, we didn?t think so.
Traditionally a front-engine car, the folks over at Aznom decided to turn the Abarth hatch into a mid-engine, rear-drive vehicle, one that harkens back to the days of the original 500. Even better than rearranging the car?s overall set-up was the fact that the tuning company also tuned the car’s 1.4-liter turbo four engine all the way up to 230 horsepower and 243 lb/ft of torque. Figures may not mean much in a world littered with 300+ horsepower sports cars, but for a tiny hatch that weighs less than a ton, that?s a mighty impressive number.[...]