Abarth Grande Punto Essesse

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Description

At the start of 2008 the Grande Punto Abarth range incorporated Kit “esseesse” (Super Sport). This is a performance kit reserved to the Grande Punto Abarth, installed only by the official Abarth “Assetto Corse” preparation centres. Conversion was available when ordering or after-sale: in the latter case, the maximum limit for installation was one year or 20,000 km. After conversion, the outfitter applied for vehicle type approval: a small service, but above all an extra guarantee for the owner.

With Kit “esseesse”, the Grande Punto Abarth almost doubles in power output compared to the Fiat model from which it derives (a feature in line with history: the Fiat 500 of 1958 was rated at 13 HP, whereas the same car in Abarth version boasted 26 HP). In fact, equipped with a 1.4 16v upgraded to 180 HP (at 5,750 rpm) for 270 Nm max. torque, the Grande Punto Abarth “esseesse” reaches 215 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h in only 7.7 seconds.

To take full advantage of improved engine characteristics, also vehicle trim was modified: stiffer and lower-slung springs were fitted together with Pirelli P zero 215/40 r18 tyres coupled to 7.5 J X 18 alloy rims of special design (reminiscent of the style of Abarth competition cars). This package provided a sportier trim with 20 mm lower centre of roll. The brake system was revised to incorporate ventilated front and rear brake discs coupled to high-performance front brake pads. Exclusive distinguishing touches including self-adhesive “esseesse” strips and roof-mounted chequered flag ensure sober personalization which is nonetheless recognizable by the expert eye. Thus, Kit “esseesse” was an integrated and safe product, as the engine can only be uprated together with brakes and trim upgrading. And all this can only be done by the Abarth “Assetto Corse” conversion centres. Finally, to highlight the kit “essesse” has been developed by the technicians and engineers of Fiat and Abarth in collaboration with Brembo and Sabelt.

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Additional information

Model

Abarth Grande Punto Essesse

Production

2008-2010

Segment

B

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1368 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

180

Power (kw)

132

Power (@rpm)

@5700 rpm

Torque (Nm)

270

Torque (@rpm)

@3000 rpm

0-100km/h

7,7 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

215 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

134 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

6,9

CO2 (g/km)

162 g/km

Gearbox

6 ΜΤ

Weight

1185 kg

Length

4065 mm

Width

1726 mm

Height

1470 mm

Wheelbase

2510 mm

Front Track

1483 mm

Rear Track

1471 mm

Boot Space

275

Tire Size

215/40 R18

Front Brakes

305mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

265mm Discs