Fiat tuning company Abarth has launched the Abarth Punto Evo esseesse.
The performance kit raises the standard car’s turbocharged 1.4-litre engine output to 178bhp and adds styling tweaks inside and out.
Under the bonnet, the esseesse gets an upgraged ECU, giving the revised car a 0-60mph sprint time of 7.5sec and a top speed of 134mph, according to the company. Fuel economy figures have been rated at 47.1mpg with a Co2 figure of 142g/km.
Power is driven through the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox, including Abarth’s transfer switch to choose between ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’.
Other changes to the hot Punto include fully floating self-ventilated front discs, with cross drilled discs at the rear.
Ivan Gibson head of Abarth said: “The Abarth Punto Evo already has a winning combination of great looks, technology and high performance.
“Now the esseesse conversion will take it to an extra level for customers wishing to realise their car’s full potential.”