Pogea Squeezes 404 Horses Into A Fiat 500 Abarth For The Price Of A Porsche

The Fiat 500 can be a hoot to drive. That much more so the Abarth performance version. But if you’ve ever felt that the Cinquecento had more to offer, there are tuners that can help. Like Pogea Racing.

The German aftermarket tuner has just announced its latest take on the Italian retro hatch. Called the Ares, it packs quite a punch. 404 horsepower, to be exact, which is a heck of a lot in such a small vehicle.

To get there, Pogea fitted the 1.4-liter turbo four with new pistons, turbocharger, connecting rods, exhaust valves, crankshaft, camshaft, oil cooler… the works.

To handle the extra muscle, Pogea also fitted a new clutch, flywheel, and transmission oil cooler, as well as 322-millimeter perforated disc brakes packed into 18-inch alloys, shot with Michelin Pilot Sport rubber and fitted to a KW Clubsport suspension.

All of that is packed into a wide body with carbon-fiber panels to make it look more like a competition touring car than a hairdresser’s fashion accessory.

The list of upgrades goes on and on, but the sum total is a 0-62 time quoted at 4.7 seconds and a top speed of verified at 179 mph. It’d be even quicker if only it had more traction from the front driven wheels. All those upgrades will cost you, though: Pogea quotes a list price starting at €58,950 (including the donor vehicle), which would be more than enough to get you into a Porsche 718 Cayman in Germany.

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  • Benjamin B.

    400 HP in a Mustang is crazy.

  • Jay

    hmm so I could get a Porsche 718 for the price of a Porsche 718 or a highley modified Fiat for the price of a Porsche 718…

    I’ll just get the Porsche 718.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Really? I’d personally get the Porsche 718.

      • Jay

        of course, the Porsche 718 is a much better deal than the Fiat and the Porsche 718.. lol

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Why not 500?

  • TB

    Umm….yeah no…

  • Akira

    Just imagine the reliability -but also the motricity- of that thing.

  • kachuks

    I would like have the experience of driving it, but not owning it.

  • You F-kidding me?

    I’d get the Porsche 718 Cayman…

  • Okay how about…

    €58,950..?? How much WITHOUT the body kit, carbon fibre, fancy paint, leather seats….??
    How much for just the performance..??

  • SQUEEZE THAT THING ANY HARDER AND THE WHEELS WILL POP OFF.

  • Vassilis

    The stock 500 Abarth already has some trouble with corners. Imagine this!

  • Bash

    nice, but no thanks

  • alchemistoxford

    404 bhp in front-drive car would not handle as well as in a rear-drive car – either with a front engine or a mid-engine. Thanks, Pogea! But, I’ll just keep my rear-drive platforms. Thank you very much.

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