With Fiat's 500 about to hit dealers in North America, we're about to see an influx of aftermarket tuners producing products for the Italian car and all its many variants.
Novitec, a famed Ferrari tuner, has taken the Italian hatch and added its own twist. Starting with Abarth's high-performance version, Novitec is offering several different tuning packages that offer horsepower upgrades from 164-hp to 212-hp.
The packages are available for the 1.4L T-Jet 4-cylinder powerplant with their NT4-Corse taking center stage. Priced at close to $4,000 the kit comes complete with a new turbo, air filter and air intake box on the intake side. On the exhaust side, Novitec provides a new exhaust system. For fuel, bigger injectors and a fuel pressure regulator are included. And of course the ECU is upgraded with Novitec's Powerjet 2 unit. The exhaust system is offered separately for those wanting just that for their Abarth 500.
Suspension upgrades are also available from Novitec from sport springs (that lowers the Abarth 500 approximately 1.37-inches) or full coilovers that come with stiffer shocks. For wheels, Novitec offers 17-inch or 18-inch N10 wheels in either silver polished or matte black finishes. The wheels start at $1,460. Those wanting an extra-aggressive setup, Novitec will accompany an 18×8-inch package for Abarth's 500.
On the outside, Novitec has also developed a new front lip spoiler made of carbon fiber and the turn signals are tinted in black.
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