Abarth 500e Scorpionissima debuts with more horses


The first all-electric Abarth

That’s right, Fiat has pushed its performance brand Abarth into the electrification highway with the Abarth 500e. There’ll also be a launch edition called the Abarth 500e Scorpionissima, limited to 1,949 units; it’s a number that alludes to the brand’s founding year. Pricing information is not yet disclosed, but the electric hot-hatch will be available to order starting in early 2023.

And of course, we are seeing the limited edition Abarth 500e Scorpionissima in the photos here. The example featured here is painted in an attention-grabbing Acid Green, but you can also go for Poison Blue paint—which I’m pretty sure will be just as attention-grabbing. Complementing these racy paintjobs are black stripes on the side with Abarth branding and an electrified version of the signature Scorpion logo. The model rides on exclusive 18-inch Diamond-cut Titanium Grey alloy wheels featuring an Acid Green Scorpion logo on the centre cap. The sporty front and rear bumpers feature contrast white elements.

On the inside, you get a generous application of Alcantara on the dashboard, steering wheel and on seats as well. The sporty seats feature contrast stitching in both Acid Green and Poison Blue; also, notice the Poison Blue strap on the seat for folding. Other key features include a flat-bottom 3-spoke steering with a Poison Blue 12’o clock marking; sporty pedals; JBL premium audio system; a 7-inch driver display; a 10.25-inch central touchscreen; wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility, and of course, Scorpion logos wherever possible.

The Abarth 500e still features a single electric motor at the front, but in this case, the output figures are 114 kW (155 metric hp) and 235 Nm (173 lb-ft). Compared with the Fiat 500e, you’re getting 37 metric hp and 15 Nm more.

You’re also getting a cheesy, fake exhaust soundtrack, but you might like it. The official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time is 7 seconds, and the top speed is limited to 155 km/h (96 mph). The battery pack capacity is the same 42 kWh (37.3 kWh usable), but you’ll probably get a bit less range compared with the Fiat 500e.

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