With the Abarth 500 esseesse The Fiat Group is the hype surrounding his successful re-launched small car classics on a provisional crown. The intended as a reminiscence of the Abarth 595 esseesse of the 1960s Fiat 500 Abarth esseesse (Italian for SS Super Sport) is namely also marking the renaissance of the Abarth name a synonym for small car tuning. The new high-performance Fiat 500 is actually no more Fiat. Because the Turin car makers have decided that each tuning models (now there is also a Grande Punto esseesse) to bring to the market under the newly launched brand Abarth. Nevertheless continue to come at least the body and large parts of the engine and drive train from parent company Fiat. Even the Fiat 500 has now been refined accordingly: Through the performance kit "esseesse" the power of the Abarth 500 increases to 160 hp, maximum torque amounts to 230 Nm. According impressive are the performance figures: Top speed is 211 km / h, the sprint from zero to 100 km / h takes only 7.4 seconds. An optimized braking system with perforated discs at the front and rear axle ensures daf ÜR that the power of the Abarth 500 esseesse any time remains manageable. Other features of the 500 esseesse include 17-inch alloy wheels, a chassis lowered by 15 millimeters, the electronic differential lock (Torque Transfer Control), a comprehensive safety package, as well as with the Abarth 500 identical comfort equipment (including air conditioning, Bluetooth ® wireless hands-free Blue & Me ™, high-end sound system). Externally, the Abarth 500 esseesse can be seen in the large air intakes as well as the pronounced fender flares and side skirts. Also, the centrally placed Abarth logo and the esseesse lettering on the tailgate give the refined small car its unique position within the Fiat 500 series.