Abarth has revealed details of its new all-electric sporting flagship - the 500e. The newcomer, which wears the badge of Fiat’s sporting off-shoot, will sit above the 500e in Fiat’s UK line-up and marks the first occasion that the Abarth badge has been used on an all-electric model.
The Abarth 500e will be available in both hatch and cabrio forms with both models featuring a host of additional features. The first model to arrive will be a Limited Edition Scorpionissima, which will be followed by a standard Abarth version. Just 1,949 examples will be made – a number that pays homage to the brand’s birth year.
In terms of design, the most notable addition is a new front bumper that features a deeper honeycomb design in its lower section along with the Abarth word mark above the number plate. The rear bumper adds new diffuser elements while the sides are finished with Abarth decals the brand’s famous scorpion logo on the quarter panel. New 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and titanium grey door mirrors complete the design makeover. Two colours will be available initially: Poison Blue and Acid Green.
Inside, the limited edition Scorpionissima inroduces new sport seats finished in Alcantara with contrast stitching. The same material combination also features on the dashboard, steering wheel and door panels. The Scorpionissima also comes with heated front seats and windscreen, height adjustable driver seat, and 50/50 split folding rear seats. A black headlining and pillar covers further enhance the sporty feel inside.