Meet ‘Hercules’, Pogea Racing’s mad Abarth 595 – Top Gear

All four arches have been ever-so-massively extended, plus its installed new side sills and panels, and new front and rear skirt trims. All the new elements are manufactured from carbon fiber, readily available in a range of choices such as clear-coated, pre-painted, and other such hits. Theres even the option of those bonnet-mounted vents.

The price for the full package– minus the cars and truck, obvs– is EUR18,810 plus VAT. All thats missing is a Puppy Power logo design on the rear windscreen …

What is grrr without vrrrr? Below, the 595s 1.4-litre engine has actually been boosted in stages right the way as much as 217bhp, thanks to a really expensive brand-new exhaust system with a downpipe that helps minimize engine compartment temperatures, and a new ECU. Theres likewise a healthy 258lb ft of torque, enabling Master Scrappy– sorry, Hercules– to reach 62mph in simply 6.2 s.

If you require a one-line summation of the new Pogea Racing Hercules, might we humbly postpone to that titan of 1980s philosophy, Scrappy Doo: Lem me at em!

Its little, its magnificent and possibilities are it will not go unnoticed. Certainly, German tuner Pogea appropriately mentions the apparent visual differences between a standard Abarth 595 and Hercules.

The suspensions been updated to four-way adjustable KW coilovers, sports springs, and a decreased ride height (45mm lower than standard). Plus, the wheels match its bravado: 18 inchers wrapped in Michelins.

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