Fiat Grand Punto was one of those hatchbacks which had a very unique design and was a popular car among vehicle modifiers. We have seen several examples of modified Fiat Punto across the country. In 2014 Fiat launched the facelifted Punto EVO in the market and in 2015, Fiat launched the most powerful version Abarth version of Punto in the market. When launched, it was one of the most affordable hot hatchback available in the market. Enthusiasts community loved and many of them even bought it. Just like the regular Punto, the Abarth Punto is also a vehicle that people love to modify and there are several examples around us. Here we have a Punto Abarth which is probably one of the most powerful in India.
The images of this modified Abarth Punto has been shared by blackbarth91 on Instagram. There are several modifications made to the hatchback and the first thing that you would notice is the high gloss yellow wrap which gives it a distinct look. All the red accents on the Abarth Punto has been replaced with gloss black units. The front grille and the lower air dam all get blacked out elements. Coming to the headlamps, design remains the same but, the lights have been replaced with a custom assembly unit. The headlights also get a black treatment on the inside.
The original bonnet on this Punto Abarth has also been replaced for a custom unit. Coming to the side profile, there are 17 inch white coloured alloy wheels wrapped in 215/45/17 section tyres. The car now sits lower than the stock version because it uses ST coilovers. There is black Abarth sticker over the high gloss yellow wrap that indicates that it is not a regular Punto EVO. The owner has also installed a manual Webasto pop-up sunroof.
At the rear, nothing much has been done here. Now, moving to the part that makes it the most powerful Punto Abarth in the country. The engine on this Punto Abarth has been remapped. It gets a Stage 2 remap from Code6 with custom map. Punto Abarth is powered by a 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine that generates 145 Bhp and 212 Nm of torque. After the remap, the engine now generates 190 Ps and 300 Nm of peak torque. This is a huge bump in power and torque in comparison to the stock Abarth Punto. In order to handle this power, some of the components on the car have been modified too.
The intercooler on this car has been upgraded and the stock air filer has been replaced for K&N conical air filter. There is a sequential blow off valve installed in the car. The car is also fitted with Remus valvetronic exhaust with Akropovic tip with center piping for exhaust. There are even custom underbody chassis braces installed on the car. This Punto Abarth gets a custom interior and custom short shifter too.
Overall, the work on this Punto Abarth looks neat and is definitely a head turner. Punto Abarth and Punto Evo hatchback is not available in the market anymore. Fiat has discontinued all their models due to low demand. These models were also not compliant with BS6 emission norms.