We don’t get the Fiat 500 on these shores yet, but we will in the very near future. It’s still unclear what (if any) Abarth performance models we’ll see in Chrysler showrooms, but here’s a sad fact: we won’t be getting the Pogea Racing Ferrari Dealer’s Edition of the Fiat 500.
So what, you say – we still have fast front drivers like the Mazdaspeed 3, the Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works and the Honda Civic Si. True, but none of them are as compact and light as the Fiat 500, and none of them put down 264 horsepower and 243 foot pounds of torque. Sure, the Mazdaspeed puts down a comparable 263 horsepower, but it weighs over a thousand pounds more than the Fiat. The Mazdaspeed, in this case at least, is the equivalent of bringing a knife to a gunfight.
Not only does the Pogea Racing version go like stink, but it stops well, too. Pogea Racing four piston calipers are added, which significantly improve braking. Pogea claims an improvement of 1.8 meters (just under six feet) over the stock brakes, although they don’t list a speed or overall stopping distance.
If you want a Pogea Racing Fiat 500 Ferrari Dealer’s Edition that’s unique to you, Pogea offers custom leatherwork and suspension tuning. They don’t list a price for the full-meal-deal Ferrari Dealer’s Edition, but prices for their entry level upgrades begin at around $4,200.