The electric Fiat 500e will soon be joined by the Abarth 500e.
The launch edition car will be the Abarth 500e Scorpionissima, with 113.7 kW/155 PS of power and 235 Nm of instant torque, delivering a 0-62 mph time of 7.0 seconds. At city speeds from 12 mph to 25 mph, the 500e is 50% faster than the petrol model.
The 500e Scorpionissima has three driving modes: Turismo, Scorpion Street and Scorpion Track. Turismo and Scorpion Street mode offer one-pedal driving, when the vehicle uses deceleration to recover kinetic energy, which is then used to recharge the battery.
The petrol Abarth has a distinctive exhaust note, and the electric version seeks to replicate this noise using a synthesised sound.
The Abarth 500e Scorpionissima has a 42 kWh battery which can be rapid charged at up to 85kW, allowing a 0% to 80% charge in 35 minutes.
Hatchback and convertible versions of the 500e Scorpionissima are available, along with the colour options of Acid Green and Poison Blue.
Only 1949 Abarth 500e Scorpionissima cars are being built – 1949 is also the year that the Abarth brand was founded.