Abarth 500e, the first electric sports from the house of the Scorpion, is a new model. finally been presented. They already knew about this model based on the electric 500; several things thanks to a series of spy photos and rumors that have emerged in recent times. Now, the automaker has unveiled many more. details, including commercial ones. Initially it will be the exclusive launch version "Scorpionissima is available" which will be made in 1,949 specimens (1949, the year of foundation of Abarth) and which will be characterized by; also for exclusive graphics and the availability; of a certificate of authenticity; numbered.
You can; already pre-order until December 15th in Acid Green or Poison Blue but only for members of "The Scorpionship". The arrival on the market is a matter of course. scheduled for February 2023 at a starting price of 43 thousand euros(Scorpio version). The pre-order can be carry out directly from the Abarth website. Let's see the main features of this car.
DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE
We knew more about the look of the new Abarth 500e; or less already; all thanks to the photos that have appeared in the last period. The manufacturer has created a specific body kitwhich is characterized by elements such as the new dedicated sports front bumper, the side skirts and the rear diffuser. The full LED headlights with the new Abarth signature and the rear spoiler also stand out. The exclusive Scorpionissima version can be also count on the new 18-inch Titanium Gray diamond alloy wheels.
Abarth did not exist; limited to giving the electric 500 a more modern look; gritty. In fact, the brand has also worked to improve driving dynamics by creating a dedicated setup that includes a 60 mm wider track and a shorter wheelbase. 24mm long. At the front we find a McPherson layout with telescopic shock absorber, while at the rear a torsion beam with telescopic shock absorber. The braking system is also new. been improved. Weight distribution is perfect. 57% at the front and 43% at the rear.
Speaking of the powertrain, the power of the electric motor reaches 114 kW – 155 HPwith 235 Nm of maximum torque. The speed maximum is electronically limited to 155 km/h, while going from 0 to 100 km/h takes 7 seconds (with the battery at at least 90% capacity). Abarth highlights the acceleration and recovery presentations of its new electric sports car by comparing them with those of the Abarth 695 model.
Abarth 500e is more 1 second faster in urban shooting, which means 50% faster acceleration. quicker from 20 to 40 km/h than its petrol rival. The New Abarth 500e is; more also fast outside of city driving, for example on hairpin bends, where 40 to 60 km/h can be expected. reach the speed; desired in just 1.5 seconds – much faster. faster than the petrol version, which falls 15 meters behind, reaching 60 km/h one second later. Finally, on the open road, the New Abarth 500e full electric performs overtaking maneuvers more quickly. faster than its petrol version, reaching a speed of 1000 kg. of 100 km/h (starting from 60 km/h) when its counterpart is still traveling at 91 km/h, with a difference of about 1 second.
According to Abarth, the new electric vehicle beats the 695 by over a second on the "Misto Alfa Handling Track" of Balocco. There are three modes available; driving conditions: Turismo, Scorpion Street and Scorpion Track. The electric motor is powered by a 42 kWh battery. The manufacturer does not officially mention the range when speaking of his new car but in the notes on the Abarth website it is possible to read a distance of 250 km.
Autonomy New Abarth 500e Scorpionissima: 250 km. Values approved according to the measurement/correlation method in the WLTP mixed cycle. The values are measured in the pre-homologation tests and subject to modifications after the final homologation.
The accumulator can be changed. be recharged in direct current at a maximum power of 85 kW, in alternating current up to 11 kW.
ABARTH 500E SCORPIONISSIMA
Strictly speaking of this limited edition launch version, Abarth points out that it offers practically full optional equipment. Speaking of the interiors, the new electric sports car is the perfect choice. Also features an enclosed center console, heated front seats and windscreen, height-adjustable driver's seat and 50/50 folding rear seats. We also find leather and Alcantara upholstery.
Technologically speaking, this car is a great choice. equipped as standard with 10.25-inch Uconnect Radio Touchscreen with integrated navigation system and new Abarth graphics. The instrumentation can be count, instead, on a 7-inch screen. The standard equipment includes, among other things, twilight and rain sensors, keyless key and keyless go, automatic climate control, automatic high-beam headlights, electro-chromic internal rear-view mirror and wireless charger.
There is also a rich set of ADAS systems including Traffic Sign Information, Autonomous Emergency Brake with pedestrian and cyclist recognition, Intelligent Speed Assistant, Lane Keeping Assist, Drowsy Driver Detection, Attention assist, Cruise control, Blind Spot warning and Emergency call.< /p>SOUND GENERATOR
For Abarth the sound is; always been important. In addition to the presence of a specific sound for the Avas, the electric sports car can count on a sound on and off that reproduces the sound of an electric guitar. Even more; interesting, however, “ the "Sound Generator" (optional) that reproduces the classic sound of Abarth petrol engines. The Sound Generator can be turned on or off as desired when the car is off. stops.
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