Abarth has come out swinging with a tuned-up version of the electric Fiat 600e, featuring a significant bump in power and a more aggressive look.
The company has released a single image of its fettled 600e in Scorpionissima launch edition guise after spy shots were taken of the electric vehicle (EV) being filmed for a commercial.
Just 1949 units of the Scorpionissima will be produced.
Stellantis Australia has confirmed there are currently no plans to bring the Abarth 600e or its Fiat cousin Down Under.
While full technical specifications like the drive configuration and battery size have yet to be revealed, the electric 600e will pack a mechanical limited-slip differential and 178kW of power.
This makes the 600e the most powerful Abarth ever produced, and it pumps out 63kW more than the Fiat 600e.
Its battery may remain unchanged from the Fiat donor car, however, which uses a 54kWh nickel manganese cobalt lithium-ion unit.
As the battery has to power higher-output motors, a drop in range is expected. The Fiat 600e offers 400km of range on the WLTP cycle.
The Abarth 600e wears jointly developed Hankook “high-performance” tyres.
Abarth says the tyres developed with the Formula E supplier have been designed to “ensure maximum grip and guarantee excellent racing dynamics in all kinds of conditions”.
For the exterior, Abarth has made sure there’s no mistaking the 600e for a regular Fiat.
The Scorpionissima edition features exclusive Hypnotic Purple paintwork, while the entire Abarth 600e range features an aggressive body kit to distinguish it from the lesser Fiat.
Sitting atop the tailgate is an enlarged spoiler, and Abarth says the car has “a large footprint”, hinting at increased track width.
It says the 20-inch wheels are necessary to clear an “extensive” braking system.
Scorpionissima models also receive an authenticity certificate.
While there are no plans for the 600e to come here, Abarth fans looking for an electric car can buy the smaller 500e, while the Jeep Avenger – with which the 600e shares its e-CMP platform – is due here in the second half of 2024.