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Old 4th August 2015, 10:21   #421
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Fiat showcasing Punto Abarth at BIC currently. Diwali launch seems to be imminent. IMO black with hints of red looks smashing . Would be interesting to see how Punto prices it.

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Old 4th August 2015, 10:47   #422
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Fiat showcasing Punto Abarth at BIC currently. Diwali launch seems to be imminent. IMO black with hints of red looks smashing . Would be interesting to see how Punto prices it.
Wow. Looks amazing in black! Thanks for this.
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real cost cutting.they should have changed the bumpers for more differentiation from nomral punto evo
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145 bhp! Thats even better than the earlier estimate of 135 bhp. Cannot wait for the drive reports to start coming in.
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Except for that chrome, the car looks awesome! But then there's 145BHP under the hood which will make one turn a blind eye to the chrome
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Wow, now this is a real good move from Fiat India. I only wish that they continue to better their products, specially the Linea. If the Linea could get an optional Automatic transmission and the 145 BHP T-jet engine, it would blow the competition away.

Fiat India, please listen & oblige
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Looks very good. As nskumar pointed out the bumpers should have been different than the Punto Evo, but the red accents looks good. The extra chrome bits could have been avoided.
Waiting for the initial drive reports, if T-BHP could provide an extensive review it would be great.
Unfortunately still only 4 cities show up in dealer lists. No Mumbai yet, maybe they have it in cities where more number of Fiats are selling, but still we need it in Mumbai
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Kevin Flynn, President & MD teases- The #Punto #Abarth will pack a 145 HP engine, modified suspensions & more, all in an affordable package.
via @fiatindia - Wow, this one takes the cake.

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As an owner/driver of the Palio 1.6 I cant wait for Fiat to deliver another pocket rocket after spending decades delivering low powered insipid cars.
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Maybe the initial spotting which had a sticker on the rear windshield as 135BHP was the wheel horse power. Maybe fiat has done a clever marketing stunt by launching with the crank horse power. After transmission losses, it will be 135BHP only @ wheels.

Just a wild thought.
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Blasphemy be damned... Sweet Jesus was the first thing that came to mind when I saw Hormazd Sorabjee's tweet

I have never waited for Diwali as eagerly as I'm waiting for the one this year.

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Sundar

P.S: Any of the 'inside-men' can perhaps shed some light on whether there really is gonna be a cut-price Punto Abarth with the current-gen T-Jet engine?
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Love the way it looks now, apart from what fellow BHPians mentioned about the chrome bits, would have loved to see the Steering Wheel from the 595 Competizione or atleast added a Red stitching on the Wheel.
Does someone think the Rear Spoiler too should have been painted Red?
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Maybe fiat has done a clever marketing stunt by launching with the crank horse power.
Except for the VW Group of cars, don't most manufacturers publish their bhp, torque output values measured at the crank?
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^ As per the above ACI article this Abarth version will be priced < 10L Or is it too good to be true

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Also seen for the first time in Silver-Orange, courtesy SVP via Twitter.

No match for black-red combo though.
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