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Hi, I'm already a member courtesy of my 500x Multiair.
Now also joined the Abarth fold.
Only 400 miles, so far, but already having fun!
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Nice looking car. I like the red and black colour scheme and stripe. Did it come with any options?
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Nice looking car. I like the red and black colour scheme and stripe. Did it come with any options?

Just the stripes and black mirror caps.
Wanted to keep it simple.
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I have the Trofeo version in blue
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Hi, I'm already a member courtesy of my 500x Multiair.
Now also joined the Abarth fold.
Only 400 miles, so far, but already having fun!

great cars and it looks nice... I got my Turismo with 225 miles on the clock and have done about 40 miles, and all fun so far

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I have the Trofeo version in blue
do you have a pic of that !!
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Looks great in red.

Would like an Abarth myself but the twinair is cheap to run and i do a good few miles.

What is the power rating of yours.
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Looks great in red.

Would like an Abarth myself but the twinair is cheap to run and i do a good few miles.

What is the power rating of yours.
145; just the base model I'm afraid
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Looks great in red.

Would like an Abarth myself but the twinair is cheap to run and i do a good few miles.

What is the power rating of yours.
145; just the slow version, I'm afraid
Wife had a Twinair a few years ago.
I loved it; hence the Abarth, sort of
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I love the blue but I would need to get used to the yellow inserts

Interesting, is that the same exhaust in the comp ?
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Yes I know what you mean regarding the yellow, but I loved the blue metallic paint and the only option was with the yellow mirrors etc. However, I have ordered some new centre caps in black and am looking to change the mirror covers with carbon fibre ones. The yellow front and rear bumper inserts will stay to match the brake callipers which I can live with.
Yes Monza exhaust is standard on the Trofeo, as is Koni FSD shocks on the rear and standard FSD on the front.
The ride is actually very good and the seat is very comfortable.
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I had a peek at the Abarth configurator, they love their yellow

The technical spec is impressive.
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My Turismo, bought in Jan.


Starting to regret the colour choice a little
It looks great all clean and polished, but it shows up all the dirt very easily and I've no doubt any nicks and scratches will have the white base coat glaring at me!

Went for the black stripes, mirrors and calipers as I thought any other combo was a bit ott, it all ties in well with the black leather.

Only managed 800 miles in it so far, mostly through various tunnels around London .

Is it just me, or do they all sound feckin' great at cold start, even on the standard exhaust?

I wouldn't say the 145 is the base model, it's more of a blank canvas.

The 160 Trofeo and the 145 share the same turbo and you can buy the ECU upgrade from Magneti Marelli so they share the same output.
Same goes for the 165 to 180 versions.
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Put a tuning box on it and then a decent air filter and it will be surprisingly quick. I have gone from 595 to 695xsr. The best bit of the xsr is the exhaust, absolutely amazing noise.
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