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Fiat Abarth Powerplay Extreme: Cool Intel Desktop for Videogamers

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If gasoline runs in your veins then you’re certainly going to get a kick out of this Abarth branded desktop that was revealed by the firm’s parent company Fiat. The “Abarth Powerplay Extreme” is the first fruit of a new collaboration between Fiat’s sporty subsidiary and Intel that was begun with the aim of developing state-of-the-art products and electronic devices. The particular high performance desktop with its eye-catching design was produced by Italy’s Brain Technology Spa and is powered by the new Intel Core i7 Extreme processor which is supposed to be the most powerful microchip ever produced by Intel.

“The decision to create a product designed for videogamers ‘emerged from the realization that this market segment is a rigorous test bench for personal computers. Videogamers are some of the most demanding users, able to assess a computer’s real performance and to push it to its highest limits,” said Fiat’s Abarth division in a statement released to the press.

Abarth and Intel intend to present the high-end desktop all over Europe through the “Intel Friday Night Game”, a videogame championship recognized by the Electronic Sports League, in which the best videogamers and teams from over 30 countries compete.

The Italian firm has not announced pricing for the Abarth Powerplay Extreme PC or any details concerning its availability.

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Fiat 500 Abarth "DA 0 A 100": Special Edition Version in Memory of Karl Abarth

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If there’s one thing that there’s no shortage of in Turin, that’s special edition versions of the 500. Fiat’s latest creation is based on the sporty 500 Abarth and it has been built to mark Karl Abarth’s centenary. Called the 500 Abarth “DA 0 A 100″, this particular version is equipped with a modified 1.4-liter turbocharged engine delivering 160HP and a peak torque of 230 Nm. The commemorative model also features different gear ratios helping it to reach 100 km/h (60mph) from a standing start in 7.3 sec. The “DA 0 A 100′s” top speed is 211 km/h or 131mph.

Furthermore, Abarth’s engineers improved the 500s stopping power by adding perforated disc brakes front and rear and high performance front brake pads. Other modifications include a new air filter “powered by BMC”, special low springs and new 17″ alloy wheels – with chrome-plated hub covers and Scorpion logo in relief – complete with Pirelli PZero Nero 205/40 R16 ZR 17 tires.

On the outside, the special edition 500 Abarth stands out for its Nuvolari Grey bodywork complemented by the side stripe with a tone-on-tone effect, the chrome-plated identification badges and wing mirror cases as well as the four (…) exhaust tailpipes.

The interior gets the same kind of treatment with special leather seats in ‘hide’ color featuring silver stitching. The thumb-rests on the steering wheel (the centre is decorated with the Italian flag) are also covered with hide colored leather, while the gear lever knob, the kick plate branded “da 0 a 100″ and the special “da 0 a 100″ plate with the number of the car are all aluminum. The same “da 0 a 100″ branding can be found on the fuel tank cover, the ignition key fob and the car cover.

Fiat hasn’t announced pricing yet but the Italians did reveal that only a total of 101 units will be manufactured.

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Abarth Gears Up with New Apparel Line

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At the beginning of July, Abarth signed a license agreement with Basic Net, owner of Kappa, Robe di Kappa, Superga and K-way brands for the production and sale of Abarth labeled products. Now the Italian automaker has announced that it will reveal its first collection of Kappa apparels at the Paris motorshow in October. The initial lineup will include jackets and long-sleeve t-shirts with sales expected to start in Europe in a few weeks time. -Continued

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New Fiat 500 Abarth Essesse: Hottest 500 yet with 160HP

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At the Paris International Motor Show Fiat will officially reveal the 500 Abarth Essesse or ‘SS’ for short which is based on the limited production 500 Abarth Opening Edition details of which you can check out by clicking here. The hottest version of the new 500 up to date features a revised turbocharged engine, a full bodykit complete with larger alloy wheels and upgraded suspension and brake components. The 500 Abarth Essesse will be available both as a separate model and a complete tuning kit that can be installed by the Italian firm’s specialized dealers on any standard 500 Abarth. -Continued

In terms of power, the Essesse is equipped with a souped-up version of the standard 1.4-liter turbo engine delivering an output of 160 HP (up from 135 HP) at 5750 rpm and a maximum torque of 230 Nm at 3000 rpm for a 7.4 second sprint to 100 km/h (62mph) and a 211 km/h (131mph) top speed.

Aside from the mechanical enhancements and the new bodykit that comprises a sportier front bumper, side skirts, a redesigned rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and the 17-inch alloys, Abarth also offers a series of accessories for the interior including a set of front bucket seats.

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Abarth Rumored to Develop Lotus Elise Based Sports Car

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Ever since Fiat re-launched its Abarth brand, we’ve been hearing rumors about a stand-alone sports car that will act as a “halo” car for the Italian brand. Now, British magazine Autocar is reporting that it has learned from credible sources that Fiat has struck a deal with Lotus to use the next generation Elise that’s expected in 2010 as a base for a lightweight sports car with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. -Continued

The two-seater that is slatted to enter production in 2011 will get its own unique styling along with a range of Fiat sourced engines that could include the 1.4-liter Turbo unit from the Grande Punto Abarth and the 1.8-liter direct-injection Turbo from the new Lancia Delta. (Picture: CarScoop)

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