Frankfurt 2007: Grande Punto Abarth SS is a mini rock star

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click above image to view high-res gallery of the Fiat Grande Punto Abarth SS

Fiat has big plans for the resurrected Abarth brand, wasting no time with a 180 HP splash in the body of the Grande Punto Abarth SS. Fiat plans to use Abarth as an in-house tuning and racing concern, and this car demonstrates the kind of tuning they have in mind.

There are two Grande Punto Abarths: the base model comes to the party with “just” 150 HP, but the SS takes it up to 180 HP. The Abarth SS models also get a nice body kit that looks like it came from a Transformers spare parts bin. The interior is clean and basic, but not spartan, and well-laid out. Good luck to anyone who doesn’t plan on racing everyone and everything at every stop light. For a small hatch, it’s one of the hottest cars out there — check out the special edition Frankfurt Auto Show wheels — and the hottest presenters didn’t hurt either.

Check out the press release after the jump, and be sure to check out the gallery of hi-res images.

Gallery: Fiat Grande Punto Abarth SS

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