Atomik Fiat Abarth 500 Electric
That is exactly what the people at Atomik Cars set out to do starting with a Fiat Abarth 500. From the looks of the pictures they were quite successful. The Atomik 500s have new bodies fabricated completely out of carbon fiber. The reworked shells include sizable fender flares that allow the Atomik 500 to ride on much wider tires and put more rubber to the road. Other upgrades include high performance LiFePO4 batteries, brushless synchronous motors, two transmissions, a ceramic heater and a carbon/Nomex rear chassis.The result: a Fiat 500 that puts out 215 horsepower from the dual electric motors. The front motor makes about 619 lb-ft of torque while the rear motor makes more than double that by putting out 1,261 lb-ft. With the dual transmission setup, the Atomik all-electric version has permanent all-wheel drive with a 33/67 distribution of power front to rear. As for how fast it is, Atomik says the electric minicar should hit 62 mph in under 5 seconds while providing a range of about 124 miles. We haven’t seen an estimated cost, but that blows the doors off the new Nissan Leaf in the performance department and if it is more affordable than a Tesla then Atomik could have a real winner on their hands.
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