Tuning the Fiat Abarth 220whp!

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Tuning the Fiat Abarth 220whp!

Post by Greg Gordon » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:24 am

As some of you may know I have been doing a lot of work tuning the new Fiats, specifically the Abarth, although I am also working on the 500T and 500L.

The hardware I am using is the South African Unichip system. I am doing the software portion, meaning the actual tune. I have been very happy with the quality of the hardware and the flexibility of the product.

So far we have release three official tunes, each with various options. The take the car from about 165whp up to as much as 220whp. The system connects to the factory ECU and harness and is plug and play. The best thing about the Unichip system vs most flash tuners is that the tunes can be updated with relative ease, and the system can store up to 5 tunes as once and be switched from the driver's seat.

We are currently working on using this same system for the new Alfa Romeos that are hopefully coming to the US. I feel our work on the Abarth is giving us a good head start on using Unichip with the new Alfas because they use the same basic engine.

Here is a stock power run:
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Re: Tuning the Fiat Abarth 220whp!

Post by Greg Gordon » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:26 am

Here is a power run with our Stage 1 tune. This is done with no other mods. It's 91 octane friendly and the car really goes. With this tune, the car EASILY out drags our Hyundai Genesis coupe 2.0T R-Spec. It also easily beat the Toyobaru FRS/BRZ, JCW Mini and a lot more.
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Re: Tuning the Fiat Abarth 220whp!

Post by Greg Gordon » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:28 am

I guess I should have posted a picture of the system:
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Post by Greg Gordon » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:31 am

Lastly, here is our Stage 2 power run. This one was combined with an aftermarket intake (Eurocompulsion's R3T-V2) as the stock airbox was causing a pretty bad pressure drop at higher rpm with this tune. Thus, this one requires an upgraded intake and 93 octane fuel.

This tune is essentially the same as our Stage 1 tune below 4700rpm, however above that it's another animal. It's intended for the true enthusiast.
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Re: Tuning the Fiat Abarth 220whp!

Post by GarthW » Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:10 pm

Awesome gains there Greg, very nice.
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Selling 1985 GTV6.

Ecu and injectors, lightened.....plays music.
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Re: Tuning the Fiat Abarth 220whp!

Post by Greg Gordon » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:09 am

Thank you. We are continuing to develop products for this new platform.
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