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Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
03-04-2012, 01:16 AM
Is there any info on the maker of the us abarth turbo unit,life expectation?

Thomas
03-04-2012, 02:40 AM
I believe that it is a Garrett unit. Well made, as far as I know. How long it will last depends on a number of factors including how hard you push it with regularity, and how much boost you run.

Felnus
03-04-2012, 08:25 AM
According to Car and Driver's first drive review, the turbo is made by Honeywell.

Fiat500USA
03-05-2012, 01:47 AM
Is there any info on the maker of the us abarth turbo unit,life expectation?

Here is a reply I posted on a thread in Dec:

Q1. What Turbo is in the Abarth? Euro-spec (IHI) or the same turbo found on the R3T / Punto SS (Garrett GT1446) or something different?

A1. The new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth has a different turbocharger than the European-spec Abarth 500. For NAFTA, the car features the Garrett GT1446 (Honeywell), the proven turbo that is found in the Assetto Corse, R3T racecars and the Abarth Grande Punto. For reference, the European Abarth 500 (non-MultiAir) uses an IHI turbo.

View the thread here (http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?4457-NA-Abarth-how-much-HP-How-about-up-to-210hp/page2&highlight=honeywell)

and another here (http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?4365-Life-as-an-Abarth-500-Esseesse-Owner&highlight=Punto+%28Garrett+GT1446%29)