Zender, a tuning firm that announced its closure back in 2008, seems to be making a comeback at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show with their latest creation, the Abarth 500 Corsa Stradale Concept. With the word ‘Street Racing’ embedded in its nomenclature, the hot mini is looking to impress enthusiasts with its carbon-fibre aero kit and newfound power.
The tuning company dresses its concept in new front fascia and side skirts, flared fenders, rear spoiler and a diffuser. Filling in the widened fenders are 18-inch alloys wrapped in 215/35 ZR 18 Pirelli P Zero Black performance tyres.
The inside is spruced up with two-tone leather with contrasting stitching, sports seats, stainless steel illuminated door sill strips and new stainless steel pedals.
Matching the exterior prowess of the Abarth 500 Corsa Stradale Concept is a 1.4-litre four-inline engine that produces 236 hp and 335 Nm of torque. With an extra 76 hp over the standard Abarth 500, the car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds, while going to the top speed of 232 km/h.
The Abarth 500 Corsa Stradale Concept does boast exciting performance figures to go with the menacing look but as for now, there are no plans to turn it into a production version.