The project is a 90 HP sport: now read on………. The search for the prefect hatchback had come to an end with the launch of the 90HP Punto. The linear geometric turbo paved way for the variable with the introduction of the 90 HP. I would not be elaborating on the purchase and eagerness to buy as we all have been equally enthusiastic about the Italian beauty. The pros and cons of the vehicle have been discussed innumerable times. Starting on a clean slate I had to stretch my budget for the most expensive punto. Modifying the distinctive clean-cut styling by Giorgetto Giugiaro was unheard of in the Indian arena. The man who was named Car Designer of the Century 1999 and inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002 needs no introduction to us. So work had to start to alter changes from the best production Italia design available in India. Modifying the gorgeous Italian design is a herculean task and you could end up being the laughing stock. Still efforts rose to take a simple and clean module to develop a 90HP sport that fiat had teased us with. I started with the interiors. It had to look distinct and afresh. Sparco was the end choice. Went on to change the pedals, gear knobs, floor mats, wipers, seat covers and hand brake cover with sparco progetto corsa. The dash was further enhanced with mapmyindia S650 GPS which spiced up the orange lit cabin. I did go for a blue lit led light for in cabin lighting. P4 HIDs for better road lighting. Now the interiors got the sport experience for the visual eye. But I was afraid on the OE music system as our fiat sourced system has got a crappy sound output. Maximum output from the existing HU was the module for up gradation as I did not want to tamper with the Blue and Me. Was told that once the adaptors are available in UK then I might think of Double Din Alpine HU. Focal was my end choice for speakers and I went for the following upgrades with my stock HU. Focal Component Polyglass front Focal Co Axial Rear Focal Subwoofer Focal Amp The end result is great. A digital signal processor is in the anvil as my quest for the ultimate sound machine does not suffice. The interiors got pimped up but the exteriors were still a bit tough to finalize. Tire and alloys were already gorgeous and I had to find a better pattern to replace the OE spec. The most difficult thing was to source a 98 PCD alloys for the beauty and I wanted to go for a 17 incher ala sport. After 6 months of hunting and discussions with various techies in the market I managed to source a BBS inspired design. Tires are Nexen 215/45/17 sport tyres . The grille has been changed to Chrome mesh(Skoda Milotec design) retaining the OE Red Fiat Logo. The roof has gone for synthetic vinyl gloss finish. A ham antenna was added and the entire back logos were debagged retaining 90Hp logo powder coated in Ferrari red. The fiat OE chrome exhaust tip was added to keep the lines flowing. The Front headlamps, Brake pads, rear disc, front grille, fog lamp enclosure and rear view covers got the hyper silver treatment from the regular matte black. Brembo brake caliper kit coming soon. Stage 2 engine mods coming after the second service. This is how it has been planned. Custom codes remap to 110 BHP, Bilstien B14 suspension adjustable with H& R lowering springs, K&N filters and Tarox brakes are in for the second stage of modifications. A totally new re designed bumper ala Abarth with lip grille is on the anvil as I have increased the clearance after my tire upgrade. So take a look and I’m expecting your comments.