Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Introducing the Fiat 500 Abarth Assetto Corse

When the Fiat 500 Abarth was unveiled, the genes were already in place for a racing version so surely it was only a matter of time. We can now reveal that the wait is over with the introduction of the 500 Abarth Assetto Corse which will be limited to a production run of 49 units.

The Car was producted in a collaboration between the Fiat Group Automobiles Style Centre and the Abarth Engineers and Designers. It sports a full racing outfit starting with an aerodynamic spoiler, wide bumpers, screen-printed grilles, wide

track white 17’ special ultralight racing wheels, low ride sports racing mirrors and check out those two carbon air intakes on the hood with the Abarth scorpion logo. The rear gets a white winged spoiler, a badge bearing the Abarth logo and a twin exhaust pipe. The racing look is completed with a pastel grey livery with red Abarth side stripes.

The interior is completely stripped of all the production accessories making the car lighter and faster and gets a racing approved roll-bar resulting in a weight reduction of 180kg, and the driver position has been shifted nearer to the center of the car. Beneath the hood we find A 1.4-liter 16V turbo producing 200 bhp with peak torque standing at 300Nm at 3000 rpm – the kind of figures we had been hoping for in the production Abarth SS version, lets wait and see.

Source: Fiat Group
Other Classic Abarth Creations in the 50/60's


Francisco J.Pellegrino said...

Movilla, a Fiat vai começar a vender o Cinquecento (não Abarth) por aqui na faixa de 60 mil reais, um absurdo de valor, aliás o valor de qualquer carro OKM no Brasil é um absurdo....e Viva o Pré Sal....kkkk

Joel Marcos Cesetti said...

Um carro para poucos, espero que venham versões para pista aqui no Brazil.

MoVilla said...

Realmente um absurdo, Francisco, um carro que nasceu com a idéia de ser barato e popular, acaba sendo um luxo para poucos.