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5 October 2009

Abarth has released more details about its new Fiat 500-based rally car.

Labelled as the 500 R3T, it will be homologated in a class of the same name. This category is for forced induction cars of up to 1600cc, and is designed for drivers running on a tight budget. There will also be a one-make rally series for the 500 in 2010.

The 1.4-litre engine is fitted with a Garrett GT 1446 turbo, enabling it to deliver 180bhp to the six-speed sequential gearbox. The suspension has been set up to be adjustable for different surfaces, whilst the Brembo brakes will have adjustable front/rear bias and the handbrake will be, in true rally style, hydraulic. The car will weigh a minimum of 1080kg.

Inside, the car has a full FIA-spec rally interior, with an extensive roll cage and race seats, accompanied by six point safety harnesses and other safety equipment.

The calendar for the rally series will be released later this year.

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28 September 2009

[quote Autocar]
To comply with the rules, it also has to have a minimum unladen weight of 1080kg, which has been accomplished. [/quote]

its not really an notable accomplishment to make a car a MINIMUM weight, if the car is super light weight (which the abarth 500 is not anyway..) you just add lead ballast. so its nothing to be applauded. but its good to be informed of the regulations.

anyway will be a fun car, i would like one for sure.

will they do a ferrari tribute race series of these cars though. get luca badoer in one!

28 September 2009

To comply with the rules, it also has to have a minimum unladen weight of 1080kg, which has been accomplished.

From the look of it, all the extra weight has been added by putting those lights on the front!

28 September 2009

is it a rally car or a race car. with those spotlights i assume its a rally car ! 17 inch wheels are a silly size for such a small car. but what do i know. i think there will be special editions fiat 500 every 6 months.


5 October 2009

The lights look like spider eyes innit

5 October 2009


5 October 2009

[quote beachland2]



Too much for you on your Mc Donalds wages, loooolz :D

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