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360HP Fiat 500 Abarth by Romeo Ferraris to Participate in Italian Endurance Race

Fiat 500 Abarth Racer 0 360HP Fiat 500 Abarth by Romeo Ferraris to Participate in Italian Endurance Race
Romeo Ferraris, as in the Italian tuning firm and racing car builder, has announced that it will take part in the ’6 Hours of Vallelunga’ endurance race in Italy on November 22 with its specially developed Fiat 500 Abarth competition model. The carbon-fiber bodied Italian hatch with the humongous rear wing packs a heavily modified 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces a whopping 360 horsepower.

The Team Romeo Ferraris Fiat 500 Abarth will be driven Aldo Cerruti, Michela Cerruti and Mario Ferraris.

We remind that according to Chrysler’s business plan, the sporty Fiat 500 Abarth is scheduled to arrive on U.S. shores approximately two years after the standard version of the Italian mini, sometime in 2012.


Fiat 500 Abarth Racer 1 360HP Fiat 500 Abarth by Romeo Ferraris to Participate in Italian Endurance Race

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Abarth Takes to the Seas with Special Racing Powerboat Equipped with Three 350HP V8 Engines

Abarth PowerBoat 1 Abarth Takes to the Seas with Special Racing Powerboat Equipped with Three 350HP V8 Engines
Sure, Fiat’s rejuvenated motorsport and tuning division is all about cars, but form time to time Abarth likes to extends its reach on other sports also, even if it’s only for promotional reasons. The brand with the Scorpion logo has now teamed up with boatmaker Sacs and designer Christian Grande to create the Powershore Abarth SP (Sport Prototype). Based on the Sacs Strider 12S, the racing powerboat is propelled by three 350HP Yamaha V8 outboard engines, specially built for this version.

The powerboat has also been adorned with Abarth racing graphics from the deck to the interior, driving seats, stowage compartments, controls and dashboard.

Powershore Abarth SP – Technical specifications

Length ft: 12.30 m

Width ft: 3.64 m

Propeller draft: 0.7 m

Fuel tank capacity: 900 l

Water tank capacity: 120 l

Wastewater tank capacity: 51 l

Weight with engines: approx. 5.7 t

Sleeps: 2

Engines: 3 x 350 hp Yamaha

V8 – 350 engine – Technical specifications

Power (HP)

Displacement: 5330 cc

Cylinders: V8 (60°)

Valve gear: 32 valves DOCH

Timing: VCT (Variable camshaft timing)

Fuel system: electronic injection (Multi-Point EFI)

Weight: 365 Kg

Abarth PowerBoat 2 Abarth Takes to the Seas with Special Racing Powerboat Equipped with Three 350HP V8 Engines

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Hamann Presents Insane Fiat 500 Largo with 265HP at 2009 Frankfurt Show

Fiat 500 Hamann Largo 0 Hamann Presents Insane Fiat 500 Largo with 265HP at 2009 Frankfurt Show
The Fiat 500 Abarth has certainly caught the attention of the tuning world in Europe. Making its world premiere at the ’09 IAA in Frankfurt, the Hamann Largo is one of the most impressive tuning proposals for the Fiat 500 Abarth yet, putting to shame the official 180HP+ Ferrari-badged Abarth 695 special with its heavily modified 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that makes a jaw-dropping 265 horsepower at 5,630 rpm and 348Nm pr 257 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. Pretty impressive if you consider that the base model makes a mere 135HP and 206Nm.

Hamann has yet to disclose performance figures, but we reckon that 265 ponies in a car the size and weight of the Fiat 500 should a spectacle worth seeing – don’t know about driving though…

A sport exhaust system that includes an end muffler with four pipes, a pre-muffler with a metal catalyser and a sport manifold along with a high-performance brake system with internally ventilated brake discs and 4-piston callipers up front and optional 257mm discs at the rear, as well as a sport suspension that lowers the car’s centre of gravity by up to 60 mm complete the list of performance mods.

True to Hamann’s nature, the Largo features an aggressively styled bodykit with new fender extensions that broaden the car body by 30mm at the front and 35mm at the back, beefy side skirts, front and rear aprons and a diffuser at the back.

The Largo rides on 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance sport tires measuring 215/35 ZR18 or optionally, 225/35 ZR18.

As for the interior, changes include but are not limited to, an aluminium pedal set, a door mat set and embroidered logos. Pricing and more details are to be announced at a later date.

Fiat 500 Hamann Largo 22 Hamann Presents Insane Fiat 500 Largo with 265HP at 2009 Frankfurt Show
Fiat 500 Hamann Largo 21 Hamann Presents Insane Fiat 500 Largo with 265HP at 2009 Frankfurt Show
Fiat 500 Hamann Largo 20 Hamann Presents Insane Fiat 500 Largo with 265HP at 2009 Frankfurt Show
Fiat 500 Hamann Largo 15 Hamann Presents Insane Fiat 500 Largo with 265HP at 2009 Frankfurt Show

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Fiat Unleashes 500-Based Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari: Limited Edition Sport Model with Over 180HP

Fiat 500 Ferrari 0 Fiat Unleashes 500 Based Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari: Limited Edition Sport Model with Over 180HP
The same Italian supercar maker that’s so protective about its name that went as far as to threaten to take legal actions against a Brit that created a 360 Modena limo unless he removed all Prancing Horse emblems, has now given its blessings for the creation of a special edition version of the Fiat 500 Abarth… And unlike last year’s special Fiat 500 that is only used as a courtesy car for the Ferrari sales network, the performance-orientated Abarth 695 ‘Tributo Ferrari’ will go on sale.
Fiat said that the new Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari” is distinguished by “substantial modifications” developed by Abarth and Ferrari engineers. Starting with the powertrain, the special edition model is fitted with a 1.4-liter turbocharged T-Jet 16v engine tuned to develop “over 180 horsepower”.

The four-cylinder unit is coupled to an MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) electromechanical gearbox with race-inspired paddle gearshift that drives the front-wheels.

The hot hatch also gets performance tires that are fitted on 17-inch alloy wheels in a dark finish featuring a Ferrari inspired design. Other upgrades include the more powerful braking system that boasts 284mm multi-section discs Brembo with four-piston calipers and a sportier suspension set up with new shock absorbers.

A “Record Monza” variable back-pressure dual mode exhaust that is designed to improve engine performance and deliver a more sonorous note over 3,000 rpm completes the performance upgrades.

On the outside, the mini is finished in Scuderia Red, with carbon fibre door mirrors and racing stripes, wheels and rear air intakes in ‘Racing Grey’. The new Abarth also gets Xenon headlights with dipped and main beam functions.

Inside, special features include the Sabelt bucket sport seats that weight 10 kg or 22 lbs a piece less than the standard seats and are finished in black leather with a shell and seat base in carbon fibre; the black leather steering wheel with red leather inserts and a tricolour hub as well as the new instrument panel specially made by Jaeger and inspired by Ferrari instrumentation.

Other details include the special kick plates, aluminum foot wells and a plate bearing the vehicle series number.

Fiat 500 Ferrari 9 Fiat Unleashes 500 Based Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari: Limited Edition Sport Model with Over 180HP
Fiat 500 Ferrari 8 Fiat Unleashes 500 Based Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari: Limited Edition Sport Model with Over 180HP
Fiat 500 Ferrari 7 Fiat Unleashes 500 Based Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari: Limited Edition Sport Model with Over 180HP
Fiat 500 Ferrari 6 Fiat Unleashes 500 Based Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari: Limited Edition Sport Model with Over 180HP
Fiat 500 Ferrari 5 Fiat Unleashes 500 Based Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari: Limited Edition Sport Model with Over 180HP

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German Tuner gives Fiat 500 Abarth a 200HP Shot of Adrenaline

 German Tuner gives Fiat 500 Abarth a 200HP Shot of Adrenaline
Karl Schnorr Kraftfahrzeuge, the German tuning firm with the hard to pronounce name, has announced the launch of a sport package with both engine and chassis modifications for the Fiat 500 Abarth that is powered by a 135HP 1.4-liter turbo engibe. Customers can choose between two different engine upgrades. The first kit that costs €950, boosts power by 28HP and 45Nm for a total output of 163HP and peak torque of 251Nm (sport mode).

The second kit, which is priced at €5,050 and includes a remapped ECU, a sport exhaust system and a larger turbocharger, ads an extra 65HP pushing engine output to 200 horsepower – no torque figures were released for the phase two upgrade.

The tuning firm also developed a special coilover kit that drops the ride height by a few millimeters (€1,270). Visual upgrades include new racing stripes and 17-inch OZ alloy wheels finished in red (€1,090).

 German Tuner gives Fiat 500 Abarth a 200HP Shot of Adrenaline
 German Tuner gives Fiat 500 Abarth a 200HP Shot of Adrenaline
 German Tuner gives Fiat 500 Abarth a 200HP Shot of Adrenaline
 German Tuner gives Fiat 500 Abarth a 200HP Shot of Adrenaline
 German Tuner gives Fiat 500 Abarth a 200HP Shot of Adrenaline

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