2007 Abarth Fiat Grande Punto Super 2000 review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 27 February 2007 , 07:02:19 byAlina

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Abarth Fiat Grande Punto Super 2000

The Abarth 500 packs a 1.4-liter four with a Garret GT 1446 fixed-geometry turbocharger, delivering 180 hp (132 kw) at 5500 rpm, mated to a six-speed sequential transmission with twin-plate clutch
The car features 17-inch OZ alloys mounted to adjustable suspension in order to suit to each driver’s style.
With 1080 kg, the Abarth 500 has the lowest weight set by the regulations for this category.

The New Fiat Grande Punto S 2000 will be presented for the first time on the exhibition that takes place in Geneva. An innovation for Fiat Group is this stable, racing car. This racing view on cars has been taken into consideration from the Fiat Racing Department this year in the Italian Rally Championship, having as driver Giandomenico Basso and his navigator Mitia Dotta. Last year's winner, Davide Gatti competes this year too, driving an official Fiat Grande Punto R3D, diesel engine. The new Fiat Punto is going to compete in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge with Andrea Navarra and his navigator Guido D'Amore as drivers.The team will be managed in the racing competition by Claudio Berro.

Having strong characteristics (2000cc aspirated engine-270hp, 4 WD) the new version of Fiat, Grande Punto Abarth S2000, is the "son" of the last year' winning car driven by Paolo and Ana Andreucci, who won 7 of 11 comtitions in this program. But it Shouldn't be ignored their mates'(Andrea Navarra and Guido D'Amore) success -taking the third place.The others-Giandomenico Basso and Mitia Dotta- were the winners of the European Title and International Rally Challenge.

Until the new 2007 version, this one was the best on no matter what type of terrain or route.What should be underlined is that the standards required in all over the world for the racing cars' capability helped the Company to create this new model-that it is up to participate in all competitions without any problems.

All in all these standars couldn't have been reached without a team of extraordinary people:113-experts: 26 engineers, 43 manufacturers and 9 in racing.