2014 Fiat 500 Abarth by Road Race Motorsports review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 8 August 2014 , 07:08:53 byAlina

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Fiat 500 Abarth by Road Race Motorsports

Road Race Motorsports is a full service shop to fit any customer’s needs.  From installs and tuning all the way, to fully custom builds, the company will use its more than 30 years of race winning experience to bring any dream car to a reality. That’s what they have also done with the Fiat 500 Abarth, the vehicle which makes the subject of their latest project.

The upgraded Fiat 500 Abarth is powered by the same 4-cylinder, 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine except that the powering unit now generates 250 bhp (186 kW) and 250 lb-ft (339 Nm) of torque, these figures making it the one of the most extreme Fiats ever. The vehicle is 54 kg (119 lbs) lighter than the standard 500 through the extensive use of carbon fiber and a stripped out interior cabin. The small car needs 6s to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) distance while the beefier brakes stop the vehicle approximately 20 percent faster than those fitted onto the regular Fiat 500 Abarth.

The Fiat 500 Abarth by Road Race Motorsport is priced at 60,000 GBP (101,200 USD / 75,700 EUR) for the full upgrade kit which is limited to 50 units. Some various goodies packages are also available and begin at 10,000 GBP (16,800 USD / 12,600 EUR). This Fiat is still not the fastest in the world, as we have the Biposto which was presented at the Geneva Motor Show and that needs 0-62 mph sprint in 5.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h), despite offering "only" 190 bhp (142 kW).