Abarth 500 by Road Race Motorsports

6 Aug 2014 6:37 pm | Cars, Fiat

The world of tuning may provide with various options and choices, but the Fiat 500 Abarth hasn’t been fiddled around with too much since it was launched in 2007. Probably because there’s not lots to do, the little Fiat already being awesome. However, a company called Road Race Motorsports decided it was time to take on the tiny and powerful vehicle, and what do you think they ended up with? The supreme Abarth!

This is the Fiat 500 M1 Turbo Tallini Competizione, but don’t be fooled; there’s nothing Italian about it. The tuner kept the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, but added a lot of high-performance oily bits enabling the engine to develop 250 bhp and 250 lb-ft (338 Nm). Power is nothing without control, so a limited slip differential was fitted, as well as other goodies that include a carbon-Kevlar clutch, Bilstein shocks, stiffer sway-bar and bushings.

This tiny beast will do 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 6.2 seconds and will get you safe at the end of the run via a new set of brakes and Toyo Proxes tires. The Abarth also features a full carbon-fiber wide-body kit, which includes an aggressive front air dam, hood vents, brake ducts, side skirts and a rear spoiler. The cabin was completely striped, allowing this custom Abarth to be 120 lbs (54 kgs) lighter than before. Please note that Road Race Motorsports will build only 50 of these track machines, with prices ranging from $15,000 to $100,000. So, hurry up!