Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Abarth 500 R3T rally car: Italian for bad-ass subcompact

The Fiat 500 has been treated to yet another Abarth makeover, this time as a rally car for the R3T class. The name? Abarth 500 R3T, naturally. The R3T is a class for turbocharged rally cars with engine displacements of up to 1.6 liters.

So this bad-ass little Italian has a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine making 180 horsepower put through a 6-speed sequential transmission, which puts power to the front wheels. Other rally goodies include 17" O.Z. wheels, a full roll cage, Brembo brakes, and a metric-ton of awesomeness. To be specific, it's actually 2,375 lbs. of awesomeness ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the bad-ass comment sums this up pretty nicely.