Fiat 500 Abarth Build Thread

This late model Fiat 500 Abarth is the subject of a build thread by Road/Race Motorsports of Santa Fe Springs, California on http://www.fiat500owners.com/. The “Urban Warrior Abarth” has been given a whole shindig of cosmetic and performance upgrades to showcase what the shop has to offer. While it may look at bit conspicuous for such a small car, the parts list that is incorporated into this project reads a bit more seriously. And please, just don’t call it “cute”. Apparently they don’t like that too much. Knowing the potential of this car, we can respect that request.
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The car was sent to Bilstein to create coil overs specifically for Road/Race Motorsports to work with in conjunction with their custom made rear sway bars. Frame bracing of their own design also help in keeping torsional twist to a minimum for it’s intended track day usage.
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With an exhaust, intake and Magnetti Marrelli ECM, this Abarth truly now does have the bite of a scorpion, which translates to 220 hp with 32 psi of boost and 267.5 ft lbs of torque, almost a full 100 more twist than stock. Stiiinnggg. Ok, ok, we had to incorporate a scorpion-bite-sting scenario in there somewhere, hope you understand.
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STOPTECH brakes along with Tarox slotted rotors and Road Race Track/Street brake pads assist in bringing all of it’s new found power back down from speed.
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For the track, the shop put in a race seat and harnesses and tried out a few different sets of wheels. We would like to see the different rim choices weighed to see what their differences are from stock.
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Overall, the car is reportedly a blast to drive. We are always huge fans of small performance cars and are imagining a white rag top version ourselves with all of the Road/Race Motorsports performance items installed, but leaving the appearance stock for a stealth sleeper version. Always fun to school much more expensive exotic machinery in tiny little “cute” cars, isn’t it? We think so too.
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Find it here at:

http://www.fiat500owners.com/forum/25-fiat-500-abarth/5182-road-race-motorsports-urban-warrior-abarth-build-thread.html

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 Shop can be found here at:
Road Race Motorsports
13037 Lakeland Rd.
Suite F
Santa Fe Springs, Ca 90670
(562)906-0080
(562)906-0052 Fax

1 Comment on Fiat 500 Abarth Build Thread

  1. One of the awesome designed car.

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