2011 Fiat 500 Abarth with Mid Engine and Rear Wheel Drive

This 2011 Fiat Abarth was taken and made into something that more closely resembles the original classic Abarth by moving it’s engine behind the seats and giving it rear wheel drive. Although this one has mid engine placement rather than rear, we would have to agree that it was a better choice than having it hang out over the rear axle like the classic version. It’s called the “Motore Centrale R230” (which we hopefully don’t have to translate for you) by the Italian aftermarket tuner Aznom, the “R230” representing what the little Fiat engine’s horsepower was tuned up to. With a custom cradle made to hold it, suspension by Bilstein and larger brakes by Tar-Ox, could this be the closest thing to an Renault R5 that we have seen since the Ford Shogun? We say take it one step further and give it flares, more horsepower and less weight, which sounds like something close to what they have planned for it with a possible track day version in the future. Until then, check out the pictures and videos on the following page for a bit of entertainment…
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Find it here at:
http://www.topspeed.com/cars/abarth/2011-abarth-500-motore-centrale-r230-by-anzom-ar107840.html
And:
http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=23488
And:
http://www.motorecentrale.com/
http://www.dna-racing.it/#!eng-home/c1dga

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