The brand Abarth came back on top of the scene with the model 500, genuine little sport car with its 1.4 Turbo engine of 135 horsepower, its bodybuilded front and rear faces and the numerous specific parts badged with the Scorpion. So to speak, there’s not a lot left from the Fiat 500 that is used as the base of the Abarth. The success was immediate and the brand launched an explosive track day car in 2009, a limited edition to 49 units. The 4-cylinder has been upgraded to 190 horsepower and 300 Nm at 3000 rpm, it is associated to a 6-manual gearbox to preserve the best racing feelings. The power is transferred to the wonderful 17” wheels via a mechanical limited slip differential and the Brembo disc brakes ensure the decelerations. As a real racing car this Abarth received a complete rollbar, a bucket seat with Sabelt harness, an extinguisher, carbon door panels and a competition steering wheel. To ensure the performances, the car has been lightened 180 kilos from the serial Abarth 500 so it weights only 930 kg! From the outside the body kit is impressive with many carbon elements, the massive spoiler and the historical racing red stripes. This configuration called Assetto Corse has been produced at only 49 units and is exclusively for track use.
This Abarth 500 Assetto Corse from 2009 holds chassis number ZFA312000*00199398, it is the 37thbuilt out of 49 and it has been running only 35 kilometers since new!
The explosive Abarth 500 Assetto Corse is as impressive from the outside than to drive, a sensation maker in a very limited edition that reveals the renowned know-how from the Scorpion brand!