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The New Fiat 500 Abarth (only) Thread

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  1. 4re Nut

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    thanks, looking forward to it!
     
  3. ScuderiaWithStickPlease

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    From evo #195:

    The first few pics are high res:

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nu2iUV1oCE]M. Magnanini, Head of Abarth brand, presents the 695 Biposto - YouTube[/ame]

    "The smallest supercar in the world."
     
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    I wish the Akra system worked with US version cars but it does not. I have already gotten to at least 200 hp. Next step pulley, downpipe, braces, LSD, and I think there might even be a way to get a six speed tranny in there. My plan is to take this thing apart after the summer and see what I can turn it which includes improving the interior which needs some serious reworking and better quality. If there is one thing I've learned over years I get better ideas once I see the thing in pieces. I said I was done with this kind of stuff but I guess it is just part of who I am.
     
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    A month later they still show 35 in stock so at a rate of 3 a month it is a year's supply! Yikes. Will be very interesting to see the deals on '13s when '15s hit the lot in a few months.
     
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    Can you post links to the products you have chosen?
     
  9. fastback33

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    Agreed. Would like my dash to look like this as well. I also wish we could get the sequential over here as I think it would be fun to have a faux 695 ferrari model without all of the badging.
     
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    Just get you one of these stickers...

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  11. Carnut

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    For now I have used a company called Road Race Motorsports for the products I've installed and I used their piggy back unit (which I will remove once I get the ECU tuned). I am no fan of piggy back units and I have spoken to Tork Motorsports (also call damn fast dd) about a handheld tuner that holds a least 4 different tunes. Once I take the car apart then it will be one of a kind stuff I design and have made.
     
  12. DUB101

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    Got an email the other day that said my car was in 'framing' which I assume means paint and prep for assembly!

    Likely at least another month before it gets here but I'm pretty stoked!
     
  13. Ira Schwartz

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    If it was ordered in your name (as opposed to an order for dealer stock) the window sticker will say at the top that it was built for you- a silly but fun little gesture. Of course I carefully saved mine.
     
  14. DUB101

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    Haha...thats exactly the kind of little details I love, means nothing to anyone else but makes me smile. Indeed it was a factory order for me!
     
  15. Ira Schwartz

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    Agreed. Enjoy it when it finally arrives!
     
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    Need new tires in 205 or 215/40/17 size. Like to do autox and maybe a track day or two.
    What is the hot tire to use these days. Will be using this as a daily still but not concerned with wet/ winter performance.

    Which rear sway bar seems to be best as well?


    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Toyo r888 are a bit dangerous in heavy rain (be attentivem, don't drive hard and watch for big puddles) but fantastic on the track. The T1R are a better compromise for daily use. Try Road Race Motorsports or Neu-F websites for the sway bar.
     
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    #294 davem, May 9, 2014
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    Looking at Dunlops z11. Used toyo 888's on my track M3. Not sure how they would work on a daily. Unshaved they were good in the rain.

    Thanks for the tips.
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    I used the Sway bar from Road Race Motorsports, I am pleased with the way it works.
     
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    Robert,

    Looks good!!
    What size are you running, and pressures?

    thanks
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    Those are 17 inch wheels, I think the Dunlops are 205/40. I haven't messed with tire pressure much, usually around 38front/32 rear or just a bit higher. They certainly go higher after a few autocross runs, so that's when I'll lower it back down around 38/32.
     
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    #299 36010024, May 14, 2014
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    As you may have heard, Challenge Car Racing the race series for Ferrari Privateers has started a race series for Fiat Abarth Challenge Cars.

    ANSA Motorsports of Florida is converting Fiat 500 Abarths into race Cars (Stripping the interior – installing roll cage race seats etc.)

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    Just checked website today....$6500 off MSRP!
     

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