Abarth introduced its latest racing gem at the 51st Sanremo Rally. The Abarth 500 R3T lent its name to a promotional rally trophy in 2010, which joined the two track events (European and Italian) with the Abarth 500 Assetto Corse. For Abarth, this marks a return to promotional trophy events, a niche it has made its own for more than thirty years. Since 1977, to be precise, when the first ever Autobianchi A112 Abarth Championship was held, followed by the Fiat Uno, Uno Turbo, Cinquecento, Seicento, Punto Kit and Super 1600, Stilo and Panda Kit trophy. The Abarth 500 rally version is type-approved for Group R3T, the category for turbocharged cars up to 1600cc in capacity.
The Abarth 500 power unit features 1,368cc with a Garret GT 1446 fixed geometry turbocharger capable of delivering a power of 180 HP (132 kW) at 5,500rpm. The gearbox is sequential, front meshing with six speeds and includes a multi-plate self-locking differential, twin-plate clutch and specific driveshafts. The 7” x 17” OZ asphalt rims are designed for 19/62-17 tyres. The Brembo brakes are all disc, ventilated at the front with four calipers, solid disc at the rear with brake distributor and governor. The handbrake is hydraulic. The Abarth 500 Assetto Corse is equipped with a special welded roll-bar integral with the body, the required safety devices and FIA type-approved seats with seat belts with six anchorage points. The weight is the lowest set by the regulations for this category: 1,080 kilograms unladen.
Great care has been taken to ensure that the suspension can be adjusted to obtain a ride suited to each driver’s individual driving style. The racing shock absorbers are adjustable, with coaxial spring and ring nut to alter the ground clearance plus specific shims to adjust the caster and camber angles.
The car offered today participated at the Trofeo Abarth Rally of the 2011. It is fitted with a new engine bought directly from Abarth; the invoice is available with the car. It is updated with the official Abarth upgrades for the Trofeo Abarth Rally. The car is a little jewel and it is accompanied by Italian registration and CSAI Passport to race. The first owner of the car was Abarth S.p.A. This car is ready to enjoy its new owner.
Das hier angebotene Stück nahm an der Trofeo Abarth Rally 2011 teil, und ist mit einem neuen, direkt von Abarth gekauften Motor ausgestattet worden (die Rechnung wird mit übergeben). Das Auto ist ein kleines Juwel, mit italienischer Registrierung und CSAI Pass für Rennfahrten. Der erste Eigentümer des Autos war Abarth S.p.A., nun ist es fahrbereit um seinem neuen Besitzer Freude zu bereiten.