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Sunday, 16 November 2008

Fiat 500 Da 0 a Cento celebrates Karl Abarth's centenary

Karl Abarth was born in November 15 1908. If he were still alive, he would have completed 100 years last Saturday. In a way, he is, as Fiat has demonstrated by bringing the Scorpion brand back to life, with many new products. One of them, anyway, is really special: the new Fiat 500 "Da 0 a 100".

Limited to 101 units, the new car is equipped with a 1.4-litre T-Jet engine, turbocharged and able to produce up to 160 cv at 5,750 rpm and 230 Nm at 3,000 rpm. With this piece of machinery, it reaches a top speed of 211 km/h and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 7,3 s. Its performance is better than the one presented by the Esseesse.

In order to stop the small car, there are vented discs in the front and rear wheels, with 17" alloy wheels that use 205/40 ZR 17 Pirelli Pzero Nero. Safety is also a concern, with seven airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP, ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) and Torque Transfer Control. For easier departures in inclined terrains, there is also a Hill Holder system. Inside, an audio equipment ready to read MP3 files and automatic air conditioning show performance can be preserved in comfortable cars.

Source: Fiat

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