With 130bhp, the 1984 Abarth Fiat Strada 130 TC went from zero to 60mph in less than eight seconds and could go as fast as 122mph. It had a twin cam 2-liter engine linked to a ZF 5-speed gearbox. Low profile tires on alloy wheels reduce unsprung weight and the suspension and brakes are honed to an edge to match the performance.
1984 Abarth Fiat Strada 130 TC.
The 2010 Abarth Punto Evo hatchback is just simple fantastic. Fitted with the new 165 HP MultiAir 1.4 Turbo petrol engine, and it’s aggressive looks, it is just too bad that it is not coming to the USA. Read the rest of this story on Cartype.
Abarth introduced its latest racing gem at the 51st Sanremo Rally. The new Abarth 500 R3T will lend its name to a promotional rally trophy in 2010, due to join the two track events (European and Italian) planned for 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 trophies for the Fiat Uno, Uno Turbo, Cinquecento, Seicento, Punto Kit and Super 1600, Stilo, Panda Kit. Read the rest of this story on Cartype.