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Offline Lagerlout

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Assetto Corse
« on: May 15, 2009, 03:15:03 pm »
All,

Does anyone else have a hankering to create a road going replica of the Assetto Corse 500? I do. ;)

Is it possible to source any of the parts required to get an outwardly similar replica? Ie the OZ wheels, stripes, grilles, bonnet, seats etc etc? The wheels certainly aren't standard fare on the OZ website.

Could it be a simple case of finding the part numbers and placing an order? I used to have an Sport Evo Merc 190 and a lot of the specialist parts for that car disappeared due to chavs (cough) buying the bits and souping up their 1.8 diesels... ;) Not that I would be one of course if I did the same... lol

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    alainmengoli

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    Re: Assetto Corse
    « Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 03:33:01 pm »
    I would be interested too, I'd prefer those corse wheels as it will allow 4 pot callipers to be installed easier. At a guess I would say that OZ will not sell them off the shelf. The spoilers are easy things to buy/replicate/make.  I am not sure I would want to go to the extent of cutting a hole in the bonnet unless I slot a nice big intercooler underneath it instead of the inefficient twin system.  Any info woul dbe appreciated

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    Re: Assetto Corse
    « Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 05:57:55 pm »
    alainmengoli, Asseto Corse uses exactly the same intercooler system which you've in your A500, and its sufficient for >200HP. For 4 pot calipers, you can use wheel spacers, 10mm per side would be sufficient for fitting brake caliper from AGP under standard 17" A500 wheels (305mm discs and 4-pot Brembos from AGP fits under 16" wheel).

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    Re: Assetto Corse
    « Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 06:58:26 pm »
    The cosmetic parts are not available of the shelf in their genuine form. As Chunky I am sure will back me up as we saw someone "hand fashioning" a front bumper in the factory. As there were only 49 built it would seem unlikely that they have a warehouse full of them.
    Abarth seem to be quite active at the moment making aftermarket bits to alter the appearance of the cars so be patient and something may be available in the future.
    I myself would love to be able to fit the spoiler off an S2000 to my G.P. :thumb:
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    alainmengoli

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    Re: Assetto Corse
    « Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 07:04:21 pm »
    alainmengoli, Asseto Corse uses exactly the same intercooler system which you've in your A500, and its sufficient for >200HP. For 4 pot calipers, you can use wheel spacers, 10mm per side would be sufficient for fitting brake caliper from AGP under standard 17" A500 wheels (305mm discs and 4-pot Brembos from AGP fits under 16" wheel).

    Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Assetto Corse
    « Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009, 07:23:56 pm »
    With a grey 500 you're almost there, the vinyl is a piece of cake to source from a professional sign writer, i did consider the AC side stripes for mine. My friend has been working with vinyl for years, he does vehicles every week. The white SS wheels are very similar anyway, but the front bumper/bonnet vents would be a pain. I'd just go with SS kit, white wheels and graphics, it would be a 90% accurate replica.

    alainmengoli

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    Re: Assetto Corse
    « Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 07:46:49 pm »
    Does anyone know the dimensions needed for 4 pot calipers i.e. can I use soem from non fiat cars