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Offline JKDesign80

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500 Abarth on Top gear
« on: November 02, 2008, 11:23:27 pm »

The 500 Abarth will be reviewed on the new series of Top Gear up against the Twingo RS I believe, for anyone who watched the first episode tonight would have cought a glimpse of it the the series preview compilation at the beginning.

Heard it will be on next weeks show, should be interesting!

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    Offline John501

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008, 11:34:47 pm »
    Could be interesting, Top Gear did not really rate the 500, but Fiats marketing manageress, who is Italain, gave them a diesel to test!!!!
    She didn't understand that diesel is the scurge of all petrol heads.
    I really can't see that the twingo is going to stand up to the build quality of the 500 (magicmole, dont beat me up again!!!)
    If the 500 drives anything like the G.P., it should kick ass  ;D
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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 11:31:34 am »
    I also caught a glimpse of it, very excited, will be nice to see it on the tv.

    You always need to take TG's 'reviews' with a huge pinch of salt though, they never let the facts get in the way of attempting to make a piece more interesting.

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 05:49:21 pm »
    Could be interesting, Top Gear did not really rate the 500, but Fiats marketing manageress, who is Italain, gave them a diesel to test!!!!

    didnt think they gave it a fair chance, couldnt believe it when james may said the diesel engine is awful.

    dont normally find him funny but it made me laugh when he said the point of owning a fiat is to buy one wth a small engine then rev it until the valves get out and dance on top of the bonnet!  :o ;D

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008, 08:40:30 am »
    I hope it will be more factually correct than their guff on the GPA in the Dec magazine.  ???

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008, 08:03:10 pm »
    I hope it will be more factually correct than their guff on the GPA in the Dec magazine.  ???

    What did they say?

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #6 on: November 04, 2008, 08:53:28 pm »
    " The Essesesse kit, which Abarth fits to every car in its Turin factory..."
    "The hefty £4k price hike over the standard Abarth gets you a more dramatic body kit, which includes deeper front and rear bumpers, side skirt and a rear spoiler, plus a set of superb 17in alloy wheels......and there are some nice extra bits inside..."

    Looks like someone didn't ask Abarth about the esseesse kit contents.

    esseesse Abarth with combined 40.9mpg (although that may be Abarths figure) is quite amusing.

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #7 on: November 04, 2008, 10:11:45 pm »
    Looks like someone didn't ask Abarth about the esseesse kit contents.

    Worse than that - it means they didn't even bother reading the press pack they were issued on the way to the bar.

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008, 10:20:48 pm »
    I've never credited Top Gear magazine with much journalistic talent, stick with the professionals. :)

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #9 on: November 04, 2008, 10:31:42 pm »
    More like they got some photos from elsewhere and made up a review. It wouldn't suprise me with that magazine.
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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #10 on: November 04, 2008, 10:40:51 pm »
    Yup, all of the photos they used are from the Abarth UK press office.

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #11 on: November 09, 2008, 05:31:07 pm »
    Everybody got their VCRs/DVDs/PVRs set for 8:00pm?  ;D

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #12 on: November 09, 2008, 07:50:20 pm »
    Really looking forward to tonights episode, while I don't care what they say about it it'll be nice to see footage of it that's NOT a YouTube video, as good as they are.

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #13 on: November 09, 2008, 09:11:23 pm »
    Nice to see the 500 Abarth's time on the board was above the Lotus Elise and Alfa 8C...  ;D

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    Re: 500 Abarth on Top gear
    « Reply #14 on: November 09, 2008, 09:14:01 pm »

    Was a good review, looked pretty steady around the track.