Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length


Author Topic: 500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch  (Read 6002 times)

AlexK

  • Guest
500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch
« on: December 03, 2008, 12:12:39 pm »
The Trophy Abarth 500 race series, which launches in 2009, will be divided into three championships: the 500 Abarth Trophy Europe, the Trophy Abarth 500 and the 500 Abarth Trophy Italy.

The Trophy Abarth 500 follows the Ferrari Challenge Trophy Pirelli, and is divided into six meetings of two races each.  It begins on March 29 in Monza, with races on May 3 at Mugello, May 17 at Imola, July 5 in Le Castellet (France), September 27 at Valencia (Spain), and October 11 at Vallelunga.

The 500 Abarth Trophy Europe features six meetings of two races each, combined with the European WTCC (World Touring Car Championship). It begins on May 31 in Valencia (Spain), followed by June 21 in Brno (Czech Republic), July 5 at Porto (Portugal), July 19 at Brands Hatch (Great Britain), September 6 at Oschersleben ( Germany) and September 20 in Imola (Italy).

The 500 Abarth Trophy Italy will begin on April 5 with a race yet to be designated in Italy, then on May 3 at Mugello in conjunction with the Ferrari Challenge Trophy Pirelli, June 7 at Magione (Aci-League CSAI), August 2 at Varano de 'Melegari (Aci-CSAI), 27 at Mugello (Aci-CSAI) and 11 October in Vallelunga, with the Ferrari Challenge Trophy Pirelli.

If you've got the money, you can participate in the series by ordering a 500 Abarth Assetto Corse and race support package, which includes full service and transportation.  Cars will be delivered to customers at the end of February 2009.

I've had to pull this info from an Italian press release, so my apologies if it's not 100% accurate.

AbarthForum.co.uk

  • Advertisement
  • ***

    Offline John501

    • Abarth Dealer
    • Dealer Liaison
    • S2000 Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 7448
    • Carlo Rating: 15
    Re: 500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch
    « Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 12:29:34 pm »
    We were originally told that the Assetto Corsa would be 250,000 Euro, we got an e-mail about 2 months ago syaing that they had dropped the price of the car to 35,000 Euro. Who says that Abarth will not give a discount!
    Visit Vospers Abarth, Plymouth

    Offline Reteb

    • Assetto Member
    • **
    • Posts: 62
    • Carlo Rating: 0
    Re: 500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch
    « Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 12:45:28 pm »
    That's an 86% discount!
    Pity they can't carry this over to the standard Abarth 500 price - I might have two!

    AlexK

    • Guest
    Re: 500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch
    « Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 02:15:48 pm »
    The details I have price the Assetto Corse at €32,800 + VAT.

    The cost of the Abarth Trophy Europe package is €12,000 + VAT.

    If you want to see the details behind the package, this zip file contains a PDF brochure.
    « Last Edit: December 03, 2008, 02:35:51 pm by AlexK »

    Ryan

    • Guest
    Re: 500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch
    « Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 03:15:30 pm »
    John Original price is absolutely crazy, who the hell would pay that much for it. Certainly would have made the car very very rare, but what!?

    AlexK

    • Guest
    Re: 500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch
    « Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 03:40:30 pm »
    Ryan, this isn't a 'car' in the normal sense.  It's built with a particular race series in mind, and isn't road legal.

    Offline John501

    • Abarth Dealer
    • Dealer Liaison
    • S2000 Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 7448
    • Carlo Rating: 15
    Re: 500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch
    « Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 04:47:59 pm »
    ALex is quite right, there are only 49 of these cars ever to made. They have a different start to the chassis number. An ordinary Fiat 500 or Abarth 500 will start ZFA1500000 etc with the last numbers being sequencial. The Assetto Corsa starts with ZFA1510000 so it can be told apart from the others.
    Chunky and I saw the very first one being built in Turin when we were there and it had been pre-sold to an american collector. It had the chassis number ZFA1510000000000. Being number zero in the 49, the collector had paid 1,000,000 Euro for the car to make sure he owned the very first one!!!
    This car is something very special. It is completely stripped of all the refinements and is left with a roll cage and power steering, thats it!!
    It produces 200 BHP out of the same 1.4 turbo engine thats fitted to all of the 500 Abarths.
    Visit Vospers Abarth, Plymouth

    Offline fiona

    • Assetto Corse Member
    • ****
    • Posts: 259
    • Carlo Rating: 0
    Re: 500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch
    « Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 05:50:35 pm »
    Hopefully will be televised on Motors TV if it is run on the WTCC programme.
    Abarth Grande Punto Esseesse - white with red mirrors and stripes

    Chumley

    • Guest
    Re: 500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch
    « Reply #8 on: December 03, 2008, 06:21:21 pm »
    If it's going to have a race series, I'm going anyway!  ;D

    AlexK

    • Guest
    Re: 500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch
    « Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008, 06:32:39 pm »
    I feel a forum event coming on...  ;)

    Chumley

    • Guest
    Re: 500 Abarth Trophy Europe comes to Brands Hatch
    « Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 10:00:57 pm »
    I did wonder when that subject might eventually crop up...... ;)

     

    hungry