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Offline Fiat Trofeo

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The forgotten Abarth
« on: March 24, 2010, 07:25:47 pm »
A small family car converted into a little screaming monster. That is the Abarth way. All these small monsters sooner or later become classics.
But after searching the forum I've found that one is forgotten. The Fiat Cinquecento from 1992 to 1998. Not the Cinquecento Abarth which is nothing but a standard car with some fancy plastic glued on, but the Cinquecento Trofeo. A "monster" of a rally car.
Where are they now? I'm asking because I am the proud owner of the 1994 Trofeo in the picture. I know of one more Trofeo here in Denmark, but what about the UK? Did they ever race in the UK and what became of them?
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1984 Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130TC (Project)
1986 Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130TC (Project)
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    Jarmin Von Nitely

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    Re: The forgotten Abarth
    « Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 07:45:49 pm »
    Very Very Nice  :thumb:

    Offline scuderia sitar

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    Re: The forgotten Abarth
    « Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010, 09:04:41 pm »
    Needs more stickers :whistle:
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    Re: The forgotten Abarth
    « Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 08:44:08 am »
    Excellent little car, can't believe it's been overlooked until now

    I remember reading an article about these beasts when they were launched, in the old Performance Car I think.

    They compared it to an original 500 Abarth - I would have given away internal organs to have either one of those cars.

    They never made a road going version of this car, sort of like a Peugeot 106 Rallye, did they?
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    Re: The forgotten Abarth
    « Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 05:13:06 pm »
    Whats those strange upstandy things on the bonnet?

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    Re: The forgotten Abarth
    « Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010, 08:10:32 pm »
    Oh, .....they're the flaps.
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    Offline Fiat Trofeo

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    Re: The forgotten Abarth
    « Reply #6 on: March 25, 2010, 09:09:58 pm »
    I would have given away internal organs to have either one of those cars.
    They never made a road going version of this car, sort of like a Peugeot 106 Rallye, did they?

    Please post age and blood type just in case I should need a spare part later on  ;D

    No, luckily enough there was no "road going" version. That's what makes them unique. Almost too unique. Where are they?

    By the way. It's useless as a "normal" road car. 100 km/h at 4800 rpm with Abarth gearing. With standard gearing it is 3300 rpm.
    It's limited to 8500 rpm and has 75 hp at 8000 rpm.

    I drive it 35 km to work at least twice a month just to see the reactions of other drivers when I come "screaming" by.
    1971 Fiat 500L
    1971 Fiat 850 Sport Coupe (Project)
    1981 Fiat X1/9 1500
    1984 Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130TC (Project)
    1986 Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130TC (Project)
    1994 Fiat Cinquecento 0.9 Trofeo
    2002 Fiat Punto 1.2 16V Sporting
    2007 Fiat Panda 100 HP

    Offline jazzdevil

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    Re: The forgotten Abarth
    « Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 12:39:53 pm »
    ...Not the Cinquecento Abarth which is nothing but a standard car with some fancy plastic glued on..., but the

    I read this post a while back and thought nothing more of it, until today as someone has moved in just along the street from me and they drive a black Cinquecento 'Sporting', which has a chrome scorpion just above the radiator grille and the Abarth badge on the rear quarter panels turning into a tasteful red stripe running to the front end.

    I'd never seen one before, but you're definitely right in the assertion that it looks little more than a standard car with some decals and badges!?

    I'll grab a picture next time I see it.
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    Re: The forgotten Abarth
    « Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 12:20:46 pm »
    Finally saw the Cinquecento again at the weekend... went in the house, grabbed camera, came back and it was being loaded onto a scrappies flatbed truck.  Off to Abarth heaven  :(
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    Offline ricambio

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    Re: The forgotten Abarth
    « Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 04:59:04 pm »
    A small family car converted into a little screaming monster. That is the Abarth way. All these small monsters sooner or later become classics.
    But after searching the forum I've found that one is forgotten. The Fiat Cinquecento from 1992 to 1998. Not the Cinquecento Abarth which is nothing but a standard car with some fancy plastic glued on, but the Cinquecento Trofeo. A "monster" of a rally car.
    Where are they now? I'm asking because I am the proud owner of the 1994 Trofeo in the picture. I know of one more Trofeo here in Denmark, but what about the UK? Did they ever race in the UK and what became of them?

    All i can say is yes It`s forgotten in the u/k  :'(

    or is it,,

    at the  AUTO ITALIA SHOW 06 June 2010 at ``Stanford Hall``  :) :) :)

    Trofeo get`s Trophy ,,,,,,, :thumb:
    well what a surprise and totally out of the blue
    my little Fiat Abarth Rally Trofeo car won the Best Abarth at the show :D
    just like to thank everyone from the Mag Auto Italia for this and for a good show
    so maybe my little rally car is not forgotten after all ,,,,,,,

    I think i have the only one in the uk ,,,,,
    it is form Fiat Auto Corse Chivasso Torino, and did the 1997 Monte Carlo Rally for Fiat
    Fiat Cinquecento Abarth Sporting Group A  

    can`t link in photos sorry as this site wont let us put links in  :thumbd:



    My other cars a Fiat :-)