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Author Topic: Abarth 500 R3T Rally Car launched in Sanremo  (Read 8948 times)

olopboy

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Abarth 500 R3T Rally Car launched in Sanremo
« on: September 25, 2009, 01:21:56 pm »
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.

The Abarth 500 rally version will be type approved for Group R3T, the category for turbocharged cars up to 1600 cm3 in capacity. This class will be the future of the specialism because it represents a good compromise between car cost and performance. Ideal for private drivers and young people who want to show their worth in a true racing car, capable of outstanding performance by any standard.

The Abarth 500 power unit is 1368 cm3 with a Garret GT 1446 fixed geometry turbocharger capable of delivering a power of 180 hp (132 kw) at 5500 rpm.

The gearbox is sequential, front meshing with 6 speeds and includes a multiplate self-locking differential, twin plate clutch and special half-axles.

Great care has been taken to ensure the suspension can be adjusted to obtain a ride suited to each driver's individual driving style. The racing shock-absorbers are adjustable, with coaxial spring and wheel to alter the ground clearance plus special shims to adjust the caster and camber angles.

The 7" x 17" OZ asphalt rims are designed for 19/62-17 tyres.

The Brembo brakes are all disc, ventilated at the front with 4 callipers, solid disc at the rear with brake distributor and governor. The handbrake is hydraulic.

The Abarth 500 is equipped with a special welded roll-bar integral with the body, the required safety devices and FIA type-approved seats with 6 seat belt anchorage points.

The weight is the lowest set by the regulations for this category: 1080 kg unladen.

Great care has also been taken over the details, beginning with a livery that is most decidedly in keeping with tradition, complemented by a lovingly crafted interior and instruments.

The Abarth promotional trophy regulation and timetable will be circulated in the coming weeks.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2009, 03:14:09 pm by AlexK »

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    olopboy

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 01:25:40 pm »
    And here's the spec sheet for the car. More motor sports fun to be had, and some interesting developments on the technical side.

    Engine
        * Turbocharged Otto-cycle, 4 cylinders in line, 4 valves per cylinder, 1368 cc
        * Power: approx. 180 hp (132 kW) at 5500 rpm
        * Peak torque: 300 Nm at 3000 rpm
        * Garrett GT1446a fixed geometry turbocharger, 29 mm diameter intake restrictor
        * Special reinforced water and air sleeves

    Transmission
        * 6-speed gearbox, front meshing with sequential control
        * Multi-plate self-locking differential
        * 184 mm diameter metal-ceramic twin-plate clutch
        * Special half-axles

    Suspension and Steering
        * Front: MacPherson, special adjustable racing shock absorbers, coaxial spring with wheel for adjusting car height. Camber adjustable by means of shims
        * Rear: Multi-link, special adjustable racing shock absorbers, spring with wheel for adjusting car height. Camber adjustable by means of shims
        * Electric power steering with racing setting

    Brakes
        * Brembo radial front calliper with four M4 x 40 pistons
        * Ventilated Brembo front brake disc, 295 mm diameter x 28 mm
        * Rear calliper with 36 mm piston
        * Solid rear brake disc, 240 mm diameter x 11 mm
        * Racing brake pads
        * Hydraulic handbrake
        * Brakeforce distributor and rear load proportioning valve to optimise car behaviour

    Wheels and Tyres
        * OZ 7" x 17" asphalt rim
        * 19/62-17 asphalt tyre

    Body and Chassis
        * Car dimensions: length 3657 mm, width 1627 mm, wheelbase 2300mm
        * Special welded roll-bar, integral with body
        * Stripped interior, safety outfit
        * FIA type-approved seats with 6 seat belt anchorage points

    Weight
        * 1080 kg minimum regulation weight plus equipment
    « Last Edit: October 12, 2009, 04:00:09 pm by AlexK »

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009, 01:31:36 pm »
    I think the stripes might provide some good stone chip protection for those who don't want to go down the Paintshield route on road cars!!

    It looks awsome and will no doubt prove to be extremely competative.

    olopboy

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009, 01:34:28 pm »
    Oh and just look how big those exhausts are, going to be even louder than the Assetto cars are. I can't wait hear one on a video.
    « Last Edit: September 25, 2009, 02:05:58 pm by olopboy »

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009, 04:31:35 pm »
    Cool :thumb:

    Wouldn't take much to replicate that look on any A500 either
    Scorpion Black/Gara White Bi-Colour A595 Turismo, black leather and Interscope

    Crossover Black, black leather, white stripes, mirrors and scorpion - Gone, but not forgotten

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #5 on: September 25, 2009, 05:02:56 pm »
    i dont know why you would want to though.... it looks a tad rediculas for a road car lol....
    The one with the cape!

    DraigFlag

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #6 on: September 25, 2009, 06:49:40 pm »
    What an absolute beast! Wish i could buy every possible variant/edition of the A500, there's so many now and they're all just stunning!

    chuckie4570

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #7 on: September 25, 2009, 07:39:50 pm »
    Stunning little motor :thumb:

    olopboy

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #8 on: September 25, 2009, 08:24:17 pm »
    i dont know why you would want to though.... it looks a tad rediculas for a road car lol....

    And 500 owners have such understated cars, why would we consider it?   :P

    I now have to work out how to get a ride in that beast as well  ;D

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #9 on: September 25, 2009, 08:31:01 pm »
    Woohoo love it!!  ;D
    As Keith Richards tells it, Jones came up with the name "The Rollin' Stones" (later with the 'g') while on the phone with a venue owner. "The voice on the other end of the line obviously said, 'What are you called?' Panic. The Best of Muddy Waters album was lying on the floor—and track one was 'Rollin' Stone Blues'".

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #10 on: September 28, 2009, 04:33:40 pm »

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    olopboy

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #12 on: September 28, 2009, 05:32:18 pm »
    Hey look at this ^^

    Threads merged  :P
     
    « Last Edit: September 28, 2009, 05:37:36 pm by olopboy »

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #13 on: September 29, 2009, 10:56:45 pm »
    All reposted stuff from above removed for clarity

    Hideous I must say  :thumbd:

    « Last Edit: September 29, 2009, 10:59:32 pm by olopboy »

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    Re: Abarth 500 for rallies launched in Sanremo
    « Reply #14 on: September 29, 2009, 10:59:59 pm »
    Sigh nobody reads properly


     P.S you are so wrong  ;D

     

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