Abarth 500 Rally R3T
Abarth introduced its latest racing gem at the 51st Sanremo Rally.
The Abarth 500 R3T lent its name to a promotional rally trophy in 2010, which joined the two track events (European and Italian) with 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 the Fiat Uno, Uno Turbo, Cinquecento, Seicento, Punto Kit and Super 1600, Stilo and Panda Kit trofei.
The Abarth 500 rally version is type-approved for Group R3T, the category for turbocharged cars up to 1600 cm³ in capacity. This class is the future of the specialism because it represents a good compromise between the cost and performance of the cars. 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.
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The Abarth 500 power unit features 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 multi-plate self-locking differential, twin-plate clutch and specific driveshafts.
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 calipers, solid disc at the rear with brake distributor and governor. The handbrake is hydraulic.
The Abarth 500 Assetto Corse is equipped with a special welded roll-bar integral with the body, the required safety devices and FIA type-approved seats with seat belts with 6 anchorage points.
The weight is the lowest set by the regulations for this category: 1080 kg unladen.