Trofeo Abarth 500 In UK

March 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Fiat 500′s Trofeo Abarth 500 one-make racing series arrives in the United Kingdom this April, as part of International Trofeo Cup which had a superb 2009 season at some of the continent’s legendary circuits such as Valencia, Brno and Imola.

The 500 Assetto Corse race cars are set for some great events at Britain’s well-known circuits such as Silverstone and Brandshatch.

Trofeo Abarth 500 In UK Trofeo Abarth 500

These little rockets are powered by 1368cc 16-valve turbocharged four-cylinder engines developing 190 hp and torque of 300Nm. That along with the dry weight of just 970 kg, makes the 500 Assetto Corse an absolute joy to drive. They are also equipped with sporty body kit and 17-inch sports wheels with Michelin 20/61-17 tyres.

“The Assetto Corse has shown on the track what we believed right from the start – that it would make a fabulous race car,” says Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth UK. “And now we have the mouth-watering prospect of seeing these cars battling it out in the UK. “Race fans are going to love this series I am sure, and we are very much looking forward to an exciting first season here.”