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shagghie
06-07-2013, 04:19 PM
...this is an older video, but wow. The AC cars pull over 1.2G's, and they lap on par with an Audi R8...all with only 190hp (the rest of the performance coming from slicks, weight savings, and suspension mods). Here's a vid:


http://www.evo.co.uk/videos/trackdayvideos/245977/abarth_500_assetto_corse.html


and if that got your juices flowing, then here's a great Abarth Hill Climb in-car (FF to the in-car cam, with great narration, and some 2-wheel action)


http://www.evo.co.uk/features/features/256126/abarth_500_at_harewood_hillclimb.html

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shagghie
06-07-2013, 05:14 PM
to be fair to the R8..... the AC cars cost just about as much, and are on slicks, not street tires. But STILL... all that video does is make me want to do a rear seat delete and get some super light wheels and light battery and a CF hood! (and not eat as many meatball sammichez)

MADNESSLuckyJay
06-07-2013, 05:32 PM
to be fair to the R8..... the AC cars cost just about as much, and are on slicks, not street tires. But STILL... all that video does is make me want to do a rear seat delete and get some super light wheels and light battery and a CF hood! (and not eat as many meatball sammichez)

That's funny, so many people ask me what they can do to make their FIAT faster, I usually suggest a treadmill for starters

shagghie
06-07-2013, 05:42 PM
So mean


That's funny, so many people ask me what they can do to make their FIAT faster, I usually suggest a treadmill for starters

MADNESSLuckyJay
06-07-2013, 06:19 PM
So mean

sometimes honesty hurts, I know, but it will certainly help

Tweak
06-07-2013, 06:37 PM
sometimes honesty hurts, I know, but it will certainly help

I'm 5ft8in and about 130lbs...what does Dr. Jay suggest for me...lol. :D

shagghie
06-07-2013, 06:38 PM
I'm 5ft8in and about 130lbs...what does Dr. Jay suggest for me...lol. :D

Drive a Morgan.

shagghie
06-07-2013, 06:43 PM
Really really heavyset guys be like:

http://www.bennysimonsen.com/images/oulton_action.jpg

MADNESSLuckyJay
06-07-2013, 06:45 PM
I'm 5ft8in and about 130lbs...what does Dr. Jay suggest for me...lol. :D

good god man, eat more! haha, tweak makes the driver weight requirements just fine!

MADNESSLuckyJay
06-07-2013, 06:47 PM
really really heavyset guys be like:

http://www.bennysimonsen.com/images/oulton_action.jpg

hahahahahaha

MADNESSLuckyJay
06-07-2013, 06:49 PM
Drive a Morgan.

BTW, i love Morgans, I'm gonna drive one for sure when I'm an older silver fox. I'd take their 3-wheeler now though! When West Coast Customs showed off the $1million dollar car they did for Will.I.AM I thought to myself, huh, that's a crazy body kit for a Morgan, then read the article, he way over spent!

Seafarer61
06-07-2013, 07:33 PM
I might clock in as one of our forum's largest owners. 6-4, 260. One can only imagine how much quicker my Abarth could be if I lost 75-lbs. gr_grin

Hard to go for walks though when I have to walk past my Abarth tucked under the car port. Damn this car. It's more fun to drive five miles than to walk it. :p

Tweak
06-07-2013, 07:44 PM
good god man, eat more! haha, tweak makes the driver weight requirements just fine!

I told Rob (zonker) I am the carbon fiber version of him once...haha. I do eat quite a bit but luckily I've managed to not become the blimp I should be...yet. :)

Giuseppe
06-08-2013, 02:09 AM
Anyone else having an issue with the video? I can't see it. Tried on my iPhone and iPad.

jguerdat
06-08-2013, 08:04 AM
Really really heavyset guys be like:

http://www.bennysimonsen.com/images/oulton_action.jpg

Hey! Stop picking on me!! ;)

I'm 6'4" and about 222 lbs., slowly trying to lose more. When I was racing my S2000, folks were spending $1500 for a titanium exhaust to lose 30 lbs. I could have done that by eating fewer meatball sammiches, too, and actually have saved money...

jguerdat
06-08-2013, 08:10 AM
...this is an older video, but wow. The AC cars pull over 1.2G's, and they lap on par with an Audi R8...all with only 190hp (the rest of the performance coming from slicks, weight savings, and suspension mods).

Colin Chapman had it right - add lightness.