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thecolortech
09-07-2014, 12:20 PM
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http://www.abarthcars.co.uk/Site/uk/Abarth500RallyR3T

J.Peterman
09-07-2014, 05:12 PM
I didn't know that they made that many models. Most dealers in the U.S. wouldn't want to handle that much inventory if Fiat could get all of them compliant with all of necessary regulations that the Feds & CA burden the manufacturer with. I doubt that we'll ever see any of those models that we don't already have. (but I wish we did) They look like a lot of fun.

Robert Nixon
09-07-2014, 09:09 PM
because that is a car made for a specific class of rally racing?

Abarth619
09-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Hell, we can't get the Panda over here and you want a Abarth rally car? Just kidding that's a pretty sweet car, it's a shame Fiat doesn't bring more of its cooler stuff across the pond.

boostfreak
09-07-2014, 10:22 PM
Wat? You can basically order a full race car right from Fiat??

http://www.abarthcars.co.uk/Site/uk/Abarth695AssettoCorse#

Now THAT is an Abarth!

Fiat500USA
09-07-2014, 11:47 PM
One reason is A-Segment cars are established and viable in Europe and are just barely getting a toe hold here in this country. The SCCA rules against the 500 don't help the racing scene, either. Hopefully this will all change and we'll see some Abarth Specialties here. I was asked my opinion on selling a particular Abarth Specialty car here in this country a little while back so they are aware that there is interest but so far there's no news on it. The C510 manual trans doesn't help homologating a higher HP car here in the US plus all the special Abarths are VERY expensive.

thecolortech
09-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Well if the 695 was available i would have got that. Not that i dont love my 500 abarth C :
http://www.abarthcars.co.uk/Site/uk/Abarth695AssettoCorse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEHW8ap_J0s#t=61

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEHW8ap_J0s#t=61