20XX Abarth Coupé

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  • #64798
    seba_s10
    @seba_s10

    Abarth Coupe

    #64799
    seba_s10
    @seba_s10

    Abarth Coupe – exclusive pictures
    Compact two-seater based on 500 platform in the pipeline

    Small, fast and efficient… Say hello to the Abarth Coupe, the most exciting performance car of 2010! Our exclusive pictures show how the sporty two-seater will shape up should Fiat put it into production, giving Abarth a three model line-up to make its assault on the performance car market.

    The revived brand is riding high following the raucous reception for the 500 Abarth, which goes on sale in February, while the Punto Abarth was launched earlier this year. And with increasing numbers of buyers downsizing to smaller and more fuel-efficient cars, there’s never been a better time to introduce a model like this. But can it succeed where the Smart Roadster failed?

    Based on the 500’s platform, the Coupe will use a simple front-wheel-drive, front-engine layout to minimise costs. It will also mimic Ford’s conversion of the Ka into the Street Ka, by carrying the majority of components and switch gear straight over from the 500.

    A lightweight aluminium chassis and low-slung stance should ensure that it retains the go-kart-like handling synonymous with Abarth models of the past. While the compact dimensions make it perfectly suited to twisting European roads and small enough to be threaded through town traffic.

    If Fiat looks to the past there’s no shortage of inspiration for the new Coupe’s design. Models such as the 1959 Abarth 750 Zagato Coupe employed a similar philosophy to the newcomer with a lightweight aluminium body, two-seater layout and extravagant good looks. And as always with Italian sports cars, style is high on the agenda for the Coupe, too.

    Sloping headlights and huge front air-intakes give it a snarling face, while vents in the bonnet and behind the front wheels are a sign that there’s pace to match the car’s looks. Just like the Smart Roadster, a removable roof panel allows occupants to get the open-air experience without the need for an expensive and heavy folding top. And lastly, the trademark Abarth white and red colour scheme with distinctive decals mark the car out from other traffic.

    The racy theme continues in the cabin, with turbo pressure gauges and Abarth Scorpion logos a plenty. Expect sculpted racing seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel, too.

    Driving enthusiasts will enjoy Fiat’s Torque Transfer Control (TTC), which mimics a front limited slip differential to maximise traction in the bends, while LED flashing lights on the dash alert the driver at the optimum moment to change gear – either to extract maximum performance or boost fuel economy.

    Carlo Abarth, the company’s founder, was famous for wringing impressive levels of performance from small-capacity powerplants, and the Abarth philosophy has stayed true to this day. The most likely candidate for the Coupe is the 1.4-litre turbocharged unit from the 500 Abarth, kicking out 135bhp and 180Nm of torque – although an ‘esseesse’ (pronounced essay essay) version with 158bhp and 230Nm of torque, but still returning 45mpg at the pumps, could also make it to production. With the car weighing in at little more than 1,000Kg, expect a 0-60mph time of around eight seconds for the lower-powered version and seven seconds for the ‘esseesse’.

    The Smart Roadster’s downfall was its extortionately high price. But it seems Fiat isn’t about to make the same mistake. Prices for the Abarth Coupe should start from around £12,000 – undercutting the cheapest Smart Roadster by £1,500. Fiat is staying tight-lipped about it’s production plans for the Abarth Coupe, but if it does make it to showrooms, expect the care to break cover in 2010 and go on sale in 2011.

    Fuente: Autoexpress
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    #64800
    Juani
    @juani

    Preciosas las llantas de este úlitmo.. No me gusta la delantera.

    Me gustó más el coupé que era un dibujo puede ser?

    #64801
    marea
    @marea

    Yo quiero a la rubia!!!

    Parece que Abarth está preparando la producción de un deportivo con carrocería coupé. Son sólo rumores, pero ya lo dice el conocido dicho: ‘cuando el río suena, agua lleva’. Las fotos que os mostramos no son, evidentemente, reales. Son unas muy conseguidas recreaciones que ha realizado la publicación británica Auto Express.

    Desde luego, si el supuesto Abarth Coupé tiene este aspecto, nos encontraríamos ante una bellísima máquina a la que, seguro, no le faltarán admiradores. Además en Auto Express se atreven a hacer más suposiciones. Aventuran que dispondrá de un chásis de aluminio y que el motor irá montado en la parte delantera.

    En lo que se refiere a la mecánica, la web inglesa expone que puede estar basada en la del Fiat 500 Abarth. Una variante del pequeño de Fiat que la marca italiana estrenó a mediados de 2008. Se refieren por tanto al propulsor 1.4 Jet de 135 CV que equipó la primera versión del 500 Abarth. Aunque, teniendo en cuenta que el pasado septiembre el fabricante transalpino sacó nuevas variantes más potentes del 500 (Fiat 500 SS y Assetto Corse), sería extraño que tomara la mecánica de 135 CV.

    Se especula también que se presentará en 2010 y que llegará al mercado al año siguiente, en 2011. El precio de salida estimado, según Auto Express, será de 12.000 libras (unos 13.000 euros). Un precio que, a nuestro parecer, es realmente bajo si tenemos en cuenta el coche del que estamos hablando. Sea como fuere, son todo especulaciones, habrá que esperar a que Abarth se pronuncie oficialmente.

    Cortesía de Motor.terra.es

    La verdad es que el coche es una pasada, pero me quedo con la modelo ;D.

    #64802
    sunz
    @sunz

    la rubia también va photoshopeada?

    #64803
    gti
    @gti
    #64804
    PAGE7
    @page7

    Me gusta, y mucho, pero le sentaria mejor un dosis de personalidad própia.
    Vaya, que fuera más Fiat y menos Lotus.

    #64805
    christian r32
    @christian r32

    +1, es básico

    #64806
    nautiliux
    @nautiliux

    El primero en vista 3/4 trasera parece realizado sobre un prototipo ya visto hace un tiempo y del que me reservo el nombre para no caer en paranoia, com odato el prototipo era amarillo y nunca salio a produccion.

    #64807
    Tiago do Vale
    @tiago do vale


    El primero en vista 3/4 trasera parece realizado sobre un prototipo ya visto hace un tiempo y del que me reservo el nombre para no caer en paranoia, com odato el prototipo era amarillo y nunca salio a produccion.

    El Vw EcoRacer. 🙂
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    #64808
    daniS
    @danis


    [quote quote="nautiliux"]
    El primero en vista 3/4 trasera parece realizado sobre un prototipo ya visto hace un tiempo y del que me reservo el nombre para no caer en paranoia, com odato el prototipo era amarillo y nunca salio a produccion.

    El Vw EcoRacer. 🙂

    [/quote]

    Premio para el caballero, a mi tb. me lo parece

    #64809
    marea
    @marea

    Pues a mi se me sigue pareciendo más al Évora de Lotus.

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    #64810
    Mondeo
    @mondeo

    Abarth is also developing a coupe version of the 500 inspired by the tiny Zagato Abarth 750 of 1959. The caricature-like official artist’s impression gives little away but hints at a shallower glass house, a cut-down windshield and a faster rake for the roof line and rear pillars. It’s understood that the car will be offered in both open and closed forms. The closed version will feature the Zagato-signature double-bubble roof of the original.

    Inside Line

    #64811
    Fuego
    @fuego


    Abarth is also developing a coupe version of the 500 inspired by the tiny Zagato Abarth 750 of 1959. The caricature-like official artist’s impression gives little away but hints at a shallower glass house, a cut-down windshield and a faster rake for the roof line and rear pillars. It’s understood that the car will be offered in both open and closed forms. The closed version will feature the Zagato-signature double-bubble roof of the original.

    Inside Line

    Imagenes del diablillo…de Zagato
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