Romeo Ferraris is an Italian tuning company who offer a wide range of performance products for a variety of manufacturers. At the same time they compete in the Italian GT Championship with a Ferrari F430 GTS, and in the Italian Turismo Endurance Championship with an Abarth 500 24H Special. It’s this second car which has formed the basis for the company’s latest project.
Romeo Ferraris start off by taking a Fiat 500 Abarth, they then proceed by tuning the car’s 1.4 litre turbocharged engine to produce a staggering 300 horsepower. They then bolt on a suitably outrageous bodykit, add a couple of racing bucket seats and four-point harnesses. New lightweight wheels are added, as is a roof spoiler and a rear diffuser. A racing-spec roll cage is added as built-in health insurance against the inevitable impromptu visit to the countryside.
Despite its race-car derived design and freakishly powerful turbocharged engine, Romeo Ferraris have managed to keep the Fiat 500 Abarth Cinquone Stradale road legal. There’s no word as yet on what sort of a production run the company will be offering, or whether the parts will be sold separately to current 500 Abarth owners.
Source: Romeo Ferraris