Abarth AC500

 

2009 Fiat 500 Abarth Assetto Corse

 

To View or Enquire about this Race car, contact Richard Warfield:

Contact: Richard

Email: richard@teampainting.co.nz

Phone: 0274790076

 

This is one of the 49 Abarth Factory built and prepared race cars. Fully homologated and highly developed pure race car. These were never road cars and sold new to be used in the European Selenia Abarth Race series.

This car was run by BTCC driver Adam Jones as a private entry. He completed all 10 races that season with 8 podiums (including 4 wins, 3 seconds and 1 third), finishing forth once and seventh after qualifying on pole due to a puncture . This last result cost him the championship and he finished Second overall in the standings that year.

Subsequently bought by Rock band singer Keith Flint, the original ‘firestarter’ from the band ‘The Prodigy’. He sent it to Italy for a complete back to bare rebuild by the famous Romeo Ferraris (who currently prepares Alfa Romeo’s TCR cars). I have receipts for over 50K euros for the work done. I purchased directly from him.

Carbon fibre engine lid, doors, and tailgate (steel tailgate fitted currently).The current Romeo Ferraris prepared engine puts out 255bhp and 330nm of torque. Spec includes bigger turbo and intercooler with different pistons and rods etc. Still runs the factory race ECU. Car has NZ logbook and has run on track here at only 2 meets. Gets a lot of attention. Easy to drive with great handling. I have many many spares, including a lot of new items. 20 OZ racing wheels, Spare 200hp race engine with FIA seals intact, Spare brand new super duty 6 speed Race Gearbox, Spare New Turbo,Brake discs and pads, hubs, rear beam, carbon fibre tail gate, front splitter and boxes more, full list on application.

Real Factory car with great history and fantastic condition and spec. I have not the time to use this anymore or do it justice.

Priced at $35000 NZD. Last 3 to change hands in Australia went over $50K AUD.