Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Prancing Mouse: Ducati 999-powered Fiat 500!


The Fiat 500 is the cutest car we've seen. Now imagine a 150 horsepower Ducati V-twin under the bonnet... :-))

The simple, yet very charismatic late-1950s Fiat 500 is one of the cutest cars anywhere in the world. But, we have to accept, it could have done with a bit more power. So this Fiat F500 has been fitted with a Ducati V-twin, which pumps out more than 150 horsepower. It also gets a carbonfibre composite chassis, brembo disc brakes and sequential six-speed manual transmission. It won't actually outrun a Ferrari, but 0-100km/h time is claimed to be 4 seconds, and the car has a top speed of about 200km/h. Should be a right blast to drive, eh?

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An old Italian commercial for the Fiat 500. Charming!


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