Fiat 500 Abarth DA 0 A 100 Limited Edition

Fiat 500 Abarth DA 0 A 100 special edition
Fiat 500 Abarth DA 0 A 100 special edition

0-100 Years Abarth

Fiat have announced the introduction of a new limited edition 500 dedicated to Karl Abarth and his centenary this year. Named the Fiat 500 Abarth 'DA 0 A 100', rather tactfully referencing both the celebratory year and the Abarth's somewhat spritely performance, the limited edition 500 will see just 101 examples and boast a range of exclusive, classically Abarth tribute modifications.

With exclusive 'da 0 a 100' branding, the limited edition Abarth boasts hide colour leather upholstery and steering wheel, aluminium gear lever knob, kick plate and build number plate, while even the key fob acts as reminder to the car's hommage. The exterior touts Nuvolari Grey paintwork and an Abarth stripe along the body and complements 17-inch alloys featuring the Scorpion in relief and chrome-plated hub covers.

The limited edition model features Fiat's 1.4-litre turbo T-Jet engine, generating 160 hp at 5750 rpm and 230 Nm of peak torque at 3000 rpm, which in conjunction with a fixed geometry turbocharger can propel the 500 to a top speed of 211 kph or 131 mph, while 0 'a' 100 kph is achieved in just 7.3 seconds. Speeding up in fourth gear from 40 to 100 kph now takes 8.5 seconds - gaining ground on the Essessee model by a whole second. Deceleration is also boosted by way of perforated disc brakes front and rear as well as high performance front pads.

A range of further equipment puts safety high on the agenda, with seven airbags, ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution, ESP, Anti-Slip and the new Torque Transfer Control being among the additions. Automatic Climate Control, a high-tech Hi-Fi system with radio, CD and MP3 capability as well as Blue&Me satnav are the principle equipment highlights in the cabin.

Source: Fiat
Published Nov 14th, 2008 11:51pm By Sam Stockley

The Abarth 500 "DA 0 A 100"

To mark Karl Abarth's centenary, the brand has brought out a Limited Edition of the Abarth 500, known as the "DA 0 A 100"; a total of 101 will be manufactured.

The Abarth 500 "DA 0 A 100" is a tribute to the founder's passion, and a clear reference to his life, starting from the specific silencer and variable counter-pressure exhaust system, harking back to one of the products that made the Abarth name famous all over the world. The hide colour leather upholstery with silver embroidery on the new special series also recalls Abarth cars of the past. And the mouldings on the side pillars are a tribute to one of Karl Abarth's best known customisations.

This particular version is equipped with a powerful 1.4 Turbo T-Jet engine that delivers 160 bhp (118 kW) at 5750 rpm, and a peak torque of 230 Nm at 3000 rpm. Thanks also to the IHI RHF3 fixed geometry turboblower, performance is really exciting: the top speed is 211 km/h.

The performance has been raised even higher by adopting different gear ratios: the car reaches 100 km/h from a standing start in just 7.3 seconds. Pick-up is really astonishing: from 40 to 100 km/h in 4th in 8.5 seconds, improving on the performance of the Esseesse version by one second. What is more, perforated disc brakes front and rear, high performance front brake pads, a special air filter "powered by BMC", special low springs and 17" alloy wheels - with chrome-plated hub covers and Scorpion logo in relief - complete with Pirelli Pzero Nero 205/40 R16 ZR 17 tyres make the 500 Abarth "DA 0 A 100" unique.

On the outside, in addition to the silencer with 4 terminals that identify the special exhaust pipe with variable counter-pressure, the car stands out for its Nuvolari Grey bodywork, which is made even sportier by the Abarth stripe on the sides, with a tone-on-tone effect. The identification badges on the pillar are also chrome-plated, like the wing mirror cases.

The same sporty imprint is evident inside, in the leather seats with their hide colour seat and silver stitching. The thumb-rests on the steering wheel (the centre is decorated with the Italian flag) are also covered with hide coloured leather, while the gear lever knob, the kick plate branded "da 0 a 100" and the special "da 0 a 100" plate with the number of the car are all aluminium. The same "da 0 a 100" branding can be found on the fuel tank cover, the ignition key fob and the car cover.

Such exclusive styling is balanced by a lavish array of standard equipment: for example, in the safety field, the car is fitted with 7 airbags, foglights, ABS complete with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) system, ESP (Electronic Stability Program) with ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) and a Hill Holder, as well as the brand new Torque Transfer Control. In the field of well-being on board, the 500 Abarth "DA 0 A 100" knows no rivals, and this is underlined by the automatic climate system, the radio with CD and MP3 player, the sophisticated Hi-Fi Sound System Interscope and the Blue&Me Map satellite navigator (a specific Abarth version). The equipment is completed by electric front windows and wing mirrors, and height-adjustable steering wheel and seats.


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dom6698 dom6698
in what way?
Nov 17th, 2008 9:39pm
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Motor_Yakuza Motor_Yakuza
Still a trash can.
Nov 16th, 2008 2:14am
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Tuner_Mad Tuner_Mad
4 exhausts and 17" on a small car, ooh-la-la!
Nov 15th, 2008 6:03am
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