Fiat 500 with Ferrari V8 by Lazzarini Design

Lazzarini Design 550 Italia 22.6.2012
Lazzarini Design 550 Italia 22.6.2012

Has 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp)

Lazzarini Design has released the first renderings of the 550 Italia.

Based on the Fiat 500, the model features an aerodynamic body kit with new bumpers, revised side skirts and a prominent rear wing. There's also a roof-mounted air intake, a dual exhaust system and a reinforced chassis.

Power comes from a rear-mounted, Ferrari-sourced 4.5-liter V8 engine that produces 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp). It normally develops 570 PS (425 kW / 563 hp) in the 458 Italia, but Lazzarini detuned it to optimize traction.

The company is currently looking for an investor who is willing to spend $550,000 (€437,410) for the development of the "toy."


Source: Lazzarini Design Studio and Autoblog.it

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InsureHunter InsureHunter
This car is not something you see everyday. With its rear 542 horsepower engine that is in the rear of the vehicle and unique look, it is no surprise that the company is still looking for investors. But, it would be cool to see this car in action
Aug 13th, 2012 5:06am
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charlemagne charlemagne
the rear reminds of the mid '70s renault 5 turbo... the rest rather of the famous topolino in the '50s... Obviously Europe is once again in love with downsizing (body and displacement)as it was in the sixties. That's a disguised reaction (into "fun") to the crisis we're all in, I think.
Jun 25th, 2012 4:05pm
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TomitaBogdan TomitaBogdan
this is why they banned group b... +500hp fitted on 800kg lightweight... but still not as insane as ariel atom v8
Jun 24th, 2012 9:36pm
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motorfan28 motorfan28
We've had flaming ferraris and now it is time for the flaming fiat
Jun 24th, 2012 3:52pm
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mechamynd mechamynd
a donkey with golden saddle
Jun 24th, 2012 1:10pm
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Italian passion, great little concept!
Jun 23rd, 2012 11:13pm
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Aditya.Ramesh Aditya.Ramesh
may b they can combine with fiat itself,1st they have to make 1 to convince people its possible and worth more than super car anyway it looks awesome
Jun 23rd, 2012 1:31pm
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
I guess that Chinese won't pay for this, so hope someone from the Middle East make it come true.
Jun 23rd, 2012 12:56pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
I'd really love to see a race between this and the Juke-R!
Jun 23rd, 2012 12:01pm
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This can easily smokes the Juke-R in a drag race. It is much lighter
Jun 23rd, 2012 11:05pm
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pzigly pzigly
Ya but the juke has awd, launch control, and dual clutch, unless this thing has launch control and a dual clutch, the juke will take it in the quarter mile, this might take it in the half mile after the wheels stop spinning, and i dont think there is room for that engine, and if someone hit you from the back, ur last moment on earth would be in a fiat 500
Jun 25th, 2012 11:15am
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
I want my deposit on the Juke R back!
Jun 23rd, 2012 8:12am
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NYyanks NYyanks
i seriously want to see this be made. It's too awesome!
Jun 23rd, 2012 4:19am
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Jun 23rd, 2012 2:04am
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hf7188 hf7188
looks like a "little" group B monster, loved it!
Jun 23rd, 2012 1:17am
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hajime1990 hajime1990
Brilliant. Better if it wasnt just a photoshop.
Jun 23rd, 2012 12:59am
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Jun 23rd, 2012 12:54am
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ucplayer ucplayer
Jun 23rd, 2012 12:53am
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