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Fiat 500 with Ferrari V8 by Lazzarini Design

 Fiat 500 with Ferrari V8 by Lazzarini Design
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
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 12, 2012 10:06 pm
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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 25, 2012 9:05 am
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TomitaBogdan
this is why they banned group b... +500hp fitted on 800kg lightweight... but still not as insane as ariel atom v8
Jun 24, 2012 2:36 pm
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motorfan28
We've had flaming ferraris and now it is time for the flaming fiat
Jun 24, 2012 8:52 am
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mechamynd
a donkey with golden saddle
Jun 24, 2012 6:10 am
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ACN
Italian passion, great little concept!
Jun 23, 2012 4:13 pm
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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 23, 2012 6:31 am
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pzxpjy
I guess that Chinese won't pay for this, so hope someone from the Middle East make it come true.
Jun 23, 2012 5:56 am
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N20_Purge
I'd really love to see a race between this and the Juke-R!
Jun 23, 2012 5:01 am
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GRAVE
This can easily smokes the Juke-R in a drag race. It is much lighter
Jun 23, 2012 4:05 pm
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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 25, 2012 4:15 am
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Cohiba-lover06
I want my deposit on the Juke R back!
Jun 23, 2012 1:12 am
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NYyanks
i seriously want to see this be made. It's too awesome!
Jun 22, 2012 9:19 pm
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LWE7
Ridiculous.
Jun 22, 2012 7:04 pm
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hf7188
looks like a "little" group B monster, loved it!
Jun 22, 2012 6:17 pm
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hajime1990
Brilliant. Better if it wasnt just a photoshop.
Jun 22, 2012 5:59 pm
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GRAVE
WOOOOOOOOOOW! What a car!
Jun 22, 2012 5:54 pm
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ucplayer
insane
Jun 22, 2012 5:53 pm
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