Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fiat Abarth Rally 1980 Rally Monte Carlo

Fiath Abarth Rally Monte Carlo 1980 Gr4 Calberson
driven by Andruet/Biche Monte Carlo 1980

In 1976, 500 examples of Fiat 131 Abarth Rallye were built for homolgation purposes. This car included many technical modifications such as 16-valve DOHC engine producing 140 PS (or 138hp),
mechanical fuel injection and independent rear suspension. In race specifications, the engine produced around 215 PS (or (212 hp) in season 1977.

The Series 2
The 131 got a minor facelift in 1978. New DOHC, or "Twin Cam" (TC) engines arrived, and these models were badged as SuperMirafiori. Biggest change exterior wise was larger rectangular shaped front lights, new bumpers, new bigger rear lights and new interior trim. In 1978, the 2-door sporting version Racing (Mirafiori Sport in the UK) with 115 PS (113 hp/85 kW) DOHC engine, was launched. This car had four round headlights (the inner headlights being smaller than the outer ones (unlike any other mirafiori model produced)), different grille, spoilers and extended wheel arches, and a short-throw 5 speed gearbox. The Racing had top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph).


the diecast in 1:43 scale by IXO models


Frederick Foster said...

you rally car is realy great , I love it .

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Frederick! :-)