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Fiat 500 Monza, Abarth with Expensive Style

We are confident, seeing the already big number of custom 500s out there, that soon we will have to create a special section for this new tuners' passion. Until then however, this new tuning muse will keep on showing its ever changing face with newer, better, whiter, leatherier, errerr add ons.

This time, Romeo Ferraris, an Italian tuning/styling house decided to give their own interpretation of the retro car. What came out, the 500 Monza, is nothing more than a means to celebrate 50 years of Romeo Ferraris.

The Monza packs a huge-for-its-size 260 bhp troop under its tiny hood, an achievement made possible by the use of a new turbocharger, a complete exhaust system, a new gearbox with 6  sequential gears and a new limited slip differential. How they squeezed all that in there, is beyond us. Unfortunately, no specific naught to sixty acceleration time or top speed have been made available by the builder.

The modified Abarth rests on Yokohama Parada tires, mounted on purpose built Romeo Ferraris wheels. Underneath, the 500 received 280 mm discs and 4 piston calipers Brembo brakes and a new racing suspension set.

Exterior modifications include the main color, Icy White, with two red and blue stripes on both the hood and the hatch of the car. The front bumper received a carbon fiber blade reinforcement, while the back of the Monza has been fitted with a diffuser.

On the inside, leather is the defining word, in the shape of Alcantara painted in the colors of the Monza circuit.

Romeo Ferraris will built only 10 units of the Monza, first presented at the 60th Gran Premio d’Italia in September. If you like it and decide to want one, make sure you can afford it. The Monza is priced at some 60,000 euros... The least they can do for that money is offer a special luggage set in leather and a driving suit. Which they do...


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