Fiat 500, no threat at all

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  1. bjl

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    With a blunt front end the force from impact with a pedestrian will be more distributed and should theoretically cause less harm to the individual.
     
  2. Metalman

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    A little bit about the Fiat "Multi Air" technology....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B82dRiYdCYs&feature=relmfu]YouTube - ‪New Engine Technology for Fiat‬‏[/ame]
     
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    That's pretty impressive.....I wondered how it worked.
     
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    As I drove east this morning to the start of Riverrun for the final checkout I spied a whole lot full of those little 500 creatures over on Scarborough Blvd. As much as I think they are OK it was not a pretty site. I couldn't imagine driving one of those on the Riverrun roads. :crazy:
     
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    Good video it explained a lot I did not understand. I thought Multi air described all the rust hole that will appear in the 500 in a few years.

    If it is so good why does the 500 not get better mileage & produce more power? Hmmm....
     
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    They are starting to pop up all over the roads here. Somebody must like them enough to give it a go.

    Jim
     
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    I'm sure they will sell. They are cute as a bug to a lot of people & a lot of folks want to be first on their block with the latest fashion statement car.
     
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    That's a big part of what drove MINI sales as well.
     
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    I agree...
     
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    Well then, I'm way ahead of them. Here's the little 500 I drove in Rome back in early '70s. Glad everyone is finally catching up!

    ....Les

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    Les you are such a trend setter... :Thumbsup:
     
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    #152 Metalman, May 30, 2011
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    Fiat Abarth 500 with RWD and 230HP....:D

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGhL3pra9OQ&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - ‪Motore Centrale R230 Drifting and Burnouts!‬‏[/ame]


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjF_1JYGWLI[/ame]

    Rear view camera R230 Abarth through Monaco.... Sounds Good....:D
    Same streets as Gran Prix F1 race....

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG8_3nTcuYg&feature=channel_video_title[/ame]
     
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    Les, I had one when I was stationed in Vincenza and I really like the little bugger. I don't plan on swapping my MINI, but I kind of like the new one. This is just the 1st Gen of the car, so things will change with time. :Thumbsup:

    Jim
     
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    Hah......
    Bernie Ecclestone, Flavio Briatore and Christian Horner

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqLp2U-_A3s&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - ‪Top Gear Season 17 Racing in Monaco Circuit‬‏[/ame]
     
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    Well, considering that Fiat has 90% ownership of Ferrari...
     
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    Soooo..... Might we expect to see a Ramferrari....:D
     
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    The Jerrari a meld of a 365GT Coupe and Jeep Wagoneer. Bill Harrah, of Harrah's casion wanted Enzo to make him 4, Enzo said no, Bill had it done.

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    Later on a 1977 Jeep Wagoneer had it's engine swapped. The donor engine in this case came from a Ferrari 365 that was being transported to Harrah's dealership in Reno, Nevada. Apparently it was wrecked so Harrah decided to put the engine into the Jeep.

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