At the 51st Sanremo Rally, Abarth will showcase its new racing addition called the Abarth 500 R3T. The Abarth 500 rally version will be type approved for Group R3T, the category for turbocharged cars up to 1600 cm3 in capacity. Actually the Abarth 500 power unit is 1368 cm3 with a Garret GT 1446 turbocharger, which produces 180 hp (132 kw) at 5500 rpm.

With its 6 speeds sequential gearbox with multiplate self-locking differential, adjustable suspension, adjustable racing shock-absorbers and 7" x 17" OZ asphalt rims wrapped in 19/62-17 tyres, the Abarth 500 R3T is ready to satisfy even the most highest race drivers demands.

The driver safety is guaranteed by the special 4 callipers ventilated Brembo disc brakes, the welded roll-bar and the FIA type-approved seats with 6 seat belt anchorage points.

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Abarth 500 R3T technical specifications:

Engine Turbocharged Otto-cycle, 4 cylinders in line, 4 valves per cylinder, 1368 cm3
Power: approx. 180 HP (132 kW) at 5500 rpm
Peak torque: 300 Nm at 3000 rpm
Garrett GT1446a fixed geometry turbocharger, 29 mm diameter intake restrictor
Special reinforced water and air sleeves
Transmission 6-speed gearbox, front meshing with sequential control
Multiplate self-locking differential
184 mm diameter metal-ceramic twin plate clutch
Special half-axles
Suspension Front: MacPherson, special adjustable racing shock absorbers, coaxial spring with wheel
for adjusting car height. Camber adjustable by means of shims
Rear: multilink, special adjustable racing shock absorbers, spring with wheel
for adjusting car height. Camber adjustable by means of shim
Steering system Electric power steering with racing setting
Brakes Brembo radial front calliper with four M4X40 pistons
Ventilated Brembo front brake disc, 295 mm diameter x 28 mm
Rear calliper with 36 mm piston
Solid rear brake disc, 240 mm diameter x 11 mm
Racing brake pads
Hydraulic handbrake
Brakeforce distributor and rear load proportioning valve to optimise car behaviour
Body Car dimensions: length 3657 mm, width 1627 mm, wheelbase 2300mm
Chassis Special welded roll-bar, integral with body
Stripped interior, safety outfit.
FIA type-approved seats with 6 seat belt anchorage points
Wheels OZ 7"x17" asphalt rim
19/62-17 asphalt tyre
Weight 1080 kg minimum regulation weight plus equipment