FIAT CINQUECENTO SPORTING : NOBLE OF HUMBLE ORIGINS
It was 1991 when Fiat created the sixteenth century, the ideal heir to the New 500 and substitute for stainless 126.
In three years of production, the car had a good sales success and this led the Italian company to develop a more aggressive variant: the Sporting.
Aimed at young fans, the car featured new alloy wheels inspired by those of the Uno Turbo and more refined interiors compared to the standard versions.
A five-speed manual gearbox, combined with front-wheel drive derived from the Fiat Tipo 55, managed the four-cylinder FIRE 1.1 8V engine.
The control panel
Able to generate the power of 54 hp with a torque of 88 nm, the engine allowed the Sporting to reach the maximum speed of 150 km / h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 13.8 seconds.
To improve the rigidity of the chassis, an anti-roll bar was mounted while the suspensions adopted a McPherson layout on the front and independent wheels on the rear.
The four-cylinder FIRE 1.1 8V engine
Produced until 1998, Sporting has over time become one of the most iconic Fiat cars produced in the 1990s and I do not doubt that sooner or later its collectable value will rise dramatically.
Comparison between the Mini Cooper 1.3 and the Cinquecento Sporting
Thank you to Valentina Zanola and Alessandro Renesis for the cooperation