The Most Badass Fiat 500... In The World?

With custom suspension, widebody, and a tuned version of the Alfa 4C's engine, this could be the maddest Fiat 500, yet.

4y ago

The Fiat 500 is not a car that is savoured by petrol heads unless it has a sticker of a scorpion placed somewhere on its rear. Even then, the Abarth version still looks like the cutesy original that you can buy to match your shoe colour or the colour of the stone that matches the month you were born in. Yes, that's apparently a thing.

So what can you do to make the 500 look and perform like something you actually want to drive? How about a widebody? Or shoveling the power unit from an Alfa 4C behind the front seats? Yeah... that sounds more like it.

This is where Gran Torino Engineering come in. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Italian tuner Giannini, they've produced what you can see in the video above: A 350hp, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Fiat 500 from hell named the Giannini 350 GP Anniversario. The widebody is carbon fibre, and the power is fed through a manual gearbox (that should please the purists), unlike the 4C that feeds it through a dual-clutch - also available if you fancy.

To match its ridiculous power to weight ratio, this 500 has been given drilled and slotted six piston Brembos at the front and four pistons at the rear. And did you notice those sexy looking Ohlins shocks popping out of the bodywork?

Want to know something incredible? 100 of these things are being built and sold to the public. Also incredible is the price at 150,000 Euros. But this is one 500 that you won't see sat behind the local Starbucks that's for sure.



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Comments (7)

  • "You were so busy building something you could, that you never stopped to think if you should"

      4 years ago
  • Looks epic from the back, like a Renault 5 Turbo...front looks ok-ish but still the best Fiat 500 I've seen!

      4 years ago
  • Looks more like a VW Beatle now.. Too wide

      4 years ago
  • Maybe somone can explain what I'm supposed to get excited about? The only acceleration pull looked mediocre at best. Lots of time spent showing fit and finish of suspension components, and the exhaust note sounded pretty good... my 14 year old street legal GTI would run away from this thing. Maybe the driver was the weak link, but color me unimpressed.

      4 years ago
  • I like widebody but this is too widebody.

      4 years ago