This Kawasaki Ninja powered Fiat Cinquecento is insanity on wheels

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The Fiat Cinquecento is an extremely small, remarkably basic city car which ended its production run about 20 years ago. Think of it as the 1990s version of the current Fiat 500. The regular Cinquecento won't scare anyone, but this heavily modified example will.

To start, the creator ditched the original petrol engine for a slightly larger one, which is mid-mounted. The new engine comes from a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R. This is a superbike with insane levels of performance, allowing it to rev up to 12,000RPM and produces 250bhp.

The entirety of the bodywork has been changed, with the addition of flared wheel arches, creating space fat, slick tires. The front of the car is entirely custom built, and the same story goes for the back of the car with a visible exhaust, removal of the rear bumper and a few other modified parts. The exterior of this Cinquecento screams time attack to me.

The interior has been given a makeover too, where the original interior of the Cinquecento has been stripped and the only things that remain are brand new to the car with a single racing seat, roll cage, racing steering wheel, and a basic instrument cluster.

The crazy Cinquecento was recently taken to a track, where it showed that it goes like no tomorrow and looks like it's quite difficult to drive.

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Comments (2)
  • Magical

    23 days ago
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  • I dig it man....we used to race the Legend cars with the FJ Yamaha, the power to weight was good. Those were top heavy, but I really like this cars layout, of which I'm sure if he built another one it would be much lighter. The reliability of Superbike engines is really good too, as long as you leave them close to the way they came.

    23 days ago
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