New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Power punch for sexy Punto

2005-09-27 08:09

The road car won't get the spoilers or the artwork!

The new car has been developed by the Italian car maker's in-house tuning division, Abarth, and it was shown, complete in motor sport livery, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Officially called the Rally Super 2000, the car will get four-wheel-drive machine and around 210 kW for competition - but a road-going version will be made available, although the racing livery, large alloys and rear spoiler are unlikely to appear on customer cars.

A Fiat spokesman at Frankfurt revealed that the road Abarth will probably be powered by a 157 kW engine, as opposed to the 89 kW and 97 kW motors initially available when the Grande Punto is launched next year.

Abarth models will cost around R24 000 more than the 1.9-litre Multijet version.

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