If you thought that the Scorpion-badged 500 models are exciting to drive, then you haven’t seen this tuned Italian supermini.
It was made by Gran Torino Engineering, in order to celebrate the centenary of the Giannini Italian tuner, and it comes with the 1.75-liter four-cylinder turbocharged that powers the Alfa Romeo 4C.
The powerplant was fitted at the back and massaged to produce 350 horses, which represents a 110hp increase over the exciting sports car. Additional mechanical upgrades include the addition of a manual gearbox, rear-wheel drive, Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers on the front axle, and four-piston at the rear, and pushrod suspension with Ohlins coilovers.
It’s massive wide body kit is said to have been made from carbon fiber, and this Fiat 500 also features additional air intakes, a bespoke hood, modified grille with additional lights, roof-mounted wing, and a set of 19-inch forged wheels.
Only 100 units of the 350 GP, its new nickname, are believed to be hitting production, priced from €150,000 ($179,736) each, and they can also be specified with the dual-clutch auto gearbox of the 4C.
The staggering Fiat 500 was filmed last weekend, at the 2017 Best of Italy Race, doing a few runs, and getting the attention it deserves.