Should you come across Ferrari Formula One Driver, Felipe Massa, driving his new Fiat 500 don’t be tempted to take him on because not only is the talented Brazilian one of the fastest drivers around but also because his 500 is rather special – it’s the most powerful 500 that Fiat have ever made.
Sitting underneath the cute little white Fiat 500’s bonnet is the same turbocharged 120 bhp engine that can be found in its bigger brother, the recently arrived in Australia Fiat Punto Sport T-Jet. Added to his go-faster kit are special 16 inch diamond alloy finish wheels and chunky red brake callipers.
This means that the Ferrari driver who picked up six pole positions and three wins in the 2007 F1 Season en route to gifting Ferrari the Manufacturer’s title and assisting team mate Kimi Raikkonen to his driver’s title will be effortlessly quicker in his 500.
But the rest of the Felipe 500 is available in Australia – the pearl white paintwork, the brown cloth interior, the electric skydome sunroof and chrome trim pack are all options on the Fiat 500 to order now ready for delivery after the Australian Fiat 500 launch at the Melbourne International Motor Show.
The new Fiat 500 is racking up trophies almost as quickly as its newest owner, with the 2008 European Car of the Year trophy alongside the EuroCarBody 2007 and AutoEuropa 2008 prizes.With the Fiat 500 taking part in the Celebrity Challenge at the 2008 F1 Season opener, the FORMULA 1™ ING Australian Grand Prix on 16 March in Melbourne, the Celebrities should, perhaps, be more than a little concerned if one of the Fiat 500s has the distinctive whistle of Turbo and a Brazilian behind the wheel…..
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