Looking to test drive a Fiat 500? How about one that’s equipped with a Lamborghini engine.
This little 500 classic is no joke and has undergone quite the makeover to barely fit the 6.2 liter V12 engine that was ripped from a Lamborghini Murcielago. The transition to the monster engine didn’t happen overnight however. First the Frankensteinian creators cannibalized a 3.2 liter Porsche 911 Carrera engine then swapped that out for a 3.0 liter Ferrari V8. Despite the unrealistic upgrade, the envelope had to be pushed further by installing the V12. After a complete overhaul and a lot of work, this Fiat was now alive.
While it’s hard to imagine this compact car booking it at a buck fifty, it’s quite possible as the engine is capable of pumping out 572 horsepower. Though no one can provide an official top speed for this little beast, the real question should be how fast it can go before it falls apart? And if it does fall apart it’s not like you could easily schedule a service visit.
As it seems that this car is just going to be for show, it’s still interesting to compare this souped up version of the compact car to a real FIAT. It may be difficult to boast about putting out only 160 horsepower, especially compared to the monster engine. Despite the 412 difference in horsepower, considering its size the Fiat 500 has more than enough to buzz around with and get an extra boost when needed. Unlike the insane version of this car, the 2013 Fiat 500 out performs it tremendously when it comes to gas mileage. With a 1.4 liter engine, the Fiat 500 is able to get 31 miles per gallon in the city, and 40 for highway driving.
While the Fiat 500 may not be able to perform on the same level that the super 500 can, it’s definitely safe to say anyone driving it will not have to worry about accidently blowing through a store front by just tapping the gas pedal. For anyone interested in getting an idea on what it may feel like in the super Fiat, it’s definitely worth test driving a regular Fiat 500. Sure you can’t punch it to 60 mph within three seconds, but it will still be fun to safely cruise around in the city.