Actually it is Nissan that is first building the ultimate small crossover through making use of the Juke’s body and fitted it with the mechanical system of the GT- R. however, the company’s work seems to be an inspiration for some other companies.
Well, an unknown company, Lazzarini Design Studio is even imitating Nissan’s work by developing an exclusive Fiat 500 that is empowered by the Ferrari 458 Italia’s source. However, in doing so, the company needs more amount and what they do now is seeking for an investor or car enthusiast who has willingness to give them as much $550,000 to facilitate the development.
Fiat 550 Italia to be is not only great in price, but it also has a great amount on its performance’s figures derived from a little tuning variant of the Ferrari’s 4.5 liter V8.
Lazzarini Design stated that the engine had experienced a little detuned, producing an increased power from 550 horses to 570 horses. With such numbers, the car can be well- balanced during fast shifting operation.
The Maranello’s engine V8 will be fitted along with a updated limited- slip differential, transmission and suspension parts from the 458 and then further fitted on the rear end of the Fiat 500.
With the source placed on the rear end, the concept’s wheelbase is larger by around 300 mm or around 12 in to nearly 2,600 mm or 102.4 in. since it features wide body kit as well, the car is measured at 300 mm or 12 in larger to each side at the rear end and an additional of 200 mm or 7.9 in on each side at the front.
It was said by the company that two ballasts will be added both in the front and in the middle of the chassis that contribute for a total weight of roughly 2200 lbs in order to reach an optimal weight distribution. The company claimed that the Fiat 500’s fuel tank would be placed in the front- end of the car. Well, it seems absolutely thoroughly planned and totally safe.