Is 458 Italia powered Fiat 500 the best idea?

Italia Powered Fiat 500

We are happy to revive Fiat 500. The unique small hatch is an charming driver with gorgeous looks. It’s not what we did call fast, though Fiat 500 Abarth just barely lands itself in "quick" territory. 

Luckily, there are hard-working spirits out there willing to remedy the engine’s acceleration deficit. Lazzarini Design has done some calculating and discovered that, with a little body work, the 500 can play host to much more alarming power plant. How alarming? The crew needs to yank the thrashing heart from the Ferrari 458 Italia and plop the 4.5-liter V8 behind the spaces of cinquecento. You recognize, where the car gods future the engine in the 500 to be. 

These are obviously our type of people. 

But they aren't completely off their medication. The engine has been detuned from 570 horsepower to a more sensible 550 hp. Lazzarini told that the plan really widens the 500 wheelbase by nearly a foot in order to fit the engine and transmission carefully aboard. The complete machine weighs in at 2,200 pounds, even with ballast on both front corners to keep the car planted. If you like what you see, the studio says it is presently looking for a sponsor to help build the machine. Lazzarini Design calculates the project will cost around $550,000. Check it out over at the Lazzarini site. More cars on move transport site