|Fiat Punto HGT Abarth '00|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo Concept|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||1.8-liter inline-4 DOHC|
|Max Power||128 BHP|
|Performance Points||349 PP|
|Max Torque||16.70 kgf.m|
|Weight||1,100 kilograms (2,400 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||9.09 kg (20.0 lb) per horsepower|
Four colors are available for this car:
- Giallo Ginestra
- Oro Lingotto Metallizzato
- Arancio Calipso Metallizzato
"A special Punto for Abarth fans; only sold in Japan."
The Fiat Punto is a small car that well known to Europeans. The second generation model debuted in 1999, commemorating the centennial anniversary of Fiat. In Japan however, there was one particular model that was somewhat different. Pay close attention to the Scorpion mark shining on the body of the sporty HGT model. This is the mark of Abarth, the sports tuner with a long history of special Fiat models.
Carlo Abarth (who had worked for Dr. Porsche at one time) became known for small lightweight sports cars that cleverly utilised Fiat components, and his cars raced on European Circuits from the 1950's to the 1970's.
He eventually became responsible for tuning cars in the newly-created Abarth division of Fiat, and original cars designed purely by him disappeared. In Japan there are many die-hard fans of the scorpion however, and that's why only the Japanese model of the Punto was given a model with this famous badge and naming.
The HGT Abarth engine was a 1.8L, DOHC inline-4. Though numerically it is just a 129 BHP engine, it is free-revving and eager to please the driver. The solid 5-speed MT, the slightly hard suspension, and everything else about the car gives you a feel that this Punto has been imbued with the fire of an Abarth.
The exterior styling is attractive as well. Its shape, seemingly cut out of a block with a chisel with no remorse or second thought, is more a modern piece of Italian sculpture than a car.
The Punto is available in a 3-door or a 5-door, but the HGT Abarth is only available as the former - something the Japanese fans were not bothered by in the slightest as that badge provided everything they desired.
The Fiat Punto HGT Abarth '00 can be purchased from the Fiat dealership for 30,030 Credits.
This car can be purchased for 30,030 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Fiat Punto HGT Abarth '00 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 25,715 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 30,030 Credits. It is a simplified car.
- This car can be found inside the game files of Gran Turismo Concept, implying that at some point during the development of the game, the car would have made an appearance as a playable vehicle. Although this car ended up being unused, it is still accessible through the use of cheat devices.
- ↑ As a hidden car, unobtainable through normal means.