Fiat Ritmo/Strada Abarth 125TC/130TC

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Description

The Fiat Ritmo/Strada was a C-Segment car launched in April 1978 at the Turin Motor show, designed by Sergio Sartorelli.

In May 1981, Fiat launched the sporty Ritmo 105 TC fitted with a 1,585 cc engine producing 105 hp (77kw). Visually the car was distinguished by the front spoiler, fog lights, wheel arch extensions, black mesh grille and rear spoiler.

In September 1981, Fiat launched the Ritmo Abarth 125 TC at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car was fitted with a naturally aspirated 1,996 cc engine producing 125 hp (92 kw) combined with a reworked 5-speed ZF manual gearbox. It was also fitted with larger brakes (ventilated front discs), revised suspension and more rigid chassis components. The 125 TC could accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8,7 seconds and had a top speed fo 190 km/h (120 mph). Visually the car was similar to the 105 TC but it was distinguished by the larger 14 inch wheels and the Abarth lettering.

In 1983, Fiat launched the facelifted Ritmo Abarth 130 TC fitted with a more powerful version of the naturally aspirated 1,995 cc engine producing 130 hp (96 kW), combined with a close ratio 5 speed ZF manual gearbox. The power increase was achieved thanks to the twin Solex/Weber carburattors on a side-draught manifold, and via improved cam profiles (replacing the single Weber carburattor used in the 125 TC). The car could accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 7,8 seconds and could reach a top speed of 195 km/h (121 mph). Visually it was distinguished by the polished 14 inch alloy wheels, the side window wind deflectors and the rear spoiler.

 

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Additional information

Model

Fiat Ritmo/Strada Abarth 125TC/130TC

Production

1983-1988

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1995 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Double Barrel Carburator

Power (hp)

130

Power (kw)

96

Power (@rpm)

@5900 rpm

Torque (Nm)

177

Torque (@rpm)

@3600 rpm

0-100km/h

8,0 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

195 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

121 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,8

CO2 (g/km)

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

0950 kg

Length

3940 mm

Width

1651 mm

Height

1400 mm

Wheelbase

2449 mm

Front Track

1410 mm

Rear Track

1410 mm

Boot Space

368

Tire Size

185/60 R14

Front Brakes

243 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

185 mm Drum