Under the cover of darkness, Brian is invited to a local racetrack by designer Gianfranco where the two test drive a beautiful hybrid of a Fiat500 car equipped with Lamborghini’s signature V12 engine. Burning around the circuit Brian marvels at the suspension, the gearshift, and the way this gorgeous love child of a machine holds the road so smoothly./Cars That Rock
Oemmedi Meccanica has built probably the craziest Fiat 500 on Earth. Sure this is more of an engine mashup than a true engine swap but something like this deserves attention. This Fiat has had two previous engine swaps, the first being a 3.2L Porsche flat-six and the next was a 3.0L Ferrari V8.
Now the small car has a 580 horsepower 6.2L V12 from a Lamborghini Murcielago.Apart from the 6.2-litre engine, the new Fiat 500 also got the Murciélago’s transmission and brakes. 18-inch wheels required new wings and arches.
All of those parts were handcrafted.The body and chassis are now two very different and hugely modified pieces of this mechanical marvel,the chassis is a complete custom-made unit made using an assortment of steel beams and braces, with a bit of a floor pan and a cradle for the engine blended in.