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Old 10 Apr 2012, 21:36   #1
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Anyone remember this ?

http://www.touringcartimes.com/article.php?id=4324

Does anyone know whether they attempted to build the cars in the end or not?
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Old 11 Apr 2012, 00:09   #2
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Does anyone know whether they attempted to build the cars in the end or not?
Not sure, they certainly didn't make it to the first weekend if I remember correctly.
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Old 11 Apr 2012, 08:25   #3
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It never happened, and was never likely to either. The Punto would have needed some major bodywork extensions to meet the minimum length regs, and as a 3-door wouldn't have been eligible anyhow.
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Not sure, they certainly didn't make it to the first weekend if I remember correctly.
Yeah I knew they didnt make it, Just wondered if they had even started building the cars or just a load of hot air.
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It never happened, and was never likely to either. The Punto would have needed some major bodywork extensions to meet the minimum length regs, and as a 3-door wouldn't have been eligible anyhow.
Punto doesnt only come as a 3 door.......
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Punto doesnt only come as a 3 door.......
Abarth version doesn't
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Based on what I've seen of the Abarth championship that car would've been on its roof at pretty much every round!
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Based on what I've seen of the Abarth championship that car would've been on its roof at pretty much every round!
Punto is a lot longer wheelbase than the 500 that they use in the abarth series. Punto uses Vauxhall Corsa chassis
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I seem to remember Gow remarking at the time: "Not grand enough..." Which I think sums up the idea. Still, it would be nice to see something Italian in the series, perhaps the Giulietta, or the Giulia whenever it finally appears?
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I think the Giulia will probably be too big and heavy, especially if they base it on the 300 chassis like the new Lancia Thema..

The Giullietta would make a great current generation touring car, but there is no one out there with the funds to develop it as a privateer entry, and there will be no works money.
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