Your Projects: This Fiat 850 features turbo Suzuki GTI power

David S.
By David S. Wallens
May 1, 2024 | Your Projects, Fiat 850

It WAS a turbocharged and fuel injected 843cc car that made 120hp at the wheels and weighed in at 1375 lbs.,” GRM forum regular Trent says of his 1971 Fiat 850 Berlina. “Mercilessly quick, but gearing limited to 89 or 90 mph.”

A few years ago, Trent was talked into blowing apart the car for a respray. He’s finally putting things right with a new driveline, a turbocharged Suzuki GTI engine backed by a Porsche 901 gearbox. He’s tying everything together with much fabrication–lots of welding, milling and conjuring up from scratch.

Check out the build thread for yourself here.

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Comments
Trent
Trent PowerDork
5/1/24 2:57 p.m.

Aww Thanks

 

 

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/1/24 7:58 p.m.

 

DWNSHFT
DWNSHFT Dork
5/1/24 10:31 p.m.

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But what is that black car in the background on the left?  Looks Italian and yummy.

Trent
Trent PowerDork
5/1/24 11:23 p.m.

In reply to DWNSHFT :

Ferrari dino 246gt

DWNSHFT
DWNSHFT Dork
5/2/24 11:07 a.m.
Trent said:

In reply to DWNSHFT :

Ferrari dino 246gt

Very yummy.  Any good pictures?

Trent
Trent PowerDork
5/2/24 1:01 p.m.

In reply to DWNSHFT :

It has been back with its owner for a while, 

I have some clips of it on the dyno, but the GRM image uploader won't accept those

buzzboy
buzzboy UltraDork
5/2/24 3:15 p.m.

The hammer formed crossmember might be my favorite engineering on this website.

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