About the car
This car was built by Italian car manufacturer, Fiat as part of the 131 series marketed from 1974 to 1984. In 1976, 400 examples of the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally were built for approval and certification in order to race in a given league or series (homologation). The main assembly centre for this car was at the Comprensorio di Mirafiori in Turin which is the headquarters and industrial district of Fiat.
The 2-door saloon Abarth Rally comes with a 16 valve straight-four 2.0 litre engine which is capable of producing up to 240bhp. This car was a very successful Group 4 rally car, winning the 1000 Lakes Rally event of the sixth season of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) World Rally Championship (WRC) in 1978 with Finnish drivers, Markku Alén and Ilkka Kivimäki.
About the Brand
Fiat is an Italian automobile manufacturer founded in Turin, Italy, in 1899, by Giovanni Agnelli. The Fiat-branded cars are produced in multiple locations worldwide, with their main market in Europe, especially Italy. Fiat Automobiles have received nine European Car of the Year awards, which is the most of any other car manufacturer.
About the Manufacturer
Kyosho Corporation is a Japanese model car company operating internationally under the name Kyosho. The company was founded in 1963, by Hisashi Suzuki, and is based in Tokyo, Japan. They are recognised to produce a wide variety of the best quality radio-controlled and die cast models. Kyosho produces both modern and classic diecast models, consistently of a very high quality, with a main focus on the 1:18 size replicas.