When one thinks of 'hot hatches', then the first
thing that comes to mind are the Volkswagen GTi and the
(European) Ford Escort XR3i.
But also Fiat has made an array of very fast small hatchbacks aswell: the Uno (Model 146), Tipo (160) and their replacement: the Punto (176).
Both the Uno and Punto were equiped with a 1.4 liter Turbo engine (112bhp), capable of 200+ km/h (124 Mph), while the Tipo got a 2 liter 16-valve (sedici-valvole) engine (146bhp), which ran a healthy 207 km/h.
Fun-fact: the Tipo was initially to be called "Tipo." (Tipo-punto, literally: Type-dot). But nobody seemed to notice the little dot on the name-tag! Fiat got even by releasing project "Tipo B" as "Punto".
|FIAT Uno Turbo i.e.|
|Toshihiro's Uno Page (Japanese)||?|
|FIAT Uno HomePage||Bostjan Keber|
|Altapressione (Japanese)||Tsuyoshi Saito|
|The 1. German inofficial Tipo pages||?|
|The Sedicivalvole Homepage||?|
|The Tipo Sedicivalvole Page||?|
|Tipo! Tipo! Tipo! (Japanese)||Tetsu Umeda|
|Corsa Libera about FIAT Tipo (Japanese)||Shiro Inagaki|
|Greek Punto GT Page||Stelios Hatzopoulos|
|Fiat Punto GT||Ant&oecute;nio Roleira|
|Let's Go Balistic!||Greg Lunt|
|Unofficial Fiat Punto web site|
|The Punto GT Homepage|
|Fiat Punto Side (English/German)|
|Corsa Libere about FIAT Punto (Japanese)||Shiro Inagaki|
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