The Fiat Stilo Schumacher GP

A new limited edition version of the Fiat Stilo 2.4 20v goes on sale throughout Fiat Auto’s UK dealer network this weekend (7/8 May).

Timed to coincide with the Spanish Grand Prix, where Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher will be pushing hard for his first Grand Prix victory of 2005, the new Stilo Schumacher has been created as a tribute to Michael Schumacher’s fifth consecutive Formula One World Championship Driver’s title with Ferrari. The Stilo Schumacher becomes available here in strictly limited numbers - just 200 RHD units will be coming to the UK - and in any colour you like so long as it's Ferrari red!

The Stilo Schumacher will be offered here in two different configurations - standard and GP:

Standard

This 170bhp five cylinder three-door hatchback boasts a new, specially commissioned bodykit; exclusive kick plates and pedals; a powerful hi-fi sound system with steering wheel audio controls, CD, MP3 player and subwoofer; ABS anti-lock braking, ESP and traction control; dual zone climate control, Schumacher logos, and a special plaque numbered appropriately from UK001 to UK200.

Stilo Schumacher GP

Impressive though this factory specification is, Fiat Auto UK was keen to go a step further, so as to offer customers something even more special. Thus, a unique UK-based chassis development programme was undertaken to bring the car to the level of best in class. Carried out in conjunction with Prodrive, the globally acclaimed, high profile UK specialist automotive engineering concern, this intensive programme has led to the production of an aftermarket handling package known as the Stilo GP kit.

The Prodrive developed GP kit, which is a UK fitment, consists of front and rear road springs manufactured by Eibach, Bilstein front struts and rear dampers, 7 x 18" OZ Superturismo alloy wheels, low profile 215/40 ZR18 Continental Contisport Contact 2 tyres, and a stainless steel rear silencer with twin outlet pipes.

The kit has been created to produce a more sporty car, both in terms of looks and driver involvement, and is designed to appeal to customers seeking exclusivity in the ‘hot hatch’ market.

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Published : 08/05/05 Author : Melanie Carter

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