Monday, 2 June 2014

Marbella Turbo

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

What do you get when you cross a Fiat Panda with an unexpected turbo? Er... this.

It's actually a SEAT Marbella - basically a rebadged Fiat Panda built in Pamplona. And this particular one has had its insides scooped out with whatever the garage equivalent of a melon baller is, to be replaced by the oily bits from a Lancia Y10 Turbo. So we're looking at a 1,049cc four-banger with an IHI turbo and a dinky intercooler, offering the thick end of 85bhp (although possibly a little more in the case of this SEAT). Throw in a few beefed-up suspension components and boom, surprising track car. Fun, huh?

Spotted at MATP 2014 - click here for more.

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