I have to admit I’m disappointed that Ralph Gilles won’t be behind the wheel of an SRT Viper for this year’s running of the TargaNewfoundland (September 8 to 15). I suspect he is, too.
Nonetheless, Chrysler Group does have an entry in the Targa, a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth, nicely tuned. The Fiat will be driven by Jen Horsey, writer, reporter and Targa veteran, and Formula DRIFT champion and stunt driver Samuel Hubinette.
Last year, Horsey and Gilles came in second in their group (Modern Division) in the Viper. Should be interesting to see how Horsey and Hubinette make out in the Fiat. I bet it’s easier to get around the corners.