A turbocharger, closer gear ratios, and suspension tuning make the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth ridiculously fun to drive, but it takes the TomTom navigation option to overcome problems with the cabin tech interface.
The Fiat 500 with a whole new attitude: all'arrabiatta.
Fiat strapped a turbocharger to the 500's engine and tuned the suspension, turning the stylish little Italian city car into a loud little beast.
Fiat's foray into America continues with this suped up two-seater that takes aim at Mini and SmartCar.
At the Concorso Italiano in Monterey, Calif. today, Fiat announced an additional version of its diminutive 500 model, a turbo version with 135 horsepower.
The newest version of Fiat's retro 500 pumps up the horsepower and the handling, gearing toward pure, juvenile enjoyment.
Fiat's tuner division, Abarth, created a turbocharged version of the little 500 model, which will get a U.S. debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The small and economical Fiat 500 marks a mild return for the brand to the U.S., but the Abarth version adds a much more aggressive note, and will give enthusiasts a reason to drive Italian.
Fiat's high-performance variant of the 500 compact finally reaches the U.S. market with its award-winning 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine under the hood.
With the arrival of the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth, it looks like I'll get exactly what I want from the 500 chassis: lots more power and much more fun.