2019 Fiat Abarth track day

The 2019 Fiat 500 Abarth proved to be surprisingly involved on track, but ultimately rewarding.

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The Fiat 124 Abarth proved to be the more forgiving of the two Abarth vehicles on track, despite its rear-wheel drive layout.

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The light weight and precise steering made the 124 Abarth a joy to hustle around the Streets of Willow.

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Being front-wheel drive, the 500 Abarth required more muscle to get it around corners neatly but it also proved happy to rotate off-throttle.

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Fiat provided both the 124 and 500 Abarth models in manual and automatic transmission guises, though the former is absolutely the way to go.

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Both Abarth models have managed to keep, and in the 124's case improve on, their famously fun exhaust notes.

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While the 124 Abarth is a sweetheart to drive on track, it could definitely use a little more power.

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The car's balance and response were highlights of the on-track experience.

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Fiat provided access to a team of highly qualified Skip Barber Racing School instructors for the day.

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The Barber instructors put us through our paces on the autocross course, the skidpad and finally the road course at Streets of Willow.

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