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Fiat Teases The U.S.-Spec 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth: Video


Fiat's 500 Abarth

Fiat's 500 Abarth

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If you’re looking for more images or details on the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth than we gave you here, this video will leave you disappointed. In fact, it has less than 2 seconds worth of product imagery in a 23 second video.

It does, however, refer to the Fiat 500 Abarth as an outcast, a rebel and a bad boy. We’re not exactly buying into that hype, since the 135 horsepower that the Fiat 500 Abarth puts out in Euro trim makes it more of a juvenile delinquent than a certified bad boy, at least in our book.

That doesn’t mean that we’re not anxious to get behind the wheel, since the Fiat 500 Abarth’s strengths lie in the overall package. The base 2012 Fiat 500 is a nimble car with a sound chassis, and we’ll bet that another 34 horsepower will go a long way towards addressing our complaints with the 500.

We wouldn’t call the Abarth a rebel or an outcast, and we certainly don’t think it’s a bad boy. We’re willing to bet serious money, however, that it will be an absolute blast to drive.

Look for more information on the Fiat 500 Abarth when the car is introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16. You can follow our complete coverage of this year's show here.



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