Whether the Fiat 500 Turbo will meet your needs in its stock form--that being 135 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque from its turbocharged 1.4-liter MultiAir engine--it might just be the blank canvas you've been looking for. And that's how Fiat is pitching it to the media, and, presumably, soon to customers.
As a canvas, it's essentially an Abarth powertrain without the overboost function, dropped into a standard 500 body and cabin, with a slightly upgraded suspension. That is a great combo for the modifier at heart, or anyone looking to turn a new 500 into a track car.
For the full details and official images, visit this preview of the 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo.
2013 Fiat 500 Turbo debut live at the Concorso Italiano