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  • 2019 Fiat 500 Abarth 70th Anniversary

    Fiat's tiny 500 Abarth has been fitted with a massive rear wing capable of generating 92 pounds of downforce at 124 mph.

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    The Fiat 500 is dead in the US

    The flagging small car won't be imported into the U.S. although inventory should carry dealers through next year.

  • 2020 Fiat 500e spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Fiat 500e spy shots

    Fiat is working on a new 500e based on a dedicated EV platform.

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    Vintage Fiat 500 inducted into Museum of Modern Art in New York

    The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York has a new exhibition piece: a 1965 Fiat 500. Fiat highlighted the car's induction in a Monday announcement, and the mini car is on display as part of a new exhibit called "The Value of Good Design." The chosen pieces aim to tell the story of industrial...

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    Fiat plans new 500e and 500 Giardiniera wagon

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles delivered a lot of news at its investor presentation detailing its latest five-year plan on Friday, and the plans include a new 500e electric car and a 500 wagon variant. Come 2020, Fiat will launch a new 500e alongside what the brand plans to name the Fiat 500...

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    2018 Fiat 500 goes all-turbo, all the time

    To put a little more pep in the 2018 Fiat 500 lineup's step, the Italian announced Thursday at the Chicago auto show that it is making a more powerful turbocharged engine standard equipment. The new 1.4-liter turbo-4 engine represents a 33 percent increase in horsepower over last year's non-turbo...

  • 2017 Fiat 500 Abarth facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    It seems like the current Fiat 500 has been around forever—it was actually in 2007 that we first saw the covers come off—but the car has a few years left in it until a complete redesign is introduced so in the meantime the designers are giving it an update. The updated version of the regular 500 has already been revealed. It’s due out later this year as a 2017 model. When it arrives, we should also see the updated version of the feisty Abarth model, prototypes for which were recently spotted. The 500 Abarth is one of our favorite cars because of its raw feel, punchy engine...

  • 2017 Fiat 500S
    2017 Fiat 500S: Small car, big statement, bigger stereo

    While the Abarth 124 Spider took the spotlight on Fiat's stand at this week's 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the 500 received a little love too. Fiat showed off in Geneva its 500S, a sportier-looking version of the updated 500. The model—which won't have any significant performance advantages over...

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    2016 Fiat 500 Revealed With Revised Styling, More Tech

    The current Fiat 500 subcompact landed on these shores in 2010 but it’s been in showrooms overseas since 2007 and thus is getting rather long in the tooth. An all-new new model is still some way off but an updated version is being introduced in the meantime to keep fans satisfied. ALSO SEE...

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    2016 Fiat 500 Getting Updates, July 4th Reveal

    Fiat will unveil an updated version of its 500 hatchback on July 4th. This particular date has great significance for Fiat—no, not because of Independence Day—as it was on July 4th of 2007 that the current 500 was first introduced and it was on the same day back in 1957 that the...

  • 2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio
    Fiat Launches Retro 500 1957 Edition Cabrio

    If you’re a fan of the original Fiat 500 but can’t live with a car that’s decades old, then the Fiat 500 1957 Edition may just be for you. It was launched last year to celebrate the 57 years since the launch of the original 'Cinquecento' back in 1957 and came with retro styling...

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    Parallel Parking Record Shaved Down To Just 7.5 Centimeters: Video

    Yes, I know you think you're good at parallel parking. You can whip your car into the spot in a matter of seconds, with your wheels placed a clean distance from the curb and plenty of room between the other cars and your fore and aft bumpers. Let me tell you something though, you've got nothing on...

  • Dodge Viper ACR Concept, 2014 SEMA

    This year’s SEMA show is just a couple of weeks away but we’ve been given an early look at what’s destined to be one of the stars of the upcoming tuning fest. Revealed today is the Dodge Viper ACR Concept, which unashamedly previews the ultimate track-focused but street legal version of the fifth-generation model. MUST SEE: Crashed 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Spotted In Chicago: Video The last Dodge Viper ACR (for American Club Racing) rolled off the assembly line in 2010, boasting a stock engine but weight savings of around 90 pounds and an aero package that could produce...

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    Abarth 695 Biposto Named Official Car Of The 2014 Gumball 3000 Rally

    The Gumball 3000 rally is gearing up for another year of mayhem, with participants scheduled to take off from Miami on June 4 and travel across the U.S. and Europe before ending in Ibiza one week later. Now, for the first time in the event’s history (the first was in 1999), the Gumball 3000...

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    2015 Fiat 500 Gets Tech Updates, Automatic Option For Sporty Models

    The Fiat 500 lineup is set to receive a handful of updates for the 2015 model year that should keep the cars competitive against the all-new MINI that’s just gone on sale and a new generation of the Smart Fortwo that’s just around the corner. The headline update is a new seven-inch...

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    Race Car Tech For Abarth 695 Biposto Launched In Geneva

    Plenty of car companies tell us their new products are "race cars for the road", but rarely does the term have any credence. Anyone who has ever set foot in a race car, let alone driven one, will tell you how dissimilar they are to the average road car. Some get close though, such as Abarth's new...

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    Fiat Launches Abarth Track Experience In U.S.

    Back in the day, buying a fast car meant just that: You walked into a dealer, put your money down and drove out with something quick. Nowadays, the fashion is to offer drivers of performance cars special driver training packages to enhance their skills in a safe environment, and the latest to do so...

  • 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition
    2014 Fiat 500 ‘1957 Edition’ To Debut At L.A. Auto Show

    Fiat is celebrating its original 1957 ‘Nuova’ Cinquecento with a special edition 500 that goes on sale in 2014.

  • 2013 Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition

    Fiat is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the original Abarth 595 at the 1963 Turin Motor Show by launching a tribute edition based on its latest 500 hatch. The modern version will don the famous red and white livery of the original but will make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show taking place next week. Only 299 examples will be built, none of which are destined for the U.S. That’s a shame, as the modern Abarth 595 is the most powerful model ever launched by the Italian performance brand. Power rates in at 180 horsepower, 20 more than the regular 500 Abarth...

  • 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva
    Meet The 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva

    The Fiat 500 Cattiva can be ordered either in 500 Sport or 500 Turbo trim.

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio by Gucci
    Fiat Still Wants You To Get Your Gucci On

    One of the fanciest trim lines in the industry is back for another model year. The Gucci-edition Fiat 500 is coming back for another round of ultra-compact fanciness. While not quite filled with the finest Corinthian leather, the 2013 Fiat 500 and 500C are both outfitted with Gucci embroidery...

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    Fiat Teams Up With SMEG For 500 Refrigerator

    Italian stye is oft imitated but hard to actually get right. The Italians have knack for producing all sorts of goods that simply look fantastic, and this extends from their suits to their cars on to their... appliances? Yes, now that Fiat has teamed up with SMEG to create the SMEG 500...

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    Abarth To Show Four New "Fuori Serie" Creations In Geneva

    Fiat, like MINI, knows that that buyers of its 500 Abarth models want to personalize their rides. Unlike MINI, which specializes in primarily cosmetic changes, Abarth has launched a program that gives customers an even broader-scope upgrade and customization path. Introduced at last...

  • 2014 Fiat 500L live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
    Coming Soon To A Car Near You: Plastic Windows

    If you wear glasses to correct your vision, chances are good you already know the benefits of polycarbonate lenses over glass ones. Not only are polycarbonate lenses significantly lighter, they’re also much more impact-resistant than glass. Polycarbonate windows have been used in racing cars...

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