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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.

  • Abarth 124 Spider Live Photos, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Fiat Abarth 124 Spider unveiled in Geneva

    The Fiat 124 Spider is distinguished from its Mazda MX-5 Miata sibling by retro styling but now there's another difference that's more than skin deep. Mazda doesn't offer a Mazdaspeed version of the current MX-5 but Fiat set its in-house tuner and motorsports arm to work on the 124. Debuting at the...

  • 2016 Fiat 500X
    Fiat Mulls 500X Abarth

    Like MINI, Fiat has turned one retro hatchback into an entire family of cars, and just like in the MINI lineup some of these Fiats have high-performance variants. We are, of course, talking about the Abarth cars, which at present include only the 500 Abarth and 500 Abarth Cabrio. However, more are...

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth first drive
    Fiat 124 Spider To Feature Abarth Flagship

    While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has ruled out launching a dedicated sports car under its Abarth performance brand, we’ll still see a sports car wearing the famous Abarth scorpion logo in the not too distant future. That sports car will be the upcoming Fiat model based on the bones...

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
    Senior FCA Exec Confirms Mazda MX-5 Platform For New Fiat-Abarth Model

    In May 2012, Alfa Romeo and Mazda made the surprise announcement that the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata would form the basis of a new Alfa Romeo Spider and that both cars would be built at Mazda’s plant in Hiroshima, Japan. However, by the start of 2014, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles...

  • Abarth 695 Biposto
    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...

  • 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth

    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 is Fiat's Abarth brand. In the greater scheme of things a Fiat 500 Abarth may not need quite the same skill set as you'd need for the latest Porsche or Aston Martin, but there's never any harm giving yourself a few extra talents. A new 'Abarth Track Experience' will let drivers develop their...

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
    No Plan For Standalone Abarth Sports Car

    Not long ago, there were reports that Fiat performance brand Abarth was working on launching some sporty models of its own, based on either Fiat 500 underpinnings or those of the much more extreme KTM X-Bow. Such a move would not be without precedent, since during its heyday Abarth was releasing...

  • 2014 Fiat 500L
    Fiat 500L Abarth? Why Bother?

    Abarth's European chief says a performance version of the 500L is a definite possibility.

  • 2013 Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition
    Fiat Celebrates Abarth 595’s 50th Anniversary With Special 500

    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...

  • Abarth 695 Fuori Serie Record
    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...

  • 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
    2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Live Photos: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Depending on your priorities, Fiat may have just made the 500 Abarth a better vehicle. That is, if your priority is hearing that beefy exhaust note and if it involves having an open-air experience. These two things have now been accomplished with the introduction of the new 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth at...

  • 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth

    Love the Fiat 500 Abarth but really want to get an open-air driving experience? Well then, Fiat has just the thing for you as it's revealing the 2013 500c Abarth, where the c stands for cabriolet. Basically, take the sliding soft-top from the 500c, put it on a 500 Abarth, and you have the right idea. Powertrain-wise, the 500c Abarth features the same MultiAir 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, rated at 160 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, as the 500 Abarth gets. Power is sent to the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission, with no automatic or dual-clutch...

  • Abarth Fuori Serie based on the Fiat 500
    Abarth Previews 'Fuori Serie' Personalization Service With Custom Fiat 500

    Abarth, the performance division at Fiat, is out to show that even buyers of humble cars like the 500 minicar can enjoy the kinds of vehicle personalization that we’re accustomed to seeing on supercars. We were given a taste of what to expect with the limited edition Abarth 695 models...

  • Fiat 500 Abarth at the Targa Newfoundland
    Fiat 500 Abarth To Tackle Targa Newfoundland: Video

    The Fiat 500 Abarth seeks to prove its sporting cred at the 2012 Targa Newfoundland.

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth live reveal at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
    2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Live Photos: Los Angeles Auto Show

    Fiat unveiled the "small but wicked" 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth to the U.S. today at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
    2012 Fiat 500 Abarth: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

    The sporty new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is scheduled to go on sale in the first half of next year where it will join the regular 500 hatch and 500 Cabrio drop-top.

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

    Fiat is close to launching the U.S. spec Fiat 500 Abarth, and this first teaser video tries to position the car as a rebel and a bad boy.

  • The Abarth 695 Competizione. Image: Fiat S.p.A

    Fiat's tuning partner, Abarth, will launch three new models at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, emphasizing its 62 year performance heritage.

  • Abarth Fiat 500
    Three New Fiat 500 Variants To Be Launched By 2013

    Fiat is expected to launch a 500 Abarth, 500 BEV and 500 Giardinetta wagon by the end of 2013.

  • Fiat 500 Abarth rally car
    Fiat Abarth To Enter WRC In 2013?

    With both MINI and Volkswagen already confirming their intentions to enter the competitive world of the World Rally Championship (WRC), an international race series once dominated by the likes of Subaru and Mitsubishi and still by Citroen, Fiat, more specifically Fiat’s Abarth performance and...

  • 2011 Alfa Romeo 4C Concept live photos
    Alfa Romeo 4C U.S. Bound, Abarth Roadster Version Planned

    The Alfa Romeo 4C was undoubtedly one of the best looking cars at this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and unlike the Lamborghinis and Ferraris on show, the 4C is one model us mere mortals would be able to afford. The good news is that the car is destined for production and is slated for...

  • Fiat 500 Abarth in police livery
    Fiat 500 Abarth In Police Livery Headed To 2010 Essen Motor Show

    The Essen Motor Show may not be as well recognized as some of the other major shows on the international automotive calendar but the event has had its fair share of spectacular concept cars over the years. For those unfamiliar with the Essen Motor Show, it is an event held annually in the German...

  • 2011 KTM X-Bow R
    Report: More Details On Abarth's X-Bow Based Sports Car

    The battle for supremacy in the "naked" sports/track car segment continues, though devotees have chosen their horses, be they Ariel, Lotus, KTM, or other. But now it looks like the awesome but impractical segment may crack into the real-car realm through Abarth, as we first reported back at the...

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