Friday, February 22, 2008

Fiat 500 Abarth I Want One

Back in the 60’s Abarth turned ordinary small Fiats into tuned up ‘I want one of those cars’. Today and sadly only for those in Europe (I’m guessing); Abarth are tuning up the all new retro styled Fiat 500.

Due to be unveiled at the up coming Geneva Motor Show, The Fiat 500 Abarth will pack a turbocharged version of Fiat's 1.4-litre FIRE, with maximum horsepower at 5000RPM and a 0-62mph of around 8.2 seconds.

The Fiat 500 Abarth has been slightly modified with the nose pushed forward to accommodate the turbocharger and its two intercoolers. The intercoolers are fed by a deeper airdam with a wide central slit and two side elements.

No word on pricing, but I am sure it will be a hit and will definitely give the BMW Mini a run for its money.