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2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Changes

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Changes

The Fiat 500 Abarth combines the charm of an Italian car that is fun to drive in an affordable and fuel efficient package. With a year under it’s belt here in America, the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth changes aim to keep all of the features customers loved from the 2012 version, while making some changes […]

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Club///Sportivo

Club///Sportivo

Road Race Motorsports is well-known and well-respected in the automotive world for both racing victories and for the products the company has designed. Robert Tallini, owner and founder of Road Race Motorsports, has worked since the company’s inception in 2000 to merge his successful career in racing with his passion for creating products for street […]

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The Fiat 500 Aftermarket

For some car enthusiasts (myself included), the best part of owning a car is putting your own special touch on it by customizing it with aftermarket parts. Most popular, sporty cars have a large market of upgradeable parts that either increase performance or add unique styling. The Fiat 500 may be new, but the aftermarket […]

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Crunching the Performance Numbers

Crunching the Performance Numbers

With over 170 horsepower and weighing in at just over a ton, the Fiat 500 Abarth has the chance to outperform the Mini Cooper S in pure speed. Read the rest of the article for the full breakdown of numbers.

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Fiat 500 Abarth will get 170hp in the US!

Fiat 500 Abarth will get 170hp in the US!

Chrysler Media has released detailed information on two of the new engines they’re integrating into the 2010-2014 lineup, thanks to Fiat. We already know about the 100hp, 4 cylinder, 1.4 liter Multiair engine available in the base Fiat 500, but what’s truly exciting is the turbo version putting out a whopping 170hp (and 170 lb.-ft. […]

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Fiat 500 vs Abarth Part 2: Interior

The differences between the Fiat 500 and its racing-inspired Abarth version are too many to list in a single post. So instead I’m continuing a five part series of posts that focus on the details of each aspect of the car: body, interior, handling, and powertrain. Today we’ll be focusing on the interior of the […]

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What is the Esseesse?

What is the Esseesse?

The Esseesse (Italian for SS) is an aftermarket kit available directly from Abarth that turns the Fiat 500 up to 11. While the European Abarth comes standard with 135 HP, the SS provides an upgraded ECU which boosts power to 160 HP. The kit also includes upgraded suspension, brakes, and wheels. Here’s the description from […]

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Why do I want a Fiat 500 Abarth?

My futurewife calls it a “fast clown car”. My mother was very surprised I would want something so “much rounder than my 300ZX“. While I can’t argue with the lack of a standard sports car profile on the Fiat 500, there’s just something about it that excites me. I’ll admit that the base model is […]

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Why is the Abarth better?

Abarth is to Fiat as AMG is to Mercedes, as the M models are to BMW, as the GTI is to the VW Golf. They take a cute little car, throw on better brakes, better suspension, bigger rims, a stylish paint job, and gobs of horsepower. They take a car that I’m mildly interested in […]

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