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Where is the 6th Gear? No Automatic Either

Where is the 6th Gear? No Automatic Either

Despite the Abarth mostly meeting expectations for power and interior quality, many are balking at the 5-speed manual transmission being the only option. Unfortunately, with “just” 14 months (short in manufacturing time) to convert the car to U.S. safety and market standards, they were forced to rely on a single solution that worked. My initial […]

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2012 Abarth First Reactions

2012 Abarth First Reactions

Now that the North American Fiat 500 Abarth has been unveiled, all the major news sources have been able to give their unique spin on it. I’ve compiled a list of the best reactions from the press. There’s plenty of talk of attitude, horsepower, price, and new competition for the Mini Cooper S. Aesthetically, the […]

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2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Official Specs

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Official Specs

The official specs for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth have been released by Fiat. As was previously speculated, the 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine will feature 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque! Compared with the Fiat 500’s natural-aspirated 1.4-liter MultiAir engine, the boost to an estimated 160 horsepower on the new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth […]

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Countdown to the Abarth Launch

Countdown to the Abarth Launch

Update: the Abarth will be unveiled tomorrow! Refresh this page at 4:35pm (EST) to watch it live! We’re less than a month away from the official announcement of the Abarth Fiat 500 for the USA. It will be unveiled on November 16th at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Fiat has added an Abarth section to […]

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