Fiat’s 500 Abarth arrived in North American showrooms in the spring, and will soon be joined by the Abarth Cabrio which makes its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.
Now pay attention folks, but not too much attention because we’re almost certain to have missed out one of the numerous 500 Abarth variants that have reached the market since Fiat’s pocket rocket was launched in 2008.
Fiat’s Punto Evo has just been given a further boost with the option of the Abarth tuning brand’s esseesse conversion. The performance kit, which increases the 1.4-litre turbocharged engine’s power to 180bhp and adds other technical and cosmetic equipment, can be specified when a customer orders their car, or can be undertaken later – as long as it’s within 12 months or 12,500 miles and carried out by an Abarth appointed dealership.
Not content with a brace of trophies from last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa have now been given another couple of Italian bits of memorabilia – an Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari each.
Yet another variant of the Fiat 500, but this time with an outrageous price.
Abarth serves up a brace of pocket rockets – the 500C & Punto EVO