For now it’s just a concept car, but in time we expect the ‘Z to be replaced by a ‘go’. Its design is influenced…
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.
We love dirty V8 NASCARs, anti-lag Group B monsters, flame-spitting 24Hr race cars, killer coupes and anything fast, ferocious and frivolous here at ROAD. But we’ve also got one eye on the future.. quite possibly free of Super and 110RON race fuel.
Fiat’s advertising campaign for the US market has been such a refreshing change from the way the Fiat brand is marketed in Europe. Over here we are conditioned to think of Fiat as a middle-tier car maker; cheap, characterful, but not necessarily something to shout about.
This month, ROAD magazine stretches from the icy tundra of Lapland – ice driving with four-times WRC Champion, Juha Kankkunen in supercars – to the humid Far East – VW Scirocco R-Cup racing in Shanghai – and then on to the dry deserts of Las Vegas – for the 2011 SEMA show.
What do women look for in a car? Are automotive desires really gender specific? And can a male-dominated motor industry satisfy them? Angie Voluti examines car culture from a feminine perspective.
Yet another variant of the Fiat 500, but this time with an outrageous price.
Show your face globally on the FIAT 500 via their new mosaic car.
Underwear models, football and driving – that’s got your attention hasn’t it?
In this issue: Lotus Elise SC and Exige 260 track and road test, Porsche’c Cayenne Diesel gets tested on and off-road, Gen2 Porsche Cayman S on track, Vauxhall’s V8 beast the VXR8, Nissan 370Z launch report, Caterham R400 vs Bike, Fiat’s cheeky 500 plus our preview of the Nurburgring 24hrs.