2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Coming to the 2011 L.A. Auto Show

2012 Fiat 500 AbarthFiat continues to roll out a full assortment of trims for its 500 mini car. This time, it’s the high-performance 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth’s chance on the turntable, debuting at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show in November.

The Abarth promises to put a little more oomph into the 500’s step, while honing the chassis to be more nimble in turns. The Abarth will get a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine. In Europe, the 500 Abarth produces 135 to 160 horsepower depending on the model. The Fiat 500 produces 101 hp. The suspension and brake systems also have been beefed up, according to Fiat.

We’ll have more information on this hot-rodded 500 in the coming weeks.

Comments 

Shagghie

This article, and many like it are completely fake and wrong. The US-Spec Abarth has 175HP!!!! (out of the box)
Can't believe how much mis-information is being passed off as 'press'.
The engine will have the highest performance/weight ratio of any engine in existence.

Vulpine

@Shagghie: I don't know why you're calling these guys liars since they never mentioned what the American specs will be; but honestly it seems your zealotry is going to end up making the real numbers look sick.

Personally, I'm looking forward to it.

ermatthe

175? Dang, that's pretty strong. Top Gear (the orginal) tested the euro spec abarth a few years ago and said it was a blast.

jyd

Why bother? Will Fiat still be in the U.S in 2012?

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