2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

Following the 500 (Cinquecento) and the 500 Cabrio , Fiat has also brought the 500 Abarth - otherwise known as the most powerful 500 currently available - to the American market. The American 500 Abarth Abarth made its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. It brings world-class performance and precision, purposeful and aggressive styling, and high power-to-weight ratio. The model will be offered in a limited edition.

The new Fiat 500 Abarth still maintains all of the elements from its European version, designed for track-day enthusiasts and driving-purists who want the ultimate high-performance small car with the pedigree of an exclusive Italian exotic. It is powered by a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine that delivers a total of 135 HP and a peak torque of 152 lb-ft of torque. The list of standard equipment includes an Abarth-tuned suspension and brake system, a race-inspired design, and technology features not traditionally included on a small car.

"Bringing the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth to the U.S. enables us to reach out to driving enthusiasts who want Italian performance at an attainable price," said Olivier Francois, Head of FIAT Brand and Chief Marketing Officer — Chrysler Group LLC. "With its lightweight, track-tuned handling and purpose-built design, the Fiat 500 Abarth brings to life the legendary racing heritage of the brand and becomes the Italian high-performance car for everyday driving."

UPDATE 12/06/2011: Before its official market launch, the new 500 Abarth made its first stop at Jay Leno’s Garage. Find out what he thinks about the car by watching the video after the jump!

UPDATE 01/12/2012: Chrysler has announced prices for the American version of the Fiat 500 Abarth. The model will go on sale at a starting price of $22,000 (not including destination).

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This Fiat 500 Abarth is surely on sale for that amount for $22,000. Very cheap for an amazing car like this. The exterior detailing is cool with that red lining. But I am not that impressed with its engine specs.

The car is so simple with it’s abstract design, the red line made the car impressive though it’s simple. The exterior detailing looks cool and interior too.

I just noticed that their cars always have the same styling. However, I can’t help myself but to amaze on the cuteness of it even though it only looked so simple on their abstract design. For me, it is really an amazing car.

I’ m getting bored with the design of the Fiat. I just noticed that their cars always had the same styling, but I still can say that it looks kind of impressive and cute either.

The shape of the headlight of this Abarth is looks like from Bentley! smiley Well, they are really cute on that. Anyway, this vehicle is so impressive on its platform, and I’m glad that they use a boost engine on it.

Whenever I see a Fiat vehicle on the road, I can’t help myself but to amaze on the cuteness of it even though it only looked so simple on their abstract design, and I must say that this one is beyond awesome!

I hope that they would update the article about this Fiat 500 soon! Anyway, even though it still looks like their other vehicle, I as yet impressed with the cuteness of this vehicle.

Fiat seems the small version of Bentley’s vehicle! smiley Anyway, even if I’m getting bored on their platform, I must say that I’m still so impressed with it, especially on its engine output.

The red line on its side rim is the reason why this Abarth still looks fresh even though it had the same styling and platform on their other vehicle. Anyway, I hope it also had an impressive interior.

The abstract design of this Abarth is truly looking so simple but I still impressed with it, because they perfectly add an aggressive style of this cute small race car! smiley It only adds more appeal to it.

Abarth is still looking so attractive although it only looks very ordinary. However, I’m glad that it can offer an impressive interior feature aside from its striking engine.

The typical platform and detailing of Fiat, but still it looks very impressive and cute! smiley Anyway, it is so sad to hear that it will be offered only in a limited edition. Well, I hope that it won’t come to be too pricey.

I am hoping that the engine of this one will be quite good enough for it, so it could still have an impressive speed performance, although it is only a small car. Anyway, it really looks so cool in its body paint.

This Fiat 500 Abarth is kind of impressive, but sad to say I didn’t find it so aggressive on its platform. Anyway, I am hoping that the engine specs of this one will only enough for this one, to have an impressive performance.

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