The Fiat Abarth 500 has become one of the more popular hot hatches to sprout special editions these days and this Abarth 500 ‘Monza’ edition is no different. Limited to only 10 units, this limited run hot hatch pays tribute to the legendary Italian racetrack just north of Milan.

Though it’s not as fancy and as flamboyant as many other special edition 500s we’ve seen in the past, the Abarth 500 Monza’s combination of sound and simple aesthetic interpretation and surprising performance power makes it a real collector’s dream. The fact that only ten people in the world can have a chance to own one makes it that much more enticing.

Exterior and Interior

2010 Abarth 500 Monza Exterior
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The 10-off Abarth 500 Monza comes in an Icy White paint finish that also includes two red and blue stripes on the hood and the rear of the car. These stripes were included in the car as a tribute to the official colors of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Apart from the ill paintwork, the car will also be given an aerodynamic kit courtesy of the boys from Romeo Ferraris. The kit includes a Romeo Ferraris rear diffuser, a hood air intake, and a front carbon splitter. The tires of the car were also changed, taking out the standard versions in favor of a set of 205/40 r17 Yokohama Parada mounted on specific Romeo Ferraris wheels.

The car’s interior is fully loaded with fine Alcantara with the entire cabin upholstered with the fine quality leather material. Likewise, the red and blue stripes that are adorned in the exterior of the 500 Monza also make an appearance in the interior of the hot hatch at the backrest of the seats with the Monza logo also neatly embroidered on them. Each buyer of the car will also receive a brass plate with their names on it and authenticity certificates signifying their ownership of the limited edition 500. Last, but certainly not least, each car will also have its serial number marked on the car’s gear knob.


2010 Abarth 500 Monza Exterior
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In standard form, this Abarth 500 is capable of producing 135 horsepower, a nice number for a hot hatch. Then again, there’s nothing standard about the Abarth 500 Monza. For starters, it has been given a new turbocharger and exhaust system that doubles its output to 260 horsepower. Moreover, to compensate for the added ponies under its hood, the Abarth 500 Monza was was also given Brembo brakes with 280mm discs and four piston calipers.


Pricing for the car is available upon request and since it’s Jameslist, whoever’s interested in any of the 10 limited edition models will only need to give Jameslist a holler to find out how much one 500 Monza is going to cost.

2010 Abarth 500 Monza Exterior
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In a segment that’s becoming increasingly more popular by the day, the Abart 500 Monza is not lacking when it comes to competing cars. Just look at how many of its brethren have been given special edition treatments and you’ll understand that has been a favorite car to dress up both from outside and under its hood.

Source: Jameslist

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  (599) posted on 10.5.2011

One of these days, I’ll buy a hatchback car. Well, what convinced me to choose this rather than the other car concept is because. I found a hatchback car more convenient, less spacious and not the very familiar car to see on the road.

  (559) posted on 04.18.2011

I really love how the Fiat comes up with the fuel efficient concept. However, seriously this car needs to be modernized when it comes to the design. I think Fiat needs to look at the Mini cooper.

  (473) posted on 03.30.2011

Sorry, but I’m not a fan of small cars because I find them so dangerous, especially on the Us road. Even if they are cute and fuel efficient I would say no on buying one. 

  (412) posted on 03.11.2011

I think its not a appealing name. I can’t even concentrate in looking at the car. Hot hatches are much faster now..

  (134) posted on 02.8.2011

A standard 500 convertible with a 0-60 of, say, 11 seconds doesn’t exactly thrill me. Guess we have to wait and see.

  (619) posted on 02.7.2011

Those 0-60 numbers are not so good, considering the size and assuming a low weight of the car. Just how slow is a standard 500 with 101 hp?

  (676) posted on 02.7.2011

when is the 500 Abarth due in the USA please? Inside Line needs to be keeping its US reader informed as to when it will actually impact its US readers

  (340) posted on 12.16.2010

this baby looks good, more better and badder than the toyota AYGO. like what many said, this is a good alternative and answer to the Oil Crisis.

  (1332) posted on 12.15.2010

well looks fair enough, but for me the design is not that appealing. well I guess I would rather get myself a Honda Jazz or CR-Z than having this a
as my daily transportation.

  (461) posted on 12.15.2010

this is a combination of sound and simple aesthetic and surprising interpretation of the powers is a real collector’s dream. The fact that only ten people in the world a chance to own one makes it much more exciting.

  (808) posted on 12.14.2010

this baby is well fitted for Euro streets. small enough to deal with tight streets and fast enough to get you on your destination on time.

  (806) posted on 12.14.2010

the chemical elements and the equivalent aggregate time of two ‘soul’ by auto: a car elegance high and bring into action by an absolute sporty kit esseesse below.

  (45) posted on 12.14.2010

This Fiat 500 si way too expensive. Just like Mini, Smart, Toyota IQ and others. This is a trendy car and this is why you pay literally DOUBLE for it. If you choose a Chevrolet Spark you will see that is half it’s price, and indeed, you could use bigger wheels on Spark smiley I’m no Chevy fan...!

  (765) posted on 12.13.2010

Haha, Alonso will prolly use this thing as a toilet. Seriously, he already got a Maserati GranCabrio, a custom 458 Italia, and this thing? You’d swear de Montezemolo gave birth to him!

  (555) posted on 12.13.2010

yes it looks cute for daily transportation, but honestly I love the Beetles more than this specially when Custom and Tunes like this.

  (367) posted on 12.12.2010

wow it looks kinda cute, small but has a competitive performance, specially the paint job is not that boring because if the racing stripes. cool isn’t it?

  (708) posted on 12.12.2010

wow it looks kinda cute, small but has a competitive performance, specially the paint job is not that boring because if the racing stripes. cool isn’t it?

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