The second special edition model Abarth will be unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show is called the 500 Cabrio Italia. No, this new model isn’t a tribute to the Ferrari 458 Italia, but it is a model that was specifically built to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italian unity. There will only be 150 units built, appropriately so, each will feature a special chrome "500 Cabrio Italia" plate with satin effect.

The 500Cabrio Italia is painted in a special Blu Abu Dhabi livery combined with an electrically operated black top and tinted rear windows. Adding a touch of class and sparkle are the 10-spoke 17" rims with diamond effect combined with yellow Brembo front calipers.

Along with the celebratory additions to the exterior of the vehicle, Abarth has also supplied the special edition with a number of components that set it apart from the rest. For starters, the "esseesse" brake system consisting of perforated self-ventilated front brake discs and fixed four-piston calipers has been added, as well as Xenon headlights with dipped and main beam functions.

Sliding into the vehicle, the driver will notice "Abarth Corsa by Sabelt" seats in natural leather with carbon fiber backrests. Once comfortably seated, the driver can wrap their hands around the black leather steering wheel with double stitching and take advantage of the Alutex aluminum glass fiber pedals and gear lever knob. There is also a carbon fiber running board with dedicated "Cabrio Italia" graphics finishing off the aesthetic improvements. On a technological note, the Abarth 500 Cabrio Italia boasts of an Abarth Blue&MeTM MAP satellite navigation unit with a telemetric function developed in conjunction with Magneti Marelli.

Running the 500C Italia is a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet engine that delivers an impressive - for this class - 160 HP. This power will allow the 500 Cabrio Italia to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, while top speed sticks at 131 mph.

  • 2012 Abarth 500 Cabrio Italia
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    Turbo T-Jet engine
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  • Displacement:
    1400 L
  • 0-60 time:
    7.4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    131 mph
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  (306) posted on 10.27.2011

It absolutely looks great on its cute platform and sleek body paint. However, I have a doubt with its engine. I don’t think that it is quite good enough for it.

  (599) posted on 10.5.2011

Very detailed car concept, on the bumper part shows more styles, evenly more on the interior made inside the car. The curve and shape on the upholstery looked amazing.

  (382) posted on 08.31.2011

I don’t get on why they have added the word ’Italia’ on the name of this vehicle? However, with the platform of the vehicle, no doubt that this is a very good concept. I was impressed with the styling of the vehicle. It seems awesome inside and out. I haven’t read about the roof top of the car.

  (333) posted on 08.31.2011

If not mistaken, this is the second concept from the Abarth that will be unveiled on 2012. This is definitely the best way to celebrate an anniversary. For sure, the 500C is a great car for all the Abarth enthusiast. BTW, I think this vehicle is faster than the Punto SuperSport. 

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