After unveiling their customized versions for the 500 and 500C, Abarth have announced plans to build their own coupe version of the Fiat 500. Their model will pay tribute to the 1959 Zagato Abarth 750 T and will be offered in both open and closed versions.

The car will feature a new enlarged tail spoiler, big wheels, and multiple detail changes compared to the 750 T. It will be the first modern Abarth with body styles exclusive to the marque. On the interior the rear seats will be removed, in the style of the Italian coupes of the 1950s and 1960s.

The next Abarth coupe will be powered by a 1.4 liter T-Jet engine that develops a total of 178 HP (same from the limited-edition Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari). The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in 7.4 seconds and top speed will be higher than in any other Abarth model.

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Source: Autocar

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5 comments:

  (380) posted on 10.8.2010

Good idea from Abarth to make a new self-branded car. The only thing they have to make sure they don’t do is make it look too similar to the Fiat 500. If they make it look unique and modern it’ll be a great car.

  (159) posted on 09.29.2010

Not sure why anybody would buy this overpriced trend mobile, because the performance stats are not impressive at all. A neon ACR would eat this thing for lunch.

  (515) posted on 08.9.2010

Good idea from Abarth to make a new self-branded car. The only thing they have to make sure they don’t do is make it look too similar to the Fiat 500. If they make it look unique and modern it’ll be a great car.

  (534) posted on 07.27.2010

Cool. I like the design especially the tires.

  (939) posted on 07.23.2010

Haha, I can’t wait it anymore, I’m making an advance reservation.

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