Showing posts in the category of Abarth

Mopar Spruces Up Fiat 500 Abarth and 500L for SEMA


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While the standard Fiat 500 Abarth is a pretty hardcore thing, Mopar thought it can make it even spicier for this year’s SEMA Show.

Fiat 500X Abarth will Reportedly be Made in 2015


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While the Abarth performance sub-brand of Fiat is by no means boring, its spectrum of cars is rather limited. It currently only does a few versions of the 500 and that’s it; they also used to do the Punto too, but that variant was discontinued last year.

Mopar Gives Sneak Peek of 2014 SEMA Show Concepts


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There will be plenty to see at next month's SEMA aftermarket show from the Chrysler Group, which has dropped some teaser photo samples of its tuned projects.

Abarth Opens its Factory Doors to Google Street View, Check it Out Here


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Fiat's sporty sub-brand Abarth has become the first European carmaker to offer a virtual tour of its headquarters thanks to Google Street View.

Fiat 500X Rendered as an Abarth Doesn't Look Bad at All


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The Fiat 500 is a natural fit for Abarth’s lineup of souped-up models, but could the 500X become a target too for the high-performance brand?

Watch Marchettino's Nürburgring BTG Lap in First Person


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Marchettino is a YouTube user known mainly for his videos of Ferraris and other supercars caught off-guard by his HD lenses in different parts of the world. The Fiorano circuit is a good place where one could find the Italian car-spotter on a given day.

Fiat Starts Building 2015 500 Abarth and 2015 500 Turbo with 6-Speed Auto in Mexico


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Fiat has announced that production of the 2015MY versions of the 500 Abarth, 500 Abarth Cabrio and 500 Turbo that are available in North America with an optional six-speed automatic transmission has begun at its plant in Toluca, Mexico, with deliveries beginning later this summer.

Fiat 500L Gets Sporty Abarth Look via Rendering


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It would not be at all out of place if Fiat made this exact car, a sportier variant of the already released 500L, the family-friendly child seat-bearer with a cute Italian face. The maker’s history is peppered with mundane cars that gained fame by dropping their Fiat badge and adopting an Abarth one, along with performance mods.

Abarth 695 Biposto Is the Official Car of the 2014 Gumball 3000 Rally [w/Videos]


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The fastest street-legal Abarth model ever made, the 695 Biposto, has been named the official car of the 16th edition of the Gumball3000 Rally, with Abarth being the event’s official automotive partner.

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth and 500 Turbo Get Optional 6-Speed Auto in the U.S.


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Fiat will offer an optional six-speed automatic transmission on the3 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth, 500 Abarth Cabrio and 500 Turbo models in the U.S. as an alternative to the standard five-speed manual gearbox. The refreshed 2015 Fiat 500 lineup, which also features interior updates, will debut at the New York Auto Show later this month,

Fiat May Turn Next MX-5 Into an Abarth Instead of an Alfa Romeo Spider


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It’s known that Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of the Fiat-Chrysler group, was adamant that no Alfa Romeo-badged cars would be built outside of Italy, as long as he was in charge.

190HP Abarth 695 Biposto is the Fastest Street Legal Abarth Ever


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Abarth unveiled the hardcore 695 Biposto at the Geneva Motor Show, a 190hp little monster that only weighs 997 kg (2,198 lbs), thanks to an intense weight reduction diet. With a weight-to-power ratio of only 5.2 kg/hp, the 695 Biposto sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph).

Fiat Launches 2014 Abarth Track Experience in the US


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Owners of Fiat 500 Abarth vehicles will have the opportunity to make the most of their driving skills on the street, strip and track by participating at the 2014 Abarth Track Experience.

Can You Tell The Car Under This Converse Chuck Taylor Sneaker-Style Cover?


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After admiring the imagination the owner of this car who ordered a custom-made cover styled after the world's most famous sneaker, the ageless Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars that have been around since 1917 (!), we then tried to figure out what make and model is hiding under it.

Fiat 500L and Panda May Get the Abarth Treatment


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Fiat’s performance division Abarth has only touched the 500, 500C and Punto models so far, turning them into more powerful and faster versions. Things are about to change, though, as Abarth is looking to expand its range by offering a performance version of the Fiat 500L small MPV.

Zender's White-Hot Abarth 500 Corsa Stradale Concept


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Thanks to Ferrari and other sports car makers from Italy, most automotive enthusiasts know what to expect when the words "Corsa" and "Stradale" are used to name a vehicle(for the record, "Corsa" is Italian for "Race" and "Stradale" for road), not that Zender's Abarth 500 Corsa Stradale needs to explain what it was made for…

Abarth Previews 595 50th Ann. ahead of Frankfurt, New Color for 695 Maserati Edition


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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Abarth 595, launched in September 1963 at the Turin Motor Show, Abarth will display a limited edition model inspired by the original 595 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

How Cool is That? Women in Body Paint Form Shape of Fiat 500 Abarth, See the Video


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Fiat's marketing division has done it again, and by that, we mean it has caught our attention with one of its commercials. This time it's a print ad named “Body Paint” that will appropriately make its debut in this year’s annual ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue.

You have the chance to see it here and also check out a behind the scenes video that proves this was real and not the work of photoshop.

1958 Fiat Multipla with Abarth Engine Parts and "Double the Power" on eBay…for $67,500


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The price of certain old cars naturally goes up over the years, and if you are any good at speculating, you could probably make a few honest bucks doing this for a living.

For instance, you can take a 1958 Fiat 600 Multipla, restore it to its original condition, then garner it with some nice original Abarth engine components, which make it produce a lot more power from its basic standard engine, then charge $67,500 for it and try shifting it on eBay.

Fiat Boss Confirms Automatic Transmission for Sporty Abarth 500 Models


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Even before automatic or dual-clutch transmissions became the norm for most automakers, any foreign company that wanted to have a moderate success in the U.S. market always offered a two-pedal option for its models. One exception is Fiat's Abarth sub-brand.

If you visit the Italian carmaker's U.S. website and select the "Powertrain" section from the "Choose Options" menu, the only choice you get is an "Engine Block Heater", as both the Abarth 500 Coupe and Cabrio are offered exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox.