The New 2012 FIAT 500 Abarth is a true driver's car. It improves upon the already agile FIAT 500 and creates something truly special. The entire car gets the Abarth treatment. This Abarth is not the Euro-market 500 brought over and Americanized. Instead it is the North American model with a thorough performance makeover. The differences in weight and structure between the American and European base cars meant that the suspension calibrations had to be done again from scratch. No area of the car is left untouched. From the interior to the body kit to the suspension, and of course most importantly, the motor. The Abarth features an improved suspension with even stiffer springs and shocks, bigger sway bars and upgraded brakes. These suspension and brake improvements make for an even more responsive and sprightly car. It gives the 500 Abarth the handling and braking capabilities to really make it an absolute blast to drive on both the street and race track. Keeping you focused and in place while piloting the 500 is a driver oriented cockpit.
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Inside you will find seats which are unique to the Abarth. Available In your choice of either cloth or leather. There are also aluminum pedals with rubber inserts to keep your feet planted where they belong. The 500 has a different steering wheel and shift knob for you to hang on to during spirited driving. The steering wheel features a flat bottom for more leg room during high performance maneuvers.
The engine is a Turbocharged 1.4L Multiair unit. It features twin intercoolers to boost power even more. These upgrades yield 160hp and 170lbft of torque at 2500rpm. This torque comes in right down low where you want it. This gets the 500 off the line much faster and makes for a much quicker FIAT. These improvements take an already fun car with jack-rabbit like reflexes and turn it into a high performance machine well suited to the race track and road alike.
The New FIAT 500 Abarth will be tearing up Long Island streets this spring. Available at Long Island's #1 FIAT Studio, FIAT of Westbury.