Fiat 500 Abarth

  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2013

    More or less coincidentally, we've recently tested three hot hatchbacks: the Chevrolet Sonic RS, the Fiat 500c Abarth, and the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman All4. (The Fiat was actually the Cabrio version of the Abarth hot-rod model with the roll-back cloth roof, not a hatchback--but for all intents and purposes, its performance was the same.) The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS uses the same 138-hp, 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission as other Sonics. The "RS" designation translates to unique 17-inch alloy wheels and lower-profile tires, a lowered ride...

  • 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Cabrio, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2013
    2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Cabrio: Fun But Far From Fuel-Efficient

    Although we hate to say it here, for certain cars, sometimes gas mileage really just doesn't matter that much. That's our verdict on the 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Cabrio, the new convertible version of the hot-hatch 500 Abarth minicar--the one whose television ad people are still talking about. Just in...

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
    Next Fiat 500 Minicar: Abarth 'Hot Hatch' Sports Version

    The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth model to be launched in November at the 2011 LA Auto Show will be the fastest, best-handling model yet in the growing Fiat 500 minicar line.

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