Judging from the satisfying exhaust burble that surfaces near the end of this clip, the return of the Abarth Cinquecento will be a watershed moment for the modern Fiat brand. It could even elevate the 500's revival to the pinnacle among retro plays, a trend that appeared to be fading out with each passing Mini Cooper. Rumors place the Abarth-tuned 500 on American shores by decade's end. Would that it were true.

[via Carscoop]

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