Even before the Fiat 500 became known to the American public as "the funny little car J.Lo drives" few people ever associated the cars with jaw dropping straight line performance, even in it's awesome original Abarth form. That might change after you watch these videos featuring an excellent vintage 500 with a turbocharged inline four from a Honda S2000.

Not only can it do impressive wheel stands (the fun starts at 1:00) it can run the 1/4 mile well into 10 second range as shown in the above video. You can get a better look at the car in the video below where it manages a still-pretty-amazing-for-vintage-Fiat 12.95 second 1/4. It doesn't matter what celebrity they put behind the wheel of the new Fiat 500, we want one of these.


[Bangshift]