What I wouldn't give for a drive in the Fiat 500 Abarth 695 Biposto. It's what you get when you take one of our favorite cars on the market today, the 500 Abarth, and then strip it out and add a bunch of racing goodies. You'd need a good road to drive it on, though. Like the Top Gear test track.

That's exactly what our pal Marchettino did recently as he covers the Gumball 3000 rally, which recently moved on to its European stage. He rode shotgun in the 695 Biposto, the official car of this year's rally, as it went through Hammerhead, Chicago, Gambon and all the rest.

What did he think after riding in the car? "In one word, it's badass," he says. I believe it.