Fiat 500 Abarth Revealed: Still Small, Now With Added "Wicked"

While we feel as if we're no stranger to the new Abarth-tuned Fiat 500 — we've seen all the press shots, seen all the leaked specs and even seen a gigantic Fiat-pooping 500 — it doesn't compare to seeing it in person. Here's our first glimpse at the tarted-up Abarth 500, and although not as cute as the cinquecento,… » 3/05/08 4:00am 3/05/08 4:00am

Project Car Hell: Abarth A112 or Carrera Panamericana Citroen?

It looks like the Jalopnik readership did some agonized soul-searching and decided to go with the 308/Esprit combo over the somewhat imcomplete 365 at a 7-to-3 ratio in yesterday's Cheap Ferrari Edition Choose Your Eternity poll. But an Italian car versus an Anglo-Italian 2-fer brings to mind an interesting PCH… » 2/08/08 5:30pm 2/08/08 5:30pm

Jalopnik Choice Award: 1959 Fiat Abarth Zagato 750

With the old fashioneds well emptied and the hoopla surrounding the Pebble Beach Concours moving into forgotten, it is now time to present the never prestigious Jalopnik Choice Award. This 1959 Fiat 600-based Abarth Zagato 750 is part of the San Diego Collection, and on the block for a 125K. The Karl "Carlo" Abarth… » 8/22/07 12:00pm 8/22/07 12:00pm

The Scorpion Returns: Fiat's Abarth-Tuned Puntos Coming to Geneva

The return of Abarth is near. If you'll recall, the motorsports firm of Carlo Abarth spent the 1950s and 1960s building race-winning cars sports cars that showed up many a big name. It also built tuning kits for Fiats, and was eventually taken into the bosom of the Agnelli dynasty. Now, Fiat's reviving the name for a… » 2/27/07 7:14am 2/27/07 7:14am

Hotten Up the Hatches: Fiat's Abarth-tuned Punto on the Way

Quick history: Before Fiat bought Abarth in 1971 as an in-house tuning shop, the motorsports firm that bore the name of Viennese car tweaker Karl "Carlo" Abarth, began transforming modest Fiat 600s into racing legends as far back as the 1950s. Now, as we gleaned from Fiat Group's product plan leaked late last year,… » 1/02/07 9:54am 1/02/07 9:54am