James Bond Will Drive A Fiat 500 And Everyone Is Freaking Out

"The era of 007 driving awesome cars is over! Burn your old Ian Fleming books and your Skyfall DVDs! We're doomed, man! Doomed!" That's the outcry from freaked-out movie fans on the heels of the news that British superspy James Bond will drive a Fiat 500 in the next film. » 12/03/14 1:18pm 12/03/14 1:18pm

There Is A Sunroof Fairy In Brooklyn

Do you own a Fiat 500 Abarth? Did you park it in Brooklyn before it began to rain today? You silly loon, you left your sunroof open. But fear naught! » 12/02/14 4:38pm 12/02/14 4:38pm

This Beautiful Block Of Wood Is Where The Fiat 500 Came From

Sometimes the coolest stuff you find at auto shows isn't the new cars, but the crazy stuff automakers bring along and display next to them. Case in point over at the Fiat booth at the LA Auto Show: they have a giant wood buck used to build the original Fiat 500. Neat! » 11/20/14 9:00pm 11/20/14 9:00pm

This Four-Door Fiat 600 Abarth Concept Is Something We Can Get Behind

The Fiat 500 has had something of a rough go in America. Sales of the baby 500 were sluggish out of the gate, and the larger, uglier 500L has had a dismal reception. Maybe the Fiat 500X crossover can do better, but I really like this concept: the Fiat 600. » 11/12/14 1:38pm 11/12/14 1:38pm

Even The Most Basic Racing Is A Total Mind And Body Experience

Racing is never simple. That's an old adage that always rings true. But even in a series that's relatively easy to get into, like the Pirelli World Challenge, the amount of thought that goes into being the slightest bit faster than everyone else takes skill. As you can see here. » 8/12/14 3:38pm 8/12/14 3:38pm

Here Is The Automatic Fiat 500 Abarth You Monsters Wanted

You people. You just weren't satisfied with the fact that the Fiat 500 Abarth only came with three pedals and stick, were you? You had just had to go and demand an automatic. Well, here it is, new for the 2015 model year. I hope you're happy. » 6/24/14 5:42pm 6/24/14 5:42pm

Fiat's New Ad Campaign Is Horrible, Again

The Fiat 500 is stylish, fun to drive, great on gas and hilariously easy to park. It's one of the best small cars currently on the market. So why is Fiat continually so bad at advertising it to U.S. audiences? » 6/17/14 6:49pm 6/17/14 6:49pm

What Do You Want To Know About The Fiat Abarth 500C?

We've already tested the Fiat 500 Abarth a few times, but we love it so much we seem to have obtained one just for the pure joy of it. And now it's my turn. » 6/05/14 9:47am 6/05/14 9:47am

Meet The Guy Jeff Gordon And PepsiMax Punked

His name is Travis Okulski, and he works here. Maybe you heard his story. I can't get the image of his terrified, gape-mouthed mug out of my head. » 3/06/14 5:01pm 3/06/14 5:01pm

The Fiat 500 695 Biposto Is The Nuttiest Abarth Yet

The Fiat 500 Abarth is already a bit of an angry car. Firm suspension, a manual transmission only, and an exhaust that sounds like it hates you and every other living thing. If you want to make it even madder, you do the equivalent of throwing hot sauce in its eyes. Enter the fire-breathing Fiat 500 695 Biposto. » 3/04/14 12:30pm 3/04/14 12:30pm

Drink The Kool-Aid Of The Fiat 500's Nifty New Digital Gauges

If you can't have fun in a Fiat 500, Abarth or otherwise, you aren't really trying. That doesn't mean it's a perfect car, though. Now the new top model of the Fiat 500 includes a clever digital instrument cluster that's trying to be more user-friendly than the clunky old one. » 3/03/14 11:00pm 3/03/14 11:00pm

Fiat Reportedly Wants To Blow Up The 500 Family Mini-Style

It's safe to say that Fiat's revival in the U.S. hasn't been going all that fantastically, and for reasons that have nothing to do with Jennifer Lopez anymore. Sales have been lagging and dealers are unhappy. But a new report says the brand plans to go big by going Mini, so to speak. » 11/04/13 10:40am 11/04/13 10:40am

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio: The Jalopnik Review

It is possible to drive the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio like a normal, sensible person. It is possible to shift gears at a rational 2,500 RPMs so you can avoid blasting pedestrians with its obscenely loud baby Ferrari exhaust like you're Maverick buzzing the tower in Top Gun. » 8/15/13 1:22pm 8/15/13 1:22pm

The Fiat 500 Cattiva Is A Naughty Little Italian

The Fiat 500 Abarth is an angry little son of a bitch. It's one of our favorite cars. But what if you wanted to have a naughty 500 without the power? That's where the 500 Cattiva comes in. » 8/13/13 2:13pm 8/13/13 2:13pm

These Pancaked Fiat 500s Are Art In Israel

Can a flattened car be considered art? Of course it can! Just ask industrial designer Ron Arad, whose smooshed Fiat 500s will be setting up shop in the Design Museum Holon in Israel for the next few months. » 8/06/13 4:24pm 8/06/13 4:24pm

A Classic Fiat 500 Had To Die So You Can Keep Your Drinks Cool

Though it was reborn back in 2007 as a similarly compact model, the original Fiat 500 showed the world, not just Europe, that you didn't need a giant land yacht of a vehicle to be comfortable. So it's a little sad to see that Smeg is working with Fiat to hack apart these iconic rides, and turn their front ends into… » 6/04/13 1:59pm 6/04/13 1:59pm

This Fiat 500 Abarth Rev-Off Is A Ferocious Symphony

Get excited, Americans! It's Friday! And it's Memorial Day Weekend! If those things aren't enough to put you in a good mood, here's a couple of Fiat 500 Abarths revving like crazy for no apparent reason. » 5/24/13 10:11am 5/24/13 10:11am