The Fiat 500 Abarth Just Isn't As Stupid Fun With An Automatic

"Hello, Abarth, my old friend," I told the shiny red little egg as I greeted it in my driveway. "I've come to hoon with you again." I'm always happy to see the Fiat 500 Abarth. Tons of cars are better and faster, but very few offer the pure stupid unfiltered fun that this one does. » 2/11/15 12:23pm 2/11/15 12:23pm

Ford Fiesta ST Vs. Fiat 500 Abarth: Which To Buy?

Car Wars is where we pit some of today's hottest cars against each other and then, in a commenting fight to the death, decide which one we'd buy. Today we have two of the best hot hatches ever sold in the United States, all for about the same price. » 8/13/14 1:20pm 8/13/14 1:20pm

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

Take A Spin Around Top Gear's Track In The Most Extreme Abarth Ever

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. » 6/10/14 9:21am 6/10/14 9:21am

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

The Fiat 500 Abarth 695 Biposto Is Satan's Voice In Hot Hatch Form

The Fiat 500 Abarth 695 Biposto is a car that ticks all of the right hot hatch boxes. Dog box? Wide wheels? Carbon fiber? Hell yeah. But that exhaust note. Dio mio. » 6/04/14 1:51pm 6/04/14 1:51pm

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

If You Own A Fiat 500 Abarth, Get To A Track Right Now For Free

Attention, owners of the tiny, furious Italian speed-egg that is the Fiat 500 Abarth: You now have no excuse not to get to a race track if you haven't done so already. » 2/19/14 2:20pm 2/19/14 2:20pm

A few thoughts on owning a Fiat 500 Abarth

I've posted on here before about this little guy, and after spending about a month with it, I figured I'd tell you guys how it feels to live with an Italian hot rod. This isn't a formal review since there's already an awesome Jalopnik review of the Abarth, and I don't think I can really add to that, so this is from… » 12/17/13 8:50am 12/17/13 8:50am

Can You Make A Jack-O-Lantern Out Of Your Favorite Car Logo?

The Fiat 500 Abarth's ultra-loud exhaust note, brisk acceleration and pint size make the car exceedingly good at scaring the crap out of your passengers. Since today is Halloween, the holiday devoted to terror, an Abarth jack-o-lantern seems appropriate — but you can do it with just about any logo. » 10/31/13 12:30pm 10/31/13 12:30pm

Fiat May Be Cooking Up A Raucous 500L Abarth

It's no secret that the Fiat 500 Abarth is a favorite among your Jalopnik staff. It's quick, it handles ridiculously well for a front-driver, and it emits sounds that put some Ferraris to shame. Now Fiat is considering spreading the Abarth love around their lineup a little more. » 9/24/13 11:57am 9/24/13 11:57am

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

Here's How Fiat Built A Car Out Of Naked People

Fiat has a pretty cool looking print ad out now in the new ESPN nude-athletes issue, where they compose a 500 Abarth out of naked people. Here's how Fiat did it. » 7/11/13 1:46pm 7/11/13 1:46pm

Watch These Bros Do All Sorts Of Bro Things With Fiat 500 Abarths

Yo brah, what are you doing? Wanna throw a football at a car and yell unnecessarily loudly? What about a baseball? Basketball? You do!? Awesome, let's bro out brah. » 6/17/13 4:12pm 6/17/13 4:12pm

(Hat Tip to Will!)

Why You Can't Follow Fiat's New Twitter Account

I like the Fiat 500 Abarth. I like the way it looks, I like its insane exhaust note, and I like its rowdy acceleration. I like it so much that I want to follow it on Twitter. But I can't, and neither can you. Here's why. » 6/12/13 4:00pm 6/12/13 4:00pm

Watch A Fiat Get Up On Two Wheels

If you watched this weekend's Monaco GP you probably watched a shot of F1 cars getting up on two wheels over and over and over again (there wasn't much passing to show). Did you know you can also do that with a Fiat? Here's a European Abarth Esseessee doing the same at (UPDATE: a virtual) Monza. » 5/27/13 1:00pm 5/27/13 1:00pm

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

Abarth To Run Competition Starring Ultra Cute 500 Race Cars

The Fiat 500 Abarth is one of our favorite cars around here. It's like a muscley little bulldog, perhaps if Lewis Hamilton's dog was made into a car. Now there's a version with even more manly looks and you could drive it... If you live in Europe. » 5/17/13 10:32am 5/17/13 10:32am

Fiat To Add Automatic Gearbox To 500 Abarth Because They Actually Want…

The Fiat 500 Abarth is one of my personal favorite cars. It's a funky little hot rod that is also one of the best sounding cars on the market. It's also only available with an old fashioned manual transmission. That last part is about to change. » 4/10/13 9:43am 4/10/13 9:43am

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth: Will It Baby?

I'm happy that Fiat loaned me one of these, because, really, this was the car that started it all. It was about a year ago, and I had just gone on my first press drive. It was for the Fiat 500 Abarth, and I was pretty smitten. The little car had just that right mix of fun and usefulness without taking itself too… » 2/28/13 1:15pm 2/28/13 1:15pm