When you buy a Lamborghini Huracan, you’re only getting a car with huge power. When you buy a Mazda2, you’re only getting a car with teeny tiny power. But there are some individual models that span the whole spectrum.
Do you want an Italian car that sounds as gnarly as a Ferrari but you can park at Trader Joes? Enter the Fiat 500 Abarth. What do you need to know before you buy a Fiat 500 Abarth? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
If you had to describe what we do here at Jalopnik, chances are you’d say something about how we’re an organization dedicated to making the world a better place through song and magic. Oh, and we do shit with cars. This episode of Neat Stuff in Cool Cars is a mix of both, as we get racing driver and NBC Sports…
Yes, it’s silly. Yes, it’s advertisement-y as hell. (For whatever it’s advertising. Fiats, I guess?) But it stars the Fiat 500 Abarth, maybe the third or fourth most fun car you can buy at the moment, so it’s alright in my book. Take a look.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.