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Fiat 500s

Three Flavors of Italian – The Three Sportiest Fiat 500s Driven

  Since its introduction 5 years ago, the Fiat 500 has surpassed one million vehicles sold worldwide.  It’s going into its second year in the US and sales here are just a fraction of that.  Fiat is hoping to change that by expanding our 500 line-up.  In 2012, they introduced the Abarth, which sold out […]

Fiat 500 Abarth

Top 5 Super Compacts Actually Worth Driving

In larger cities across the world, compact vehicles have become a necessity as populations continue to get larger. While many Asian and European markets have had plenty of exposure to super compact cars, the idea of driving a small vehicle is a relatively new idea for most people in the States. But as gas prices […]

Frankfurt To See Three New Abarth Specials

Frankfurt To See Three New Abarth Specials

Okay y’all, her we go again: Abarth tuner of all things small and Fiat will be rolling out three new specials for the upcoming Frankfurt show. To get the un-anointed up to speed, Abarth is to Fiat, the way John Cooper is to Mini, AMG is to Mercedes or Sox & Martin were to Mopar. […]

Fiat 500 Abarth To Debut In LA

Fiat 500 Abarth To Debut In LA

Fiat’s reentry into the American automotive market continues apace. Even though Alfa is delayed (again) Fiat’s diminutive 500 is already here, in both coupe and convertible form. And even better news for the performance minded among us gearheads is that the Abarth addition of the toaster-sized 500 will be rolling out in the City of […]

American Fiat Fans Get First Crack at Special 500

American Fiat Fans Get First Crack at Special 500

This past weekend, owners of Fiat cars convened on Asheville, North Carolina to celebrate their Fiat products organized by Club Fiat-Lancia Unlimited. Casually called the Fiat Freak Out 2010, the 27 year-old annual fan gathering convention was celebrated ever since the Italian brand left the United States in 1983. Recognizing that Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. continued […]

Group B Friday: Lancia's Mid-Engined Monsters

Group B Friday: Lancia’s Mid-Engined Monsters

Up until the mid-1990s, Italian manufacturer Lancia and rallying went hand in hand. By the time FISA unveiled Group B, Lancia, unlike Audi already had a long and lauded history in rallying. Their sexy, triangular fighter, the Stratos, had already been canonized in rally mythos. Like the Mini Cooper in the ‘60s, the Stratos eclipsed […]

Romeo Ferraris 500 Abarth

Romeo Ferraris 500 Abarth

Well, I guess we know just how far out you can take Fiat’s modernized 500 mini car. And Italian tuner outfit by the name of Romeo Ferraris has made a track special version of the little guy that puts out 360 horsepower. Which, given the 500’s size and weight, has to be a hell of […]

Fiat 500 Abarth Coming To America

Fiat 500 Abarth Coming To America

Remember when Fiat bought into Chrysler, and there was all that speculation about which models, if an, Fiat would be bringing over to America. More than a few people, me included, were hoping that Fiat would bring in their new 500. A great competitor to BMW’s MINI, for one thing, and it also looked to […]