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2008 Fiat 500 Abarth

2008 Fiat 500 Abarth
2008 Fiat 500 Abarth Specifications
Chassis
FrontMacPherson layout and anti-roll bar
RearInter-connected arms layout on torsion beam with anti-roll bar
Drivetrain
LayoutFront Engine, FWD
Transmission5 Speed Gearbox C510
Engine
Displacement1.4 Liters
Engine TypeTurbocharged Inline 4
Horsepower135 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque152 lbs-ft. @ 3000 rpm
Performance
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)7.9 sec
Top Speed127 mph
Fuel ConsumptionEst. 33 mpg
2008 Fiat 500 Abarth price, specs and more. The 'Abarth' Fiat performance nameplate is growing again, with the introduction of the 500 Abarth Italian sports compact car. Small, light and fierce and out soon.

The 2008 Fiat 500 Abarth: Look Out, Mini Cooper

2008 Fiat 500 Abarth price, specs and more. The 'Abarth' Fiat performance nameplate is growing again, with the introduction of the 500 Abarth Italian sports compact car. Small, light and fierce and out soon from an Italian automaker that is getting sick of making only econoboxes and minivans.

The return of the Abarth series of Fiat sports compact cars marks a new trend for Fiat and its entire umbrella group, which also includes Alfa Romeo. The Fiat group is going upmarket, and its Abarth performance division is creating excitement that will carry customers into Fiat showrooms.

Though the hot hatch is on every automaker in the world's radar right now, there is nothing quite like the Fiat 500 Abarth. This car is tiny, with a curb weight hovering around 2000 lbs and while the turbo I4 is not excessively powerful, it is plenty to get the 500 Abarth moving, up to a top speed of 127 mph.

There is something about driving small cars fast that is one of the most exhilarating joys in life. Look for the 500 Abarth in Fiat showrooms later this year.





[Courtesy of Fiat Press Release]

From racing to our everyday roads, but always with a sporty approach. This is the goal behind the debut of the long-awaited '500 Abarth', announced for the coming Geneva International Motor Show. The new car was developed by the Fiat Group Automobiles Style Centre in the spirit of the legendary Fiat 500 Abarth of the 1960s, and will be marketed from July through the exclusive Abarth network.

With a strong sporty personality, the new car will be powered by a Fire 1.4 16v petrol Turbo engine, which delivers a maximum of 135 bhp (99 kW) at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 206 Nm at 3,000 rpm in 'Sport' mode (in 'Normal' mode, torque is reduced to 180 Nm at 2,500 rpm). This brilliant, smooth new engine is also a friend of the environment: like the regular Fiat model it is derived from, the new Abarth will respect future Euro 5 legislation.

Another interesting feature of the 500 Abarth is the fact that it adopts the new TTC (Torque Transfer Control) system, which improves the transfer of drive torque to the wheels, but, above all, ensures that the car behaves impeccably on bends, making it safer and more entertaining even with a sporty driving style. In other words, it is faithful to the phrase coined for the Abarths of the 1960s 'small but wicked'.

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