As for us, we dig this perky Panda even more than the limited-edition Panda Monster 4x4
. If we lived in Europe, we'd take one of each. Why can't we have small cars this cool?
Interior shot added after the jump.
Fiat is releasing a slightly pumped-up version of its cuddly Panda mini at the Paris auto show, and we're liking what we see. The Fiat Panda Sport gets a snazzy visual makover by Abarth that includes honeycomb grilles, a more muscular front bbmper, new rocker panels, painted seven-spoke wheels, and red brake calipers. Underhood, the car's 1.4L 4-cylinder makes 100 horsepower (up from 94). That's good for a 9.6-second 0-62 mph time, which is more than enough zip for the European urban environments the fuzzy little Fiat is likely to find itself in.