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The video embedded after the jump's a good one. In it, we see the forthcoming Fiat 500 Abarth bombing around the Nurburgring with aplomb, and with each turn it takes, we become more envious of our friends in Europe, who are going to have first crack at the scorpion-emblazoned hot hatch. Power numbers are still a matter of speculation -- the video's producer believes that power will come from a 200-horsepower 1.6L turbo, but Carscoop hears that it's more likely to receive the 1.2L T-Jet from the Grande Punto in either 120 or 150-horsepower trim. That'll all get settled in due time. We just know that the badass-sounding little retro rocket has us praying that Fiat US-return rumors are accurate. We can't think of a better car to lead the way.

Follow the jump for the video, and watch out for a special guest appearance (what is this, The Love Boat?) by the BMW X6 mule at 2:29, as it overtakes and passes the Fiat.

[Source: YouTube via Carscoop]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Damn, that looks like a fun little car, and it sounds badass too! Hope it's not "Fix it again, Tony."
      • 7 Years Ago
      X6 flew by it....
      • 7 Years Ago
      1.4 T-Jet: either 120 or 150 bhp.
      • 7 Years Ago
      HUGE Tiny car lust.
      • 7 Years Ago
      In Britain the 500 will have a starting price of almost £11,000 while the Ford Ka (shared platform) is targeted at a significantly cheaper £7,500.
      • 7 Years Ago
      WOW! How cool is that?! I want one in the US! Complete with tribal black tape all over it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Damn, now I want one. I was pretty set to get a '08 Opel Corsa OPC, but this might suit my use even better. I hope that we can get pricing and availability information sooner than later.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Any of you ever own a Fiat??
      No, I didn't think so....Worst crap ever put on 4 wheels.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I own a Fiat Stilo 1.8 16V as a cheap daily driver for my gf... 100,000km... not a single technical problem, 31-40mpg, fully loaded... the car is more solid as the Civic trash my sister owned... that Civic was like sitting in a thin paper box everything shaking and making noise and a engine with no power at all...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Have you actually owned a Fiat yourself or do you just like stereotypes?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sounds pretty good for a 1.4L!

      Maybe people in the states could get excited by the small cars if more were shown undergoing testing on the ring!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Or if more were actually sold in the US lol :^)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Any word out yet on pricing?
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