- Jan 18th 2008 at 8:57AM
Spy Shots: Fiat Abarth 500 SS
The hotrod version of Fiat's new 500 was snagged by photographers in frozen Scandinavia practicing its flick. Wearing a tape job, the Abarth 500 SS doesn't do a whole lot to disguise its body mods. The snout and rump have their details pretty well obscured, but the overall motif is discernible. The wraps will come off this extra-aggressive Lilliputian in Geneva, and we'll finally get to see if it's kyooooote or aggressive. Either way, the Abarth will have a taste of Brobdingnagian power served up by the turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder sending 150-plus horsepower twirling down to the front wheels. Two models are planned, one less powerful than the other. Prices will cover the range from £13,500 to about £16,000. It's small, lively cars like this that make us hope fuel prices continue to spur their continued development.