In addition to the electric 500e, Fiat will be debuting a new 500 Abarth Cabrio under the lights of the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. And to get everyone excited about the scorpion-stung droptop, Fiat has launched this promo video showing the cars zipping around a track at the hands of Ferrari Formula One drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.

Fiat confirmed the car's LA debut in its one-sentence description of the video on the company's YouTube channel.

The Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa tested the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio in Austin, Texas, in anticipation of its North American debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

There's a lot to love about the 500 Abarth – we've enjoyed it on several occasions – and we can only assume that this new Cabrio model won't disappoint. And how could it? After all, one of our favorite parts about the Abarth experience is the utterly amazing sound that shoots out of the tailpipes, and that aural pleasure will only be enhanced with the roof flipped back.

Scroll down to see the short video for yourself, and stay tuned for the full details as part of the LA Auto Show festivities.


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      kato
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even in their promos Felipe is told to move over.
      tump
      • 2 Years Ago
      If it's out by June, this might just be it for me.
      prez29
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stop playing games, bring me a freakin' 695 already.
      sinistro79
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Abarth Cabrio is the epitome of all the bells and whistles that can be offered in a 500. It's perfect for the frugal, fashion-forward California crowd that also cars about a little extra power on the freeways....and it makes me wonder what sort of coolness will Fiat bring with Alfa Romeo once they come stateside. Because I'm getting slightly tired of the 500 already.
      MacProMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fiats feel cheap and unsafe to me, no way would I ever drive one or recommend anyone to look at one with a 3 star crash test rating
        Shiftright
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MacProMan
        Whew, thanks for your Force-based impressions and looking out for my safety! Your obvious expertise is obviously well informed, but you could also look at all the 5 star ratings it has received in the euro NCAP the IIHS and others then find another reason to not buy one. You know, it's ok to simply not like it. No one will force you to drive or buy one. You just don't have to justify it with poorly informed and biased statements.
        Phontsolo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MacProMan
        You're talking out of your ass... ASS.
        56Jalopy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MacProMan
        In the last 2.5 million I haven't crashed, why would I worry about crashing. If I worried about crashing I wouldn't drive mi 1956 Morris Minor at 80mph.
      Dane Grant
      • 2 Years Ago
      Show the car... Not people walking in onesies.....
      • 2 Years Ago
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        dohc73
        • 2 Years Ago
        Jack is cheating on you Susan. It's time to move on.
      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      DUBSTEP... NEEDS MOAR LAZERS...
      Number23
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fiesta ST or 500 Abarth?
        paratroopa07
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Number23
        500 Abarth just for the looks even though the Fiesta will probably outperform it.
          Shiftright
          • 2 Years Ago
          @paratroopa07
          500 for sheer character and the noise. Add the 500 Madness performance pack for 202hp and then it's another conversation. Love and welcome the Fiesta though. The more cheeky fun and fast small hatches the better.
        Phontsolo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Number23
        Abarth all the way. At least you can get it with 2 doors.
      Robert Bleumer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fiat has done this before: http://youtu.be/jOb3-I0i93g
      • 2 Years Ago
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