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Official

Dual-mode exhaust, appearance package, but same horsepower

An optional dual-mode exhaust promises to give the 124 Abarth the sound it deserves.

Paris

VW, Ford, Nissan and Infiniti are ignoring the show too

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is planning to not attend the Paris Motor Show this year, as it is not profitable enough for the company.

Report

Expect a ten-percent price hike and a spicier driving experience.

The new Fiat 124 Coupe will channel its grandfather, the original 124 Coupe, and wear a notchback roofline based roughly on the 124 Abarth Rally Concept from Geneva.

First Drive

More power, with a grand touring vibe.

Fiat's roadster hails from Hiroshima, but it doesn't subscribe to Mazda's low-power philosophy. It's truly its own car, but is it better than the MX-5?

Video

Different from the version we'll get in North America, the European-spec Abarth 124 Spider sounds like an Italian roadster should.

Featured Video

Fiat's Abarth 124 Spider revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Geneva

Fiat's Abarth performance division took the wraps off its version of the 124 Spider at the Geneva Motor Show, chock full of performance upgrades - and accompanied by an even more potent rally version.

Featured

The Spider Is Due For An Espresso Shot

For the Fiat 124 Spider, the next logical move is Abarth. Definitely Abarth.

Rumormill

Fiat will reportedly enter the World Rally Championship with an Abarth-tuned 124 Spider in 2017. A special road model with over 200 hp is also rumored.

Official

Fiat's Abarth performance division has launched a new heritage program to restore and certify its historic vehicles and secure the history of the marque - all under the watchful eye of the founder's widow.

Official

The Abarth 695 Biposto Record celebrates the 50th anniversary of two of the brand's acceleration titles with exclusive trim for the 190-horsepower hot hatch.

Report

Fiat is closely considering an Abarth version of the 500X crossover, and it could pack a solid 200 horsepower to take on the likes of the Nissan Juke Nismo and Mini Countryman JCW.

Read This

Car and Driver has dug into its advertising archives from the '50s and pulled out some real gems. They're all worth seeing for the beautiful design and historical value.

Quick Spin

Losing A Pedal Doesn't Mean Sacrificing Thrills

Is a car with an automatic less fun the same car with a manual gearbox? Well, not if the vehicle in question is a Fiat 500C Abarth and its six-speed auto.

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The Italian automotive industry is filled with legendary names: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Lamborghini, De Tomaso, Pagani... but the names Fiat, Abarth and Zagato belong up there right beside them – especially when they came together on a vehicle as singular as this one.

Official

Google Street View has emerged as a great tool for checking out locations along your driving route, and even scoping out places you don't have a chance to go yourself. And that includes some great automotive installations. The online tool has taken us inside museums, race tracks and factories around the world, but while it has not to date allowed us virtual access to a European automotive factory, Fiat is out to correct that wrong by letting the Street View team inside Officine Abarth.

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Fiat may treat Abarth as a trim level on the 500 in the United States, but overseas it's a bona fide performance brand. The thing is that, since the demise of the Punto Abarth (and with performance versions of the Panda and 500L ruled out), the Scorpion marque has been reduced to tuning only versions of the standard Cinquecento. But that could be about to change.

Official

Two-Pedal Model Gets Less Horsepower But More Torque

There aren't many manual-transmission-only offerings on the US market, and now there's one fewer. The 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth has just gone into production with a newly available automatic option.

Geneva

The Fiat 500 is supposed to be a budget model – something you can pick up with less than twenty grand to your name. But once Abarth gets its hands on it, all bets are off. The Scorpion brand is charged with getting the most performance it can out of budget-oriented vehicles like the Cinquecento and Punto, and that's just what it's done with the new 695 Biposto.

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Abarth has made a lot out of very little. Its entire lineup is based on the 500 and (in markets other than ours) the Punto. But that isn't about to change anytime soon.

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