A Hot Italian Woman and The New Macho Fiat 500 Abarth
After the slow sales of the Fiat 500 in the U.S., Fiat is hoping to excite Americans with a bit more horsepower in the new, edgier, version of the 500: the Fiat 500 Abarth. While the ordinary 500 was mostly style over subtance, the Abarth has style and subtance.
Better aerodynamics, a 1.4L turbocharged engine producing 160 horsepower, 170lb-ft of torque, and tweaked appearance transforms the 500 from purely a woman’s car to quite a manly little thing.
But, what really makes us want this car is the commercial. Yeah, JLo made the ordinary version of the 500 look okay, but this Italian model makes it look … hot. We don't know what she's saying, but we don't care.
Forget cute! The Fiat 500 Abarth is sexy, masculine, racy and we want it.
The car is expected to go on sale in the spring for about $23,000.
Photo credit: LA Auto Show