2012 Fiat 500 Abarth First Drive Review: The Everyman Ferrari
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) There can be no doubt that the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is the everyman Ferrari. Not only is it made by the company that owns Ferrari, but it perhaps more importantly it has that exotic super car Exhaust note that will send a shiver down the spine of any sports car lover. Just as importantly it also has the horsepower from its 2X inter-cooled turbo engine to backup the magnificent Exhaust note. With hardly any weight and 160 HP the diminutive Fiat 500 Abarth will tear up the race track or your local neighborhood street. In the process it will also out a huge smile on your face as you floor the gas and head for your favorite twisty road.
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( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Mazda 3 SkyActiv takes the internal combustion engine to a new level by making it lighter, more powerful, and more fuel efficient. It represents Mazda's road to more fuel efficient cars at a time when gasoline prices are certainly going up. So how does this newest Mazda compare to other manufacturers cars that use electricity in the form of a hybrid car or smaller engines with turbos, or even diesel to achieve the similar results? Check out this first drive and review of the 2012 Mazda 3 SkyActiv to find out.
The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Rips up the Race Track
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is the first Fiat 500 Abarth to get the new MultiAir turbo Engine which produces 160 horsepower that is fed through the front wheels. So how does the car drive where it counts....on the race track? We had the chance to find out when we took the car out for a spin with one of the lead engineers who developed the car for America as on the race track in Nevada. Check out this video as t he 2012 Fiat Abarth rips up the race track.
2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Speedy Technology Demo
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth features three interesting technology applications that are unique. These include a fun turbo and shift gauge that adds excitement to the instrument cluster, a removable TomTom navigation system and perhaps the best feature of a all....a sport button that actually works. What does the sport button do? Check out this TFLcar feature as we take a closer but speedy look at the interesting new technology of the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth.
2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Colorado Iron Horse race Road Trip Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is one of the smallest and most fun cars that you can buy in America. It competes with the MINI Copper S for the hearts, minds and wallets of American small performance car shoppers. So how is the Fiat Abarth to live with on a daily basis?
We decided to take the tiny Fiat 500 Abarth on a road trip across Colorado. But to make things a bit more interesting we set our sight on Durango, Colorado and the annual Iron Horse Classic...an epic bike race that pits a steam train against man across two high mountain passes from Durango to Silverton, Colorado.
So which one is faster....man or machine when the going gets very step. Check out this Fiat 500 Abarth road trip review to find out and to see if you can even fit a bike into this small Italian import?
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2013 Fiat 500 Abarth - WINDING ROAD POV Test Drive
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2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Test Drive & Sub-Compact Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/fiat/500/2012/abarth/ The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth comes packing a turbocharged motor that delivers a heaping amount of torque at low RPM's which allows the driver to get off the line quick. The suspension is stiffer and the exterior is more aggressive. The Fiat 500 Abarth is a sub-compact car that is a total blast to drive. The MSRP on a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is $22,000.
Back in the 1950's Carlo Abarth used Fiat vehicles as race cars. These little automobiles were very successful racers and Carlo Abarth ventured out making high performance parts for Fiat vehicles. Fiat then bought out Abarth in 1971 and designated that name for their racing department. Fast forward to 2012 and we have a potent little rocket in the Fiat 500 Abarth.
Differentiating the Abarth from a more mundane Fiat 500 is easy. The Abarth model will carry with it the signature scorpion badges that Abarth is known for. Other styling ques include an Abarth sport stripe, performance front bumper, twin Exhaust, 2-piece rear fascia, rear spoiler, and 17-inch rims. On the inside the 2012 Fiat Abarth treats the driver to high performance sport seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, aluminum pedals, Boost gauge, Bose sound system, and more.
It's the performance aspect that sets the 2012 Fiat Abarth apart from the rest of the pack. Then engine is a turbocharged 16-valve 1.4 liter 4-cylinder that makes 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft. of torque. The power control module makes sure the Abarth is operating at peak performance while in Sport mode. The car still manages to get 28 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway too! The wheels are wrapped in sticky Pirelli P Zero tires for additional stick. Suspension wise the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth features stiffer springs and KONI shocks for added handling performance. The steering is quicker and more responsive thanks to a tuned system calibrated around the electric power steering unit. The brakes are larger rotors to take care of any spirited driving needs.
The 2012 Fiat Abarth is full of personality and it drives around like an angry little car looking for a fight. This is great for the driver that wants a fun and sporty sub-compact car. The turbocharged engine provides plenty of motivation while the suspension is capable of handling the twisties. As an added bonus all Fiat 500 Abarth buyers will get to experience a personalized Abarth Track Experience which include track instruction with a professional driver.
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First drive in a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth. This little pocket monster has 160 horsepower, a five-speed manual transmission and a big, straight voice. Compared to the 101-hp in the standard Fiat 500, the Abarth is the obvious choice for enthusiasts. It's all about lifting and shifting and going for the big grin. It sticks, it corners and there's plenty of rev range in first and second. It deserves to be enjoyed on a track. I got stuck in traffic :(((