All that extra performance is an extension of the Arbarth’s overall build. The outside gets new bumpers, wheels, and graphics. The inside gets you a huge boost gauge, red trimmed seats, and badging.
Scoops and stripes go a long way in breaking that “cute car” stigma of the base 500, but it’s not so loud where you’ll feel like a 16-year-old in a riced out Civic. No one likes a shouter, but the Abarth offers just enough visually to ratchet up the testosterone knob without falling into the “desperate for attention” section of the automobile kingdom.