Big Punch, Small Size: The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

evolveteam July 10, 2012 0
Fiat 500 Arbath Exterior

Urban Assault Weapon

The Fiat 500 Abarth is the perfect car for urban driving. City driving is all point and shoot. There aren’t a ton of places to stretch any car’s legs, but with its small size and torque-y motor, the Abarth is capable of squeezing into any gap and parking space imaginable.

Notice a cab trying to squeeze you out in traffic? SUVs lumbering in your path? Fuggedaboutitt. A little hit of throttle and the Abarth is out of any jam. And don’t even trip over the lack of parking outside your favorite hangout because the car’s mini form factor will help you squeeze in anywhere. Plus its Italian-esque stylings and flair offer the right amount of curb appeal to make an entrance.

Priced at $22,000, the Abarth is the quintessential hot hatch recipe: quick, cheap, and above all, fun. 0-60 times, quarter mile times, and skidpad numbers are useless metrics for forum jockeys. Forget the data, and enjoy the real world performance of the Fiat 500 Abarth. “Small, but wicked” is back.

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