Faithful to the "small but wicked" saying coined for Karl Abarth's cars in the 1960s, the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth embodies the racing traditions that have made it a success on European roadways and racetracks - world-class performance and precision, purposeful and aggressive styling, high power-to-weight ratio and limited-production volume. Building on the excitement of the 2013 Fiat 500 (Cinquecento), the Fiat 500 Abarth is designed for track-day enthusiasts and driving purists who want the ultimate high-performance small car with the pedigree of an exclusive Italian exotic. With its 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine, Abarth-tuned suspension and brake systems, race-inspired design, and technology features not traditionally included on a small car, the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth unleashes the brand's legendary performance heritage to American streets.
The Fiat 500 Abarth brought world-class performance and precision, purposeful and aggressive styling, high power-to-weight ratio and limited-production volume to North American driving enthusiasts in 2012. Adding even more excitement to Karl Abarth's line of "small but wicked" cars, the new 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio harks back to his open-air track cars of the 1960s, while delivering the most visceral experience of any modern Cinquecento to date. With the Fiat 500 Abarth's high-performance DNA intact, the new 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth is engineered with the same track-proven attributes that have made the hatchback model a success on European and North American roadways and racetracks, but now brings even more fresh air and the unmistakable Abarth-tuned exhaust note into the cabin.
With just the push of a button, the Fiat 500c Abarth's power-operated cloth top retracts up to the rear spoiler during speeds up to a best-in-class 60 mph (a midway point can be chosen by pressing the button anytime in between). Press the roof button again, and the roof will neatly fold all the way open and tuck neatly behind the rear head restraints (up to 50 mph). The power operated cloth top is also intelligently designed. For access to the Fiat 500c Abarth's trunk, premium "parallelogram" liftgate hinges conveniently position the liftgate out of the way, while the power-operated cloth top automatically retracts back to the rear-spoiler position to avoid any obstruction. In addition to its cleverly designed multi-position power-retractable cloth top, the Fiat 500c Abarth's fully stamped body-side silhouette retains the iconic Cinquecento form while delivering added structural strength and 70 percent less header shake than key competitors. In addition, its longer windshield and minimized header design maximize rear-seated passengers' outward visibility, while minimizing cabin turbulence.
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Compared with the Fiat 500's naturally-aspirated 1.4-liter MultiAir engine, the boost to 160 horsepower on the Fiat 500 Abarth is largely due to its single turbocharger that operates off engine exhaust and utilizes energy that would normally be wasted through the tailpipe. The turbocharger spins up to 230,000 rpm to convert exhaust heat and pressure to a rotational force that drives a compressor.
The 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo's induction system includes two intercoolers located behind the driver- and passenger-side air inlets of the Abarth-styled front fascia. The intercoolers are designed to remove heat in the air charge that the turbocharger generates while compressing incoming air (higher air density for more power). Reducing heat provides a cooler, denser air charge that helps increase the potential for more power. .
Interior Of The FIAT 500 Abarth:
The interior design theme of the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth is an artistic blend of clean lines and functional performance appointments. An Abarth-designed steering wheel features a thick rim, perforated leather and flat bottom to provide the look, feel and increased roominess desired during at-the-limit driving. For easier operation, and to keep the driver's eyes on the road ahead, the Fiat 500 Abarth's steering wheel includes cruise, audio and BLUE&ME Handsfree Communication technology controls.
Abarth-tuned "Sport" mode and Abarth Shift Light with Turbo-Boost Gauge:
The FIAT 500 Abarth features a standard-equipped "Sport" mode calibration for more engaging driving. Should the driver select Sport mode on the instrument panel, the Abarth-tuned powertrain control module (PCM) unleashes the full power of the 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo with linear throttle response and a more performance-weighted steering feel. When Sport mode is not engaged, the Fiat 500 Abarth returns to "Normal" mode, and limits the torque in first and second gears to enhance fuel efficiency and minimize CO2 emissions. An additional benefit of the Abarth-tuned PCM is the addition of a driver's shift light with turbo-boost gauge mounted left of the instrument cluster. Should the driver choose to switch to "Sport" mode, the Fiat 500 Abarth's LED-illuminated shift light flashes as the engine speed approaches the redline - giving the immediate feedback needed on the track or during high-performance driving. Engine information is critical during performance driving, and the Fiat 500 Abarth's turbo-boost gauge allows the driver to monitor the turbocharger's pressure on the engine.
Safety and security features of
the FIAT Abarth include:
The new FIAT 500 Abarth offers more than 35 available safety and
security features including: seven standard air bags,
Anti-lock brake system, Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist, BLUE&ME Handsfree Communication,
Electronic brake-force distribution, Energy management system,
Hill-start Assist, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, Occupant
restraint controller, Sentry Key® engine immobilizer - theft-deterrent
system and many more!
Innovative TomTom® Navigation and Bose® premium audio system :
With the available TomTom® Navigation with BLUE&ME Handsfree Communication technology, the Fiat 500 Abarth integrates an innovative 4.3-inch (10.9 cm) TomTom portable navigation device that docks on top of the instrument panel. For high-performance sound, the 500 Abarth features a standard Bose® Energy Efficient Series (EES) premium audio system with six premium speakers and a subwoofer.
Handsfree Communication technology and SiriusXM Satellite
Developed as a collaboration between FIAT and
Microsoft, BLUE&ME™ Handsfree Communication technology is an
in-vehicle, voice-activated communication system that allows the FIAT
500 Abarth driver to operate a Bluetooth®-compatible phone while keeping
his or her hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Using a series of
voice commands, the driver can place phone calls, access the phone's
address book or listen to MP3s. BLUE&ME Handsfree Communication
technology supports most mobile phones with Bluetooth technology. For
the best music, entertainment and information from coast-to-coast,
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with more than 130 channels is available on the
FIAT 500 Abarth.
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