October 2, 2022
The little 500 transforms into a hot-rod Abarth with a rumbling 160-hp turbocharged four-cylinder at its core, going from pip-pipsqueak to badass.
Both a coupe and a sliding-canvas soft top are available, although the open-air version may be somewhat expensive.
A five-speed manual is standard; a six-speed automatic is optional.
The Abarth's handling is as feisty as its appearance, and the exhaust noise is physically intoxicating.
The exhaust tone is hypnotic, and the Abarth's handling is as feisty as its looks.
With a cramped cabin for two and a true squeeze for three or four, the 500 Abarth isn't the best choice for individuals who need to transport passengers.
Sitting atop the 500 range means that the Abarth comes standard with a lot of equipment, including a 5.0-inch infotainment touchscreen