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 |  Aug 19 2014, 5:45 PM


The 2014 Abarth Track Experience will be making extra stops this year.

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 |  Aug 01 2014, 3:11 PM

Beethoven, Pavarotti and Nikolaus Otto?

Top 10 Best-Sounding Engines

It’s hard to beat the noises a well-designed, high-performance engine makes; experiencing this is of life’s great pleasures, especially when it isn’t adulterated by restrictive exhaust systems or synthesized bullshit piped through a vehicle’s speakers.

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 |  Mar 26 2014, 1:08 PM

Brain, it's What's for Dinner


Ok, so the worst just happened, like something totally NOT GOOD. Perhaps a natural disaster has devastated your country; maybe a virulent disease or food-borne illness is spreading throughout the population; conceivably even the hand of God has reached down from on high and caused an outright nuclear meltdown. Whatever the reason, things are seriously jacked.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 11:44 AM

Abarth 695 Biposte

It isn’t a race car, but some of the parts certainly make the Abarth 695 Biposte look like a track-specific machine. 

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 |  Feb 14 2014, 5:51 PM

Love Me or Love Me Not?

Top 10 Cars to Date or Marry

Love is in the air; either that or exhaust fumes mixed with a whiff of burnt transmission fluid. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and people around the world are hugging, kissing and handing out heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. But how boring is that? This holiday is a bigger cliché than every Disney princess movie combined and raised to the power of a Jared jewelry commercial.

Upping the excitement factor here’s a list of five vehicles you might be interested in “dating” and five you could actually “marry;” each one is fun in its own special way but they’re not all keepers. You know, as enamored as you were of that cocktail waitress in Vegas you probably wouldn’t want to introduce her to your parents or show her off at church.

 |  Feb 13 2014, 6:02 PM

2014 Fiat 500 Abarth

A new program that Chrysler announced today is targeting Fiat 500 Abarth owners who want to learn more about performance driving.

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 |  Jan 05 2014, 8:06 PM


Cross-shopping sports cars? AutoGuide has you covered with its most watched video of the week, the 2013 Subaru BRZ vs. 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI comparison.

Or perhaps you’re in the market for a sporty and fun compact car? Our MINI Cooper S vs. Fiat 500C Abarth video will definitely interest you. Lastly, there’s our Toyota Highlander review for those looking for something roomier with more cargo space.

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 |  Sep 23 2013, 9:02 AM


Fiat’s Abarth tuning arm might turn out a greater range of models in the future according to a new report.

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 |  Sep 02 2013, 2:01 PM


The most powerful Abarth 595 ever will be will be heading to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Aug 17 2013, 12:51 PM


Few vehicles have the majesty to rival an Italian supercar. Magnificent machines graced with prancing ponies or raging bulls are some of the most sought-after automobiles in the world. But you don’t necessarily have to be a “one-percenter” to drive something with the same passion. Fiat is bringing some of that excitement to the rest of us, revealing TWO special-edition models at the historic Concorso Italiano.

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 |  Feb 25 2013, 4:15 PM

These days, Abarth is probably best known in the U.S. for its performance tuned Fiat 500s. This year, the brand will be bringing four specially-tuned units to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Jan 13 2013, 9:01 AM

Fiat has unveiled two design studies that will make their official debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show tomorrow.

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 |  Jan 11 2013, 8:15 AM

Abarth is no stranger to the Tokyo Auto Salon, being a regular attendee for many years now. At this year’s show the Italian automaker showed off its 595 Competizione and 695 Edizione Maserati models.

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 |  Dec 03 2012, 7:45 PM

The freshly announced Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio already has a cheeky commercial, focusing on the topless theme of the car by showing off a certain super model, completely topless. 

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 |  Nov 28 2012, 4:32 PM

Aiming to broaden appeal for the performance-oriented version of its city car, the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio made its U.S. debut on the L.A. show floor today.

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 |  Nov 28 2012, 2:49 AM

If the Fiat 500 Abarth has one signature feature, it’s the tiny car’s rather un-tiny exhaust note. And now with the new 500C Abarth model you’ll be able to hear that droning buzz a few decibels louder courtesy of a folding soft-top.

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 |  Nov 18 2012, 12:01 PM

As expected, the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabriolet will be making its North American debut at the upcoming 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 1:04 PM

A pleasant surprise greeted us in the Mopar booth at the 2012 SEMA Show; an SRT Viper modified by none other than famed Italian tuning house, Abarth.

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 8:37 AM

“Do you come with the car?” Sadly, no, but you can now get an Abarth with more accessories than ever before.

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 |  Sep 18 2012, 8:31 AM

At this year’s Paris Motor Show, Abarth will introduce its new personalization service, showcasing the possibilities on an Abarth 695 model.

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 |  Aug 20 2012, 4:15 PM

It didn’t used to be free, but now it is thanks to Fiat – an English/Italian translator app distributed through the iOS App Store.

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 |  Aug 02 2012, 11:45 AM

Abarth will be adding two new models to its lineup in the UK market, with the 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione heading to dealerships sporting a turbocharged 1.4-liter, T-Jet powerplant with 160-hp.

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 |  Jul 17 2012, 2:02 PM

Fiat’s latest commercial, “Immigrants,” gives a cinematic portrayal of the 500 making its journey from Italy to the U.S., but as anyone who watched it will know, several cars were apparently sacrificed in the process.

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 |  Jun 04 2012, 3:32 PM

Credit sex, swagger or supportive reviews from the automotive community. Actually, scratch that and credit them all for the Fiat 500 Abarth’s warm reception that demanded triple what the automaker originally expected to sell in North America.

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