Jay Leno Drives Fiat 500 Abarth [Video]
Yes folks, Jay even did a handbrake turn and a little burnout in first gear with the 1.4-liter turbo engine red-lining it heart out. Seems the years spent in television have not dulled him at all.
Speaking of the engine, the 1.4-liter four-cylinder unit has been turbocharged to the sound of 160 horsepower. That’s quite a lot meatier than the standard 500, but it’s still very economical.
The 500 Abarth has been a great success story for Fiat. Originally, they were planning to make about a thousand of them to the US this year. This was soon boosted to three times that, but it wasn’t enough as the mighty pocket rocket is sold out.