US-Spec Fiat 500C Abarth (Cabrio) Makes Video Debut

The three-door 500 Avarth has become available as a convertible of sorts in the US today, after the model was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Fiat 500C Abarth 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
As far as fun in the sun goes, this promises to be a hood one, since it offers the same 1.4-liter turbo with 160 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque. You won’t be racing the 911 Cabrio between the lights any time soon, but the zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) “in the low seven-second range” suggests you can have fun in the real world.

But the 500C Abarth isn’t just a Fiat 500C with a bigger engine. The car you see here in this first official video is equipped with lots of performance goodies, such as stiffer suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels as standard (17s available optionally), as well as torsional and roll resisting bars.

the Abarth also has 10% quicker steering system and three settings for the stability control (on, off and an in-between setting).

So if you want a sexy Italian car the size of a shoe but packing plenty of power and character, this could be just the ticket.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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