Fiat 500 Abarth: going fast - Introduction

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  • First drive of £13,600 500 Abarth
  • 700 cars for the UK in – 60% already sold
  • Bespoke Abarth model on the horizon
A year after Fiat's cute little 500 was launched, along comes the mean and moody version – the Abarth 500.

Where the Mini has its Cooper models, so the Fiat 500 has its Abarth.

However, while Mini is happy for the Coopers to be seen as Minis, Fiat insists that the Abarth is a separate model – so much so that it'll only be sold from 14 hand-picked dealers in the UK, some of which aren't even Fiat dealers.

For more on the 500 Abarth, read on.

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