2013 Fiat 500c Abarth takes its top off with a quickness
What a pleasant little piece of plug-and-play. Putting the Fiat 500c’s retractable roof on the hot 500 Abarth was pretty much a no-brainer, and hey, we certainly aren’t complaining. Folding the soft top back on the little hatchback will only allow us to better hear that awesome exhaust note while we’re burying the throttle. And come on, who doesn’t like a little wind-in-your-hair action?
Again, the 500c Abarth package is pretty much a copy/paste job, so dynamically, the car isn’t all that different. Under the hood is the same 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged inline-four, good for 160 horsepower and up to 170 pound-feet of torque (assuming you pressed the Sport button on the dash – something you really, really ought to do). A five-speed manual transmission is the only ‘box available. And don’t you dare complain about that.
New enhancements for the 2013 500c Abarth include an available Beats Audio system, and buyers will be able to attend a no-cost Abarth Driving Experience, where professional racers will show customers how to make the best use of their cars under full-throttle track applications. Pricing hasn’t been announced just yet, but we expect to have that closer to the car’s on sale date early next year. Hit the jump for the full deets, and check out the scorpion-stung cabriolet in our attached galleries.
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