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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-litre MultiAir turbocharged inline-four, good for 160 hor... Read More

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth takes its top off with a quickness
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    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 ...

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    Official: 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth rocks you like a hurricane
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    The 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth is debuting in the City of Angels. It's the super-tuned version of the 500C combining all the best of fresh-air motoring and heightened performance from the scorpion-badged marque. As with the vanilla 500C, the Abarth's folding canvas roof opens all the way at up to 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per hour), and will slide back ...

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    Featured: Chrysler previews SEMA showcars
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    Chrysler is taking on the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in a big way, with a sprawling 15,300 square-foot display encompassing a total of 24 modified vehicles. We got a chance to preview some of those creations, including the plucky little Fiat 500C you see above. Designers decided to take a page from the West Coast custom scene with unique widebody fender ...

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    Official: Abarth 695 Maserati Edition bows at Mille Miglia
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    The Fiat 500 in its various guises positively romps on its popularity, making special-edition hay with terrific frequency. This latest outing in the form of the Abarth 695 Maserati Edition follows a familiar trail, coming three years after the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari that debuted at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. That hatch had a tuned 1.4-litre turbo ...

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    Video: Chrysler settles with graffiti artists over J.Lo's Fiat 500 ad [w/video]
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    Fiat has had nothing but trouble from its 500C commercial featuring Jennifer Lopez. After enduring a body double scandal and reports that the vehicle actually broke down during filming, Chrysler then found itself in the crosshairs of a lawsuit. The artists behind a copyrighted mural in the Bronx sued the automaker for using the image without their ...

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    Ad Spotting: Jennifer Lopez and Fiat "Back To The Bronx"
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    Company: Fiat USA Brand: Fiat Medium: TV Ad Agency: Doner, Southfield, MI Product: Fiat 500C Campaign: Life Is Best When Driven What We Like: Technically, this is the first ad shot by Fiat with Jennifer Lopez. The first airing of the J. Lo/Fiat partnership was last month when the Italian automaker began running a cut-down version of a new Lopez ...

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    Abarth rolling in to Frankfurt with three new specials
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    Fiat's performance division, Abarth doesn't have a lot to work with. Just two models, in fact, but that hasn't stopped the Scorpion marque from making the most of the 500 and Punto ranges. Clearly, there's a lot of room for hot-hatch workings. Just take a look at what Abarth has in store for the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. On the floor of the ...

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    Gucci and Fiat roll up in special edition 500C
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    Italians are very proud of their brands. From Panerai watches to Ferrari supercars, Italian luxury brands are the epitome of style. Even smaller motorized products are stylish, from the Vespa scooter on up to the Fiat 500. It's that last one that is once again partnering up with a major house of Italian fashion. Gucci has linked arms with Fiat one more ...

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    Video: Fiat commences 500 media onslaught
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    No new car launch would be complete without a corresponding marketing campaign. But when that launch and campaign are heralding the return of a famed automaker and nameplate to the Canadian market after decades of absence, the marketing team is likely to be an especially important part of the overall success of launch... at least at the outset. Such is ...

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    Review: 2012 Fiat 500C
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    Fashion-Forward Fiat For Fun Northern California is an odd place – and that's just the cars. For every Toyota Prius-driving eco-yuppie, you'll find a diehard Datsun 510 enthusiast. And you can't toss a bushel of puntarelle without hitting a grease-powered Mercedes-Benz in the East Bay. But here's a better case in point: A few weeks back, I was ...