1. Smaller cars gain sportier performance
Fans everywhere can’t wait to get their hands on the 500 Cabrio Italia and 695 Competizione Abarth versions of the 2012 FIAT 500!
The 500 Cabrio Italia is stocked with a 1.4 L turbocharger engine which outputs a hearty 158 hp, 170 lb ft. of torque and will jet from 0 – 100 km/hr in 7.4 seconds.  That’s 4.6 seconds faster than the original 2012 FIAT 500.
On the other hand, the Abarth 695 Competizione utilizes the same engine as the Abarth Cabrio Italia but a tweak here and a tweak there of this Abarth’s engine will put out 178 hp and 199 lb.ft. of torque.  
In other FIAT news, the ultra extravagant and chic FIAT by Gucci is now available for order in North America.  The Gucci FIAT comes in a hatchback model as well as a Cabriolet model.  Embellished with “matte chrome-plated accents or a glossy black exterior with shiny accents,” this FIAT will sure to have Fashionista’s clamoring for more!
On to Chrysler news, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a goliath of a vehicle that produces 461 hp and 465 lb.ft. of torque.  Power to this off-road beast comes from “Jeep’s Quadra Trac active on demand AWD system, a 5 speed automatic and P295/45zR20 tires.”

    Smaller cars gain sportier performance

    Fans everywhere can’t wait to get their hands on the 500 Cabrio Italia and 695 Competizione Abarth versions of the 2012 FIAT 500!

    The 500 Cabrio Italia is stocked with a 1.4 L turbocharger engine which outputs a hearty 158 hp, 170 lb ft. of torque and will jet from 0 – 100 km/hr in 7.4 seconds.  That’s 4.6 seconds faster than the original 2012 FIAT 500.

    On the other hand, the Abarth 695 Competizione utilizes the same engine as the Abarth Cabrio Italia but a tweak here and a tweak there of this Abarth’s engine will put out 178 hp and 199 lb.ft. of torque. 

    In other FIAT news, the ultra extravagant and chic FIAT by Gucci is now available for order in North America.  The Gucci FIAT comes in a hatchback model as well as a Cabriolet model.  Embellished with “matte chrome-plated accents or a glossy black exterior with shiny accents,” this FIAT will sure to have Fashionista’s clamoring for more!

    On to Chrysler news, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a goliath of a vehicle that produces 461 hp and 465 lb.ft. of torque.  Power to this off-road beast comes from “Jeep’s Quadra Trac active on demand AWD system, a 5 speed automatic and P295/45zR20 tires.”

  2. New Abarth hot hatch range
Abarth unveils a range of new hot hatchbacks, the hardcore 695 Competizione, Punto SuperSport and 500 Cabrio Italia
 Abarth fans, the rumor patrol tells us to be on the lookout for three new Abarth models to be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new models include the 695 Competizione, Punto SuperSport and 500 Cabrio Italia.
Touted to be Abarth’s “first street legal racing car,” this Abarth hold only two black leather seats.  According to reports, the back seat will be replaced with a roll bar.
Under the hood, look for a 178 bhp/184 lb.ft. of torque.  This 1.4 L turbo gasoline engine is meshed with a five speed electromechanical gearbox that is matched up with steering wheels paddles.  Consumers of the 695 will have a choice of “street” (automatic) or “track” (manual) modes.
Koni shocks and bigger brakes as well as, “Record Monza” exhaust makes this Abarth LOUD especially when revving above 3000 rpm.  The 695 is capable of reaching top speeds of 140 mph and tackles 0-62 mph in 7 seconds.
The Punto SuperSport will receive the same engine as the 695.  However, it will have 199 lb.ft. of torque and a six speed manual transmission.  Like the 695, the SuperSport will receive Koni shock absorbers and larger brakes.   This Abarth will take off from 0-62 mph in 7.5 seconds.  Its top speed is 134 mph.  
The luxurious FIAT Abarth 500 Cabrio Italia “was designed to celebrate 150 years of Italian unity.”  This Abarth model will receive the 500 Esseesse’s 158 bhp, 1.4 litre turbo engine and a five speed manual transmission.  The 500 Cabrio Italia will rocket to 62 mph in 7.4 seconds and the top speed is 131 mph.
The interior of the 500 Cabrio Italia will be matched with “Sabelt front seats.”  
For more on the new Abarth models, follow this link or click the image.
Please note:  No word yet on when we can expect these tiny speed demons to grace us with their presence in Canada.

    New Abarth hot hatch range

    Abarth unveils a range of new hot hatchbacks, the hardcore 695 Competizione, Punto SuperSport and 500 Cabrio Italia

     Abarth fans, the rumor patrol tells us to be on the lookout for three new Abarth models to be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

    The new models include the 695 Competizione, Punto SuperSport and 500 Cabrio Italia.

    Touted to be Abarth’s “first street legal racing car,” this Abarth hold only two black leather seats.  According to reports, the back seat will be replaced with a roll bar.

    Under the hood, look for a 178 bhp/184 lb.ft. of torque.  This 1.4 L turbo gasoline engine is meshed with a five speed electromechanical gearbox that is matched up with steering wheels paddles.  Consumers of the 695 will have a choice of “street” (automatic) or “track” (manual) modes.

    Koni shocks and bigger brakes as well as, “Record Monza” exhaust makes this Abarth LOUD especially when revving above 3000 rpm.  The 695 is capable of reaching top speeds of 140 mph and tackles 0-62 mph in 7 seconds.

    The Punto SuperSport will receive the same engine as the 695.  However, it will have 199 lb.ft. of torque and a six speed manual transmission.  Like the 695, the SuperSport will receive Koni shock absorbers and larger brakes.   This Abarth will take off from 0-62 mph in 7.5 seconds.  Its top speed is 134 mph. 

    The luxurious FIAT Abarth 500 Cabrio Italia “was designed to celebrate 150 years of Italian unity.”  This Abarth model will receive the 500 Esseesse’s 158 bhp, 1.4 litre turbo engine and a five speed manual transmission.  The 500 Cabrio Italia will rocket to 62 mph in 7.4 seconds and the top speed is 131 mph.

    The interior of the 500 Cabrio Italia will be matched with “Sabelt front seats.” 

    For more on the new Abarth models, follow this link or click the image.

    Please note:  No word yet on when we can expect these tiny speed demons to grace us with their presence in Canada.

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