The 25 Best Italian Cars Jul 27, 2017 by Jet (Driver Weekly)

24. Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat USA

The Fiat 500 might be a slow seller in the United States, but the Fiat 500 Abarth, is an excellent choice for those who want Italian performance without going over budget. The 500 Abarth uses a 160-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. While that isn’t as much as some of the other models on this list, it is certainly feisty. It delivers an addictive exhaust sound and has a slammed suspension.

With the Fiat 500 Abarth, you can choose between a sliding-canvas soft-top or a coupe. You can find the Abarth with a manual or automatic transmission, based on your preference, and the automatic works perfectly with the turbocharged engine. In terms of performance upgrades for the 500 Abarth, this model has electrically boosted steering, anti-roll bars and dampers tuned for performance, huge tires and wheels, and oversized brakes. Unusual styling and feisty power in a small package? Sounds like an Italian sports car.

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