The FIAT 500 Abarth takes its name from Karl Abarth, who had one goal—to go faster every day. This perspective is captured in the performance and look of the FIAT 500 Abarth. Discover how his drive and vision shaped the car that bears his name from its beginnings to the newest model. Then check it out in person at FIAT of Winter Haven.
The FIAT 500 Abarth Namesake
Karl Abarth made a name for himself by going fast. He was born in Austria and started with motorbike design. He then went to Italy to begin working on vehicles and adding the “Abarth” touch. In fact, his name become something of an alternative phrase for “upgrade.” He then began to work with the FIAT brand, creating the FIAT 500. His influence still reigns today in the modern FIAT 500 Abarth.
Small but Mighty
The FIAT 500 may be small, but it’s performance shows no sign of being so. The FIAT 500 Abarth is designed for driving excitement. Its unique, aerodynamic design cuts through wind while two intakes fuel its power. Drivers have all the control with a clutch. The 1.4-liter engine boasts 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.
The performance suspension helps this vehicle navigate the roads of Auburndale, FL, whether you’re driving on the highway or along a back road. It includes front and rear shock absorbers with KONI Frequency Selective Damping. This suspension and the low height of the vehicle make it perfect for responsive handling. The FIAT 500 Abarth gets you where you need to go in style with no compromises.
The FIAT 500 Abarth is ready for its close-up. Stop by our Auburndale FIAT dealership to experience the drive for yourself and see why it bears the name of an industrious auto innovator.