Ok … so what I want to know is how on earth do they keep this thing on the road? It’s not much bigger than a pregnant roller skate and it has a top speed of 225km/h!
Maybe it’s a good thing that there’s only going to be 50 Fiat Abarth 50th Anniversary models brought into Australia and you’re probably going to be slightly crazy just to fork over $45,000 dollars (plus rego and government charges) for what is basically a four cylinder 1.4-litre car.
Oh of course the Fiat Abarth 50th Anniversary model is turbo-charged and features an overboost function that takes the power up to 132kW at the press of a button. It also just happens to have a special exhaust so you can really hear the power.
And if that’s not enough the interior is designed to take you back … in a very modern way … to the Abarth of 50 years ago. There are rather vivid red and white leather seats and the interior panelling is a rather vivid red too.
There’s also a sunroof, automatic climate control and a bunch of other stuff including a hi-fi system with controls mounted on the steering wheel along with litany of other minor features that makes the specs for this car sound impressive.
Among the more important specs is electric power steering with a “sport” function, gear shift paddles on the steering wheel, sports tyres, rear parking sensors, a car cover, special edition sunglasses and luggage too.
I’m not so sure about the luggage … but then I prefer to travel light … one backpack and my packing is done … but I do like the idea of the car cover. Not everyone has the luxury of off-street covered parking and if you’re going to shell out $45k+ on this little monster then you’re going to want to protect it.
And maybe that’s going to be the selling point for Fiat Abarth 50th Anniversary model … not that it’s some fancy reminder of a bygone era … but that it is a little monster that will do 225km/h and sound like it at the same time.