The new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth will hit the American market with the racing traditions that have made it a success on European roadways and racetracks - world-class performance and precision, purposeful and aggressive styling, high power-to-weight ratio and limited-production volume.

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth US is powered by an all-new 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine. The European version has 140PS (103 kW) and 206Nm (152 lb-ft) of torque, but we will wait to see, whether the US model will be overpowered.

The small sporty car also comes with Abarth-tuned suspension and brake systems, race-inspired design and technologies.

The new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth will unleash the brand's legendary performance heritage on American streets.

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

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Source: Chrysler