Abarth has unveiled their new pocket rocket today in the city and
Angels, with this new version being based on the US spec 2012 Fiat 500.
2012 Fiat 500 Abarth has went trough an extensive number of changes
with the most important ones being targeted towards the 1.4-litre
naturally aspirated MultiAir engine which has been turbocharged and
twin-intercooled and it now delivers around 59 percent more power.
around 117 HP per litre the new Fiat 500 Abarth produces a total of 160
horsepower (119 kw) and 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque, figures which are
quite impressive for a car this small. 
Of-course Abarth did not
stop at upgrading just the engine, as it also designed a series of
aerodynamic components for the Fiat 500 and tweaked its suspension and
The new Abarth is fitted with larger brakes as well and
the regular wheels were replaced by 16 inch rims (17 inch optional)
wrapped in Pirelli tires.
Its interior has been enhanced with a newly designed flat bottom
steering wheel wrapped in perforated leather, a large instrument cluster
with a 160 mph speedometer, an analog turbo-boost gauge with integrated
led shift light and a 4.3 inch touchscreen display which is part of the
TomTom navigation system and the Blue&Me handsfree communication
The cabin is also dominated by Black leather and
contrasting red stitching, and overall we are very pleased with what
Abarth has achieved once again.
However it remains to be seen how much the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth will cost.

Source: Abarth