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Fiat 500 Abarth at the New York Auto Show
Sitting quietly among Chrysler's oversized and aggressively styled sedans, trucks, and muscle cars, lays the Fiat 500 Abarth, the sporty version of Fiat's diminutive 500.
The Chrysler-Fiat partnership is hopping that the Abarth will strike a chord with the younger market -- those who seek performance in a small and affordable package.
While the Abarth is quirky looking, especially when it's within eye-shot of Chrysler's SRT branded high performance vehicles, the car has enough under its hood to take on its larger bretheren.
Carrying the Scorpion logo, Abarth has a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, producing an estimated 135 horsepower 152 pounds of torque. It has a top speed of a 127 mph and has a 0 to 60 in 7.9 seconds.
EPA estimates its fuel economy at 31 mpg combined.
The Abarth is available now and starts at $22,000.