2017 FIAT 500 ABARTH TURBO GO KART! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 650. Fireball and Kathie scoot around town in the all-new 2017 Fiat 500 Abarth Turbo Go Kart! Who knew you could have so much fun with your top off?

WIKI… The Fiat 500 Abarth is a two-door, four-passenger, transverse front-engine, front wheel drive A-segment city car manufactured and marketed by the Fiat subdivision of FCA since 2007 in hatchback coupé and fixed-profile cabriolet body styles, over a single generation —

…and available in European markets beginning with model year 2016 with its first facelift. The Fiat 500 Abarth is internally designated as the Type 312 by FCA. Fiat 500 Abarth

Derived from the 2004 Fiat Trepiùno 3+1 concept (designed by Roberto Giolito), the 500’s styling recalls Fiat’s original 1957 Fiat 500, nicknamed the Bambino —

…a model that was designed and engineered by Dante Giacosa with more than 4 million sold over its 18-year (1957-1975) production span. Fiat 500 Abarth

Translated from concept to production design under the design direction of Frank Stephenson, the Fiat 500 Abarth features Dante Giacosa’s 1964 breakthrough front-wheel drive breakthrough layout —

…which ultimately became an industry standard, the layout “adopted by virtually every other manufacturer in the world” for front-wheel drive. Fiat 500 Abarth

The Fiat 500 Abarth uses Fiat’s Multiair hydraulically actuated variable valve timing (VVT) engine technology, winner of the 2010 International Engine of the Year as well as Popular Science’s Best of What’s New.

Announced on May 5, 2006, photographs of the Fiat 500 Abarth were presented on March 20, 2007, officially debuting on July 4, 2007, with 250,000 people in attendance and with new models prominently displayed in 30 Italian cities.

Manufactured in Tychy, Poland and Toluca, Mexico, the Fiat 500 Abarth is marketed in more than 100 countries worldwide, including North America, where the Fiat 500 Abarth marked Fiat’s market return after 27 years.

With the millionth Fiat 500 Abarth produced in 2012; and production reaching 2 million in 2017, after 10 years, the 500 has won more than 40 major awards, including the CAR Magazine Car of the Year (2007) and the World’s Most Beautiful Automobile In 2009, an art installation designed by architect Fabio Novembre featured 20 full-size fiberglass replicas of the Fiat 500C, shaped as planters, along Milan’s famous Via Monte Napoleone. Fiat 500 Abarth

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