In the next few days, the new Abarth 500C will go on sale first in Italy and shortly after in the rest of Europe, so Fiat decided to drop a huge photo gallery of its newest model that had its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show this past March.
Aside from the male population looking for a relatively affordable cabrio with some punch, Fiat claims that the new open-topped car was also made to appeal to women customers "who seek design and elegance but also appreciate the performance of a true sports car."
That's one of the reasons why the Abarth 500C is offered with a choice of two colors for the electrically operated rollover canvas top (black or titanium gray) ,and for the first time on the 500 series, optional two-tone paintworks for the body (racing black and white or two tones of gray).
Power is provided by Fiat's 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 140HP and a peak torque of 206Nm with the overboost function. The engine is paired to a standard six-speed automated manual gearbox with paddle shifters.
Fiat's Abarth division says the 500C can sprint to 100km/h (62mph) in 8.1 seconds and achieve a top speed of 205 km/h (127 mph), while returning a combined fuel economy of 6.5lt / 100km (equal to 36.2 mpg US) on the European cycle.