Fiat Unleashes Huge Photo Gallery of Abarth 500C Convertible

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).

Like the standard Abarth 500, the canvas-top model gets a full bodykit along with unique 17-inch alloy wheels and a tricked out interior.

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.