Fiat 500 abarth 0 60




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    0-to mph time under 7 seconds Properly piloted, the Fiat Abarth can charge up to 60 mph in seconds, eventually reaching its top.

    Fiat 500 abarth 0 60

    Fiat 500 abarth 0 60

    And those Abarth badges The Abarth has eight of those badges on its exterior alone, if you count the wheel centers, and all of them remind you of one thing: Whether in the curves or on the straights, the S coupe pulled away from the Abarth. Both send the power to the front wheels through a manual transmission, a six-speed for the Mini and a five-speed on the Abarth.

    Fiat 500 abarth 0 60

    Fiat 500 abarth 0 60

    Fiat 500 abarth 0 60

    Fiat 500 abarth 0 60

    Fiat 500 abarth 0 60

    From there we selected seven of the latest entries —ranging from a couple of cute turbocharged featherweights to a pair of potent rear-wheel-drive coupes punching in at more than hp.

    After putting each car through instrument testing and tossing them around the infield road course at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. With looks that most people will either love or hate, the Fiat Abarth and the Mini Cooper S coupe lead the cutesy performance-car charge. Both Mini and Fiat strapped a turbocharger onto their four-cylinder engines to boost output, to hp for the S coupe and to hp in the Abarth. The Mini steps in at lb-ft of torque lb-ft with overboost , while the Fiat makes lb-ft.

    Fiat 500 abarth 0 60

    Both send the power to the front wheels through a manual transmission, a six-speed for the Mini and a five-speed on the Abarth. Fiat improved the 's handling by lowering the chassis 0. Mini, on the other hand, didn't worry about improving handling, instead lifting the S coupe's suspension and chassis from the existing Mini Roadster on which it's based.

    It then replaced the convertible roof with a hardtop, creating the stiffest, best-handling Mini on the market. On the track, the Mini's stiffness, go-kart-like handling and additional 20 hp easily outclassed the Abarth by the tune of five seconds per lap. Apexes were hit with ease, and the Autoweek -installed bus-stop chicane was a breeze for the Mini.

    Fiat 500 abarth 0 60

    Whether in the curves or on the straights, the S coupe pulled away from the Abarth. However, the Abarth closed the gap in the braking zones thanks to its big Brembos. Behind the wheel of the Fiat, we were able to brake deeper into turn one at MIS—the fastest part of the track— than in the Mini. But it was not enough to stick with the S coupe.

    The Abarth is still a major improvement from the base Fiat , which only has hp and 98 lb-ft of torque. The Abarth goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7. The Abarth and the Mini held up well during the brutal two-day test. Each car was put through countless laps and slalom runs, skidpad trials and acceleration and braking tests. Both the brakes and tires on each car were ready for another couple days of heavy work by the time the test was over. The two cars were also calm to drive at speed, with tight steering, good responsiveness and solid feel around the road course.

    The comfortable, supportive seats and a driver-friendly interior layout add to the sporty feel of each car. Overall, both the Mini and the Fiat are solid, cute, compact sports cars. Each is a blast to throw around a track, but when it comes to overall performance, the S coupe takes the cake. Car news, reviews, motorsports, auto shows and stunning photography delivered right to your mailbox.

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