To set the Abarth 500C apart from its standard counterpart, the performance version of the drop top features a unique two-tone paint job - in either black/race white or "two elegant shades of grey"¯ - as well as an appropriately-sporty body kit. Dual exhaust outlets are also part of the Abarth treatment.
Other tweaks for the Abarth label include new design 17-inch wheels and a fully-functional spoiler.
Powering the Abarth 500C is a 140 horsepower version of Fiat's 1.4L Turbo T-Jet engine. Pressing the vehicle's "Sport"¯ button adds even more juice, thanks to a built-in overboost function. Power is routed to the car's front wheels via the "ABARTH Competizione"¯ electro-hydraulically actuated six-speed gearbox.
According to Fiat, the Abarth 500C can sprint from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 127mph. Fiat has yet to comment on U.S. availability, but we fully expect to see the Abarth 500C on our shores in the not-too-distant future.