Fiat is easily one of the most charismatic mass market car firms still operating today, and its history stretches a full 117 years, right back to 1899. Such a long and storied history has resulted in some of the finest, most charismatic cars ever sold, many of which have proved their mettle in motor racing. Fiat’s impressive back catalogue of greatest hits has inspired Autoglym to put together the list below, one that includes a wide variety of models from across the marque’s existence. Have we missed out a wonderful Turin gem? Then make sure you let us know in the comments section. The Abarth Esseesse proves that Italy is still top of the class when it comes to tiny hot hatch building 2009 Fiat 500 Abarth Esseesse Proving once and for all that Fiat really is the undisputed master when it comes to the certifiable hot hatch, the 500 Abarth Esseesse debuted back in 2008 and met with praise from all sectors of the motoring press. Why? Probably something to do with the near … [Read more...] about The Greatest Fiats Ever Built
Fiat 124 special
Fiat and the Hoonigan brand is holding a contest looking for racers to compete for a free car and to join the Hoonigan team. Ten contestants will be selected to compete in a series of driving challenges, and the winner will get a track-ready Fiat 124 Spider Abarth specially modified and prepared by Hoonigan, the car motorsports enthusiast brand. Sara Price, last year's winner, competing in a Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Rally factory-built racecar in the Mt. Washington Hillclimb, the nation’s oldest hillclimb event. Entering is easy, just create a 60-second video on your phone about why you should be included in the competition, and upload it to YouTube with the #hooniganswanted hashtag. You then fill out the form on hooniganswanted.com, and promote your video on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Note: Submission period ends at 12pm PDT on August 10th. So get going! Enter here on the Hooningans Wanted website Below is the official Fiat press release with details: … [Read more...] about Fiat and Hoonigan Looking for Racers!
We have been given the word there will be a Fiat 124 Spider Urbana edition arriving during the 2019 model year. The 124 Spider Urbana edition features blacked-out exterior trim, new alloy wheels, and special interior trim. Urbana is Italian for Urban, and the Urbana trim gives the cars a sporty urban, sophisticated look. European Fiat 124 Spider with S-Design package gives clues to what the US Urbana looks like. Note the European car uses what is called "burnished" or "polished" steel color for its trim. We get gloss black trim according to the preliminary information provided. The picture of the Spider Urbana I have seen does not have a stripe and comes with different wheels. Also note the Urbana package is only available on base Classica models, which are identifiable by its lack of fog lights and adaptive headlights. The 2019 Fiat 124 Urbana will join the other Urbana editions Fiat offers throughout its model range. Knowledgeable Fiat enthusiasts will recognize the US Urbana … [Read more...] about Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Coming!
Fiat enthusiasts will be happy to hear the long awaited Record Monza exhaust system upgrade for the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth is on its way! This special exhaust upgrade features a Dual Mode Muffler that has a valve that bypasses the muffler depending on engine load. Its name honors Carlo Abarth's speed record he personally set at the Monza race track in 1965. Record Monza Dual Mode Exhaust - $895.00 preliminary catalog pricing. We received insider information that dealer orders for the Abarth Record Monza Exhaust will open as a 'factory' upfit (Abarth only) beginning next month and will also be available over the counter by late April. Cars ordered with a Record Monza will have the exhaust system hand fitted when the car arrives in the US, just like the Abarth Racing Heritage stripe. European Abarth Spiders feature this same hand fitting when arriving in Europe. The initial batch of cars fitted with the exhaust will come with a limited edition Abarth fender badge to … [Read more...] about Fiat Spider Record Monza Exhaust Coming!
Abarth will bring this, the Abarth 124 GT, to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The special edition is described as a car with two personalities, one with “unadulterated roadster thrills” and the other with a lightweight and safe technical top, the only one on the market to be entirely made of carbon fibre. The 124 GT will be in an exclusive Alpi Orientali Grey livery and those rims are 17-inch OZ Ultralight items, which are three kgs lighter than standard wheels. The mirror caps sport a special gun metal colour which matches the front spoiler, but one can choose carbon items too. Also optional is a matte black bonnet treatment. It’s a reference to the classic Abarth 124 Rally, where a black bonnet was adopted to prevent the driver from being dazzled by the sun. That can be seen clearly on the standard Abarth 124 Spider below. The CF hard top is lined on the inside, and has a large rear window and efficient defroster to clear it in less than three minutes. It weighs just … [Read more...] about Abarth 124 GT special edition