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What is the difference between Fiat and Abarth?


The Boss
Staff member
Abarth is a tuning company founded by Carlo Abarth in 1949. The company specializes in modifying Fiat vehicles for improved performance. Abarth models are typically more powerful and have more aggressive styling than their Fiat counterparts.

For example, the Fiat 500 Abarth has a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 160 horsepower, while the standard Fiat 500 has a 1.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 101 horsepower. The 500 Abarth also has a sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, and a more aggressive body kit.

In addition to modifying Fiat vehicles, Abarth also produces its own line of cars. These cars are based on Fiat platforms, but they have been extensively modified for performance. For example, the Abarth 124 Spider is based on the Fiat 124 Spider, but it has a more powerful engine, a sport-tuned suspension, and a more aggressive body kit.

Abarth vehicles are typically more expensive than their Fiat counterparts. However, they offer a higher level of performance and exclusivity.
I think that Abarth primarily exists to serve people that won't want to ditch the traditional fiat experience but still want to drive a luxury vehicle. And so far so good, Abarth has been able to serve that market extremely well.

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