Miami is no stranger to topless beauty, and neither is the FIAT 500.
The 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio
took down its top and the competition, winning the title of “Best Small Convertible” at the Southern Automotive Media Association’s (SAMA)
third annual “Topless in Miami” Convertible Awards. One of the year’s most highly anticipated events, “Topless in Miami” is designed to showcase the best convertible automobiles on sale in the United States today.
A total of 72 members of SAMA had the opportunity drop the tops on 17 participating vehicles and provide their scores in the following three categories:
- Convertible operation functionality
- Driving impressions
“The distinctive tone and performance of the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio captured the judges’ attention and let everyone know that the Italians have arrived, “said Jaime Florez, President of SAMA. This is the third consecutive year that SAMA has chosen a FIAT vehicle as a “Topless in Miami” winner. In 2011, the FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio took top honors, followed in 2012 by the FIAT 500 by Gucci Cabrio.
“We want to thank SAMA for recognizing the FIAT brand for the third consecutive time,” said Jason Stoicevich, head of FIAT Brand North America. “The FIAT 500 Abarth is the most affordable and fuel-efficient high-performance car in America, and now the FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio gives you a front-row seat to better hear the raspy signature sound of the Abarth-tuned dual exhausts.”
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