Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa Test the FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio

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Seeing the FIAT 500 Abarth on a closed race track is always exciting. As we arrived early morning in Austin, Texas, we were greeted by the growl of the Abarth exhaust note. The video crew was setting up. The drivers were hugging turns and fine tuning their driving lines. That wonderful smell of asphalt and rubber filled the air.  It was a scene that felt familiar, but little by little, it became clear that something new had arrived. These were no ordinary drivers. These were international racing superstars behind the wheel. This was no ordinary FIAT 500 Abarth, either. These scorpions had rolled down their windows…and their rag top. Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, were testing the FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio in anticipation of its North American debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. We’ll take a moment to let all of that information sink in. Don’t worry; we won’t make you imagine it for yourself. We have the video to prove it. If that isn’t enough for you, we’re sorry. We’ll be able to tell you more about the FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Trust us, it hasn’t been easy to refrain from shouting it from the rooftops. Let us try and make it up to you. To hold you over, we grabbed some exclusive behind the scenes photos from the video shoot in Austin.

 

 Which FIAT 500 Abarth is more your style? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
  • Beatle Ed

    The black one for me, please.

  • maryalonsista

    the white for me 😀

  • Those trees do not exist at COTA. Where was this *actually* filmed*

  • Dax

    AWESOME!!! My wife and I have been waiting for the cabrio Abarth! THANK YOU for bringing it to the US (soon). Our dog is soooo appreciative!

  • @juanjopmadrid

    La Máquina….Jejeje

  • enzo4re

    Just took delivery of a 2013 Abarth with sunroof. The Cabrio is nice, but I think the hatchback with sunroof will be a better compromise for me. By the way, the grigio paint (with rosso mirrors & stripes) almost matches my grigio metallizato Ferrari Challenge car- twin sons of different mothers?.

  • mamun rikil

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