It’s Groundhog Day, and we’ve done our bit for future early springs by making sure no creature can see its shadow in the FIAT® 500 Abarth concept known as Tenebra – “darkness” in Italian.
The Tenebra debuted at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show last month. Our take on one of the hottest trends in automotive design, the Tenebra eschews the vibrant coats typically associated with the Abarth in favor of a matte Grigio (grey).
In the Tenebra’s matte finish, the Abarth’s signature lines are striking. Carefully considered details add subtle shine, including Nero (black) chrome trim and Gloss Nero exterior light bezels, Abarth body-side stripe and mirror caps.
Exterior flair rounds out with new 16” Hyper-Black wheels and a roof-size scorpion decal that must be seen to be truly appreciated.
The matte treatment continues inside, enhancing a carbon fiber instrument panel and a carbon fiber shift knob and parking brake. Grigio-trimmed Nero leather covers a flat-bottomed steering wheel and racing-inspired seats.
Of course, no Abarth’s beauty lies purely above the surface. Pop the Tenebra’s hood and you’ll find the signature turbocharged 1.4L MultiAir engine ready to drive a track-ready chassis with 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.
Stay tuned for details on when you or your favorite woodland creature might see the Tenebra prowling a street near you.