The publication noted the vehicle comes with “a rockin’ exhaust note and a suspension setup that makes it a blast to toss around corners.”
Among the highlights, the publication listed the Abarth’s many available technology features. The vehicle comes standard with the Uconnect 5.0 touchscreen and 5-inch touchscreen radio, Bluetooth connectivity and integrated voice command, which the editors illustrated as “one of the most intuitive systems available in the class.”
The Abarth offers legendary Italian and track-capable performance for up to four passengers. The car includes the track-tested, turbocharged and twin-intercooled 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, which provides 160 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque when mated to a proven five-speed manual transmission, and 157 horsepower and 183 lb.-ft. of torque mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Abarth’s MultiAir Turbo engine component upgrades include an Abarth-designed fresh-air intake system with high-flow air filter and smooth-flowing plumbing for maximum power. To ensure the engine is operating with minimal exhaust restriction, an Abarth-designed concentric “double-tip” dual-exhaust system delivers a high-performance look with menacing Abarth-tuned sound.
The Abarth-tuned performance hardware also delivers world-class ride and track-ready durability with a lowered ride height, beefier suspension, larger brakes and wider tires.