Abarth to launch 500 based coupe

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    Abarth to launch 500 based coupe

    http://www.motorauthority.com/fiat-t...rth-coupe.html

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    Re: Abarth to launch 500 based coupe

    If FIAT does successfully return, there is no question that I would buy this, and a Cinquecento Abarth for my driveway. All I need is at least 90hp, white with red trim... perfect.
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    Re: Abarth to launch 500 based coupe

    Great to hear. Something bespoke off an existing platform will save money and but still offer an excellent starting point for Abarth.

    My only concern is that Fiat seems to be spending more time focusing on Abarth then they have on Lancia - and to a lesser extent - Maserati. Now that Maserati is out of direct control of Ferrari and back in control of Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A (the former Fiat Auto, before they started to rename segments of the company), they too deserve attention.

    Regardless, I just hope that Fiat proping up Abarth - and seeking to launch a "low cost" brand in Western Europe when the new Topolino and World Car replacements are produced at the old Zastava factory - whill prevent them on fixing Lancia, Maserati, and other brands.
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    Re: Abarth to launch 500 based coupe

    My only concern is that Fiat seems to be spending more time focusing on Abarth then they have on Lancia
    Cheap and quick returns. For some reason GM fails to see same with Pontiac.

    PS. CGI images show a slightly disguised Dodge Slingshot concept (itself a slightly disguised rear-engined Smart Roadster).
    Last edited by Bravada; 01-07-2009 at 04:19 PM.

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    Re: Abarth to launch 500 based coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by Bravada View Post
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    PS. CGI images show a slightly disguised Dodge Slingshot concept (itself a slightly disguised rear-engined Smart Roadster).
    Oh GOOD!
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    now when I hear Abarth, I'll think REFLEX!!
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