ABARTH 500C ESSESSE
Vehicle type: Sports car. Timing: January
The Scorpion brand’s first convertible went on sale in November and most of the initial batch will hit Australian roads in January. Priced from $38,990, the 500C Esseesse is $4000 more than the hard-top Abarth 500 Esseesse and $10,000 more than the standard Fiat 500C. All that cash gets you a 118kW/230Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and the five-speed semi-automatic transmission from the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari. The 500C Esseesse is capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds and uses just 6.5 litres of fuel per 100km on the combined cycle.