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Abarth 695 Biposto Record unveiled

The Abarth 695 Biposto Record limited edition model has been unveiled in the UK. Each Biposto Record is painted an eye catching shade of yellow dubbed "Modena Yellow", and fitted with grey trim pieces, enamelled badging, a special startup animation in the instrument panel, a cargo net, unique numbered plates, and an aluminium bonnet...

Abarth 695 Biposto launches in Australia

The brutal little Abarth 695 Biposto has touched down in Australia, becoming the first production car in the country that can be equipped with a race-spec dog-ring gearbox. Billed as “the world’s smallest supercar”, the 695 Biposto is effectively a road-going version of the Asseto Corse racecar, and is the fastest street-legal Abarth ever produced...

FCA chief Marchionne revives GM merger talks: "Mediocrity", hugs and the vitality of Jeep

Never one to mince words, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne has again spoken of the need for his company’s board to consider a merger with General Motors - by something approximating “force” if necessary...

Abarth to build "extreme" version of Fiat 124 Spider

Abarth will build a hardcore version of the upcoming Fiat 124 Spider to give the Italian half of the partnership a distinct performance advantage over Japanese sister car, the Mazda MX-5. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief operating officer Alfredo Altavilla told Auto Express there would be two versions of the new roadster: the “comfortable” Fiat 124 Spider and the “extreme” Abarth model...

Fiat Chrysler Australia prices rise as Australian dollar continues dive

The Australian dollar’s continued downward spiral relative to the greenback has forced Fiat Chrysler Australia to raise the price of six models in its stable, delivering increases of up to 4.9 per cent. The price rises, officially introduced in March, affect the Abarth 595, Alfa Romeo MiTo, Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont, and Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee line-ups, with increases ranging from $500 to $2000...

2015 Abarth 695 Biposto pricing and specifications

The road-going version of the Asseto Corse race car, which conquered Bathurst last year, is now available to purchase in Australia. The Abarth 695 Biposto will go on sale from an eye-watering $65,000 plus on-road costs. This hardcore race car for the road will be available on a pre-order basis from Fiat dealers immediately...

Fiat Abarth 695 biposto: Australian orders open for $65,000 street-legal Italian racer

The order books for the hardcore Fiat Abarth 695 biposto have opened ahead of the Australian debut of the Italian marque's fastest-ever model. Starting at $65,000, the two-seat 997-kilogram Fiat Abarth 695 biposto – first unveiled at the 2014 Geneva motor show back in March – is effectively a road-going version of the 151kW/300Nm Abarth 695 Assetto Corse race car that finished 18th overall at this year’s Bathurst 12 Hour...

2015 Fiat Abarth 595: Pricing and specifications

Fiat may have upped the price of its 500 city car, but the racy 2015 Fiat Abarth 595 spinoffs are now cheaper than ever, with a starting price of $33,500 plus on-road costs.  Now called the 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione, the new hot-shoe Italians replace the Esseesse models that were priced from $34,990 plus on-roads, meaning the new price of entry is $1490 cheaper than before...

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth : New automatic gearbox improves torque, still no-go for Australia

The updated 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth with its new six-speed automatic transmission will get improved drivability, but Australian drivers won't reap the benefits. The updated Fiat 500 Abarth's 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine sees torque jump from 220Nm to 250Nm, matching the recently revealed Fiat 595 Abarth 50th Anniversary model's pulling power output...

Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary confirmed for Australia, priced at $45,000

The Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary edition has been uncovered, with the brand claiming it's the fastest and most powerful 595 model ever - and it's coming to Australia in limited numbers. Just 50 examples of the new Fiat 595 Abarth model will be sold here, with an asking price of $45,000 - or $10,010 more than the standard version...

Fiat Abarth 695 biposto : fastest-ever street-legal Abarth revealed

The Fiat Abarth 695 biposto has been unveiled at the 2014 Geneva motor show, debuting the marque's fastest-ever model and marking 50 years since the first Abarth 695 premiered at the same event in 1964. Powered by a 141kW/250Nm turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder and weighing 997kg, the Abarth 695 biposto claims a 5...