Video: Jay Leno drives the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

It’s from Italy, it’s a tiny subcompact and it makes 160-hp – the Fiat 500 Abarth has to be an outstanding piece of machinery right?

Jay Leno recently had the pleasure of driving one and ended up pulling some sleek tire burning fun.

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Check out the video after the jump.

Refresher: Power for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth comes from 1.4 liter MultiAir Turbo engine making 160-hp with a maximum torque of 170 lb-ft. The 500 Abarth also features Abarth-tuned suspension, brake systems and dual exhaust, turbo-boost gauge with integrated LED shift light and 16-inch aluminum wheels. Prices start at $22,000.

– By: Omar Rana