Fiat working on Abarth version of Fiat 500C convertible

UK publication AutoCar is reporting that Fiat is working on a Abarth version of the new 500C convertible. Sources say that unlike most convertibles that suffer from a loss stiffness in the bodyshell, the Abarth 500C will have the same roll-back canvas roof, which retains the roof rails and pillars. As a result, the car will keep its rigidity and will avoid weight gain.

Planning to go head-to-head with the Mini Cooper Cabrio, power will come a 1.4 T-Jet making 133-hp and an Esseesse model with 157-hp.

The Abarth 500C will arrive sometime in early 2010.

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– By: The Daily Auto Editor

Source: AutoCar