First Drive: Fiat 500 Abarth

Tom Webster

After getting the urge to open our normally underused wallets following a weekend in Renault's Twingo Gordini, we thought it only fair that we spend a little time with its closest rival – the Fiat 500 Abarth.

At £14,155, the Abarth is nearly a grand cheaper than the Renaultsport Twingo with the fancy paintjob (£15,010), but more expensive than the entry-level version with the Cup chassis.