Instead of a convention center at an international auto show, Fiat chose Concorso Italiano, a huge Italian car show in gorgeous Monterey, California during the week of the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance to take the wraps off of the newest member of the 500 family, the Fiat 500 Turbo. The 500 Turbo essentially bridges the gap between the 500 Sport and the more intense 500 Abarth.
The heart of the 500 Turbo is in the engine bay, of course, where you will find a 1.4L turbocharged, intercooled four cylinder rated at 135hp, paired to a five-speed manual. Despite the extra oomph, Fiat predicts 34MPG on the highway. Visually, the 500 Turbo makes itself known with a unique front fascia, side skirts, blacked out headlight and parking light bezels, spoiler and rear diffuser. A sport tuned exhaust and beefed up suspension round out the package. The 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo goes on sale this Fall with a starting price of $19,500USD.