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Fiat 500 Abarth Targa Newfoundland - Web Exclusive

The Scorpion Takes down a Snake.

Ezekiel Wheeler
Sep 18, 2012
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The Fiat 500 Abarth has only been on North American roads for less than a year. But that didn’t stop the little scorpion from putting a major targa race under its belt – Targa Newfoundland to be exact.

Piloted by “The Crazy Swede” Samuel Hubinette and co-driver Jen Horsey, the two took their mostly stock Abarth to second place overall in the Targa Open class ¬– beating out a Ford Shelby GT500.

The duo also took home two other awards during the weekend. One, the Next Generation Challenge, as it recognizes 2009 model year or newer vehicles that are equipped with up to a 1.6-liter engine. The other was the 2012 President's Manufacturers Cup.

"Congratulations to Samuel, Jen and the team for a podium finish in one of the world's most challenging and intense road rallies," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand for North America, Chrysler Group LLC.

This tiny turbocharged Fiat is certainly giving North American drivers something new to consider when it comes to corner carving fun. Honestly we wish we could get our hands on one to realize the cars true potential.

By Ezekiel Wheeler
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