Powerful Efficiency: 20 Sporty Turbos

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2017 Fiat 500 Abarth
Starting MSRP: $19,995
Abarth Fiats, recognizable by their scorpion badges and racing stripes, are named after Karl Abarth. Born in 1908, Abarth was a racer / engineer who built Fiat-based performance cars in the 1950s. With such a legacy it’s not surprising to see this factory-tuned version of the Fiat 500 use the classic powerful engine / small chassis performance formula. The Fiat 500 Abarth weighs in at 2,513 pounds; on the power side of the equation its 160-horse 1.4-liter turbo four cylinder is a 59-pony increase over the base Fiat 500. The Abarth is rated at 28 mpg city / 34 mpg highway, while the base trim returns 31 / 38 — close enough to roll with Karl.

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