The new FIAT 500 keeps alive the Scorpion spirit of Karl Abarth. Born in Austria in 1908, Abarth injected his fiery winning philosophy into every car he touched. His customized modifications forever changed automobile performance after FIAT introduced the 500 in 1959. He turned the youthful, sporty car into the “small but wicked” champion — of the race track and for the people. Today, the FIAT 500 Abarth runs on Karl’s legacy and passion. The legend lives on.