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RSS Video: Jay Leno burns rubber in a Fiat 500 Abarth

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As you can see from the screen grab above, some people get to have all the fun. Jay Leno, who owns more cars than you will ever drive in your lifetime, was graced with the presence of a Fiat 500 Abarth at his garage.

Now, this was not the first time that Fiat has stopped off with the potent Italian runabout. Fiat dropped in on Leno with an Abarth back in December of last year, but this time he was able to take it out on the road and put the performance-minded 500 through its paces. And that he did.

Leno owns the very second 500 to be sold in America, and raised the question: Is the Abarth good enough for an upgrade? We certainly think so, but Jay took to the Los Angeles streets to find out. Along the way, he mused about how the Abarth would stack up against the Ferrari Dino and the future of the performance automobile. To find out what Jay thought of the Fiat 500 Abarth check out the video below.

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Sometimes I wonder if Jay Leno really knows as much about cars as people think. He said 2 things in that video that upset me, they aren't big, just little things that I caught and I would have thought he wouldn't have messed up.

1. He said that the rotors were painted red on the Abarth. They are not, the Calipers are.

2. He was talking about the heavy cars going fast vs light cars going fast and he said ZL1 Corvette. We all know it's a ZR1 Corvette or ZL1 Camaro.

Again, not huge but, slightly odd to me.

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Jay Leno is retard with an extreme underbite. He's a poser, and only likes cars because they are shiny. He has a whole staff of mechanics, the only thing he does is take a stroll through the warehouse once in a while.

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How fast are those ugly buggers?

from the site they got 160hp and 170tq

saw one in person the other day when i got gas. think it was just a regualer 500.. still ugly as FORD.

for 22k which is what the abarth goes for you might be able to get something a little less ugly

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Lol I'd never buy one I just wanna know for when I come up on one :P

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