American Fiat 500 Abarth is coming at LA Auto Show image

The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth arrives in America at the LA Auto Show in November. A new 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine will power it.

Additional new information regarding the U.S. version of the 500 Abarth is scant.

The automaker did not announced yet how much power the engine will generate in the American 500 Abarth, but we know that the European regular edition comes with 133 hp in basic tune or 170 in the Esseesse version—say “SS,”and it stands for “supersport.”

In addition, you can also expect a price hike over the $15,500 asking price of the regular 2012 Fiat 500.

Abarth was founded by the late Karl Abarth. He was a famed tuner of small Fiats and Simcas in Italy during the 60s.

In July 1958 seven Fiat 500s, including at least one 500 Sport and several Abarth-tuned 500s, contested the first and only Liège-Brescia-Liège Rally for cars up to 500cc.