There’s enough misery and suffering in this world. We watch it night after night on the news, and go to bed wondering where we can find some joy to take away the pain.
For those who own a Fiat 500 Abarth, the pain disappears the minute they get behind the wheel to go to work in the morning. It’s impossible not to laugh as you pilot this pint-size people mover through traffic, pretending you’re Mario Andretti around every curve. We’ve had a chance to drive an Abarth on an autocross course at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Michigan, and use that memory as our happy place when at the dentist or suffering through some other misery.
Now you can have a chance to experience your own Abarth euphoria. Fiat has announced the 2014 Fiat Abarth Track Experience for 500 Abarth owners who want to see and understand what their vehicle is capable of on a performance track. The experience, www.abarthexperience.com, is scheduled for tracks in California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, and Illinois, and will consist of four driving modules: autocross, head-to-head challenge, driving dynamics and a performance drive. Plus, owners will get to ride in the right seat as a pro driver takes you around the track at 10/10ths so you can understand just how slowly you really drive, and what the amazing little Abarth is capable of doing. The best part is if you own the car (or even lease it), the experience is free. For those who want to drive but don’t own an Abarth, expect to shell out $500, and sit on a waiting list, as this event is so popular.
So our next question is, why are you still here? Get to the Fiat dealership and buy an Abarth; you’re life will be filled with joy and happiness.