Automakers love making edgy-looking “factory custom” versions of their cars, and Fiat is no different. After its North American International Auto Show debut in January, Fiat has announced that its 500 Cattiva will be going into production by the end of this year.
Available in Fiat 500 Sport and 500 Turbo spec, the 500 Cattiva looks to bring some street cred to non-Abarth 500s. Italian for “naughty yet cool”, the 500 Cattiva gets blacked-out lights front and rear, unique wheels, and a Gloss Nero roof that contrasts the 500 Cattiva’s Rosso, Rame, Nero Puro, Argento, Granito Lucente, Bianco, or Luce Blue paint. (For the non-Italians out there, that’s red, copper, black, silver, gray, white, and blue).
The 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva also gets a few unique interior updates, including contrasting black and gray cloth sport seats (black leather is an option), silver accents, and a unique matte black instrument panel. Power under the hood is unchanged, with the 500 Sport Cattiva’s 1.4-liter I-4 making 101 hp and 98 lb-ft of torque, and the 500 Turbo Cattiva’s 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 producing 135 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. The 500 Sport Cattiva comes with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic, while the 500 Turbo Cattiva gets a six-speed manual.
The 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva debuts later this week in Monterey at Concorso Italiano and goes on sale late this year for $850 more than regular 500s. The 500 Sport Cattiva starts at $19,150, while the 500 Turbo Cattiva comes in at $21,150. Both prices include an $800 destination charge.