Hers some photo's of a new Abarth,, at our Kansas City Auto show. NO stripe. Is the stripe a option. Kind of like it with no stripe. She's a performance sleeper. Make mine the gray color.
I hear you, but a couple of things: I bought the decals on ebay (same as Abarth style but say "500" instead) for $40. So if you change your mind, you can always get a set. Also if they get ratty they are cheap and easy to change.Niiiice! That's just how I ordered mine, except with black leather instead of red. The trouble with the factory stripe is that it breaks into a bunch of individual segments toward the rear wheels, which will make waxing a chore (wax residue all around the edges of the decals). Plus, decals always end up looking nasty over time.
i feel worse for the tire guy whos gonna have to change those someday.Just looking at the profile of those tires makes my kidneys hurt.
from what i remember at the auto show, the stripe has a matte type finish and may or may not smudge if you go over it with a buffer.Niiiice! That's just how I ordered mine, except with black leather instead of red. The trouble with the factory stripe is that it breaks into a bunch of individual segments toward the rear wheels, which will make waxing a chore (wax residue all around the edges of the decals). Plus, decals always end up looking nasty over time.
It is comforting to know if demand does become high that Fiat will ramp up production on the Abarth; http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y0VGknNFKdcView attachment 1965 While at the auto show, the Fiat rep, gave me this Abarth booklet showing all the current options on this model. He told me each dealer is only going to receive 10-12 car each. Large western states more cars. He also said the 500T 130 hp, will be coming out too, if you don't get a Abarth model this year. Bummer!!!!! I notice the Abarth because of the different placement of muffler, has no room for a spare tire. The rep also told me later models of the Abarth with leather, will receive heated front seat. He couldn't give me a date for sure. I ask him, why the rear seats, don't match the front red ones. He told me everyone, at the show has ask him the same question. No good answer. My daughter like the car with stripes. My wife and I like the stripe less car. Gray Abarths are just plain HOT looking, compared to the standard sport model.