The 500 Turbo has exaggerated nose styling to house the 1.4-litre engine
Colours offered include silver, white, grey, black, copper, red and two-tone green and blue
The 500 Turbo is priced at $19,500 (£14,425)
The 500 Turbo is the most powerful of the standard 500s offered in America. Europe's Essesse model is badged simply as Abarth
A Beats audio system is offered for the first time in a Fiat
A rear diffuser and extended side skirts are fitted as standard
The 500 Turbo has the same styling as the European 500 Abarth, but carries the Fiat badge, rather than the iconic scorpion logo.
The 500 Abarth sold in North American markets is the same specification as the Europe’s 157bhp Essesse model, and the 500 Turbo will sit below it as the most powerful Fiat offered. The standard, Mexican-built 500 features a raft of changes from European models, including a new rear axle, a larger fuel tank and retuned suspension.
A new audio system, developed by Beats by Dr Dre, is featured in the 500 Turbo. The system incorporates six speakers, an eight-inch boot mounted subwoofer and a eight channel 368-watt amplifer.