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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Win a Fiat 500 Abarth Driving Experience

Fiat 500 Abarth contest

OK, you haven't bought a Fiat 500 Abarth yet, but you still want to experience what all the excitement is about.  Well, here is your chance, because Fiat USA is holding a contest to give its Facebook fans a chance to win a Fiat 500 Abarth Driving Experience.  Winning is easy, just follow the link below and vote for your favorite team.  The team does all the work and you get to enjoy pounding a 500 Abarth on a racetrack nearest you! Sounds like a good deal, but don't waste time, the contest ends soon!

FIAT Brand Kicks Off ‘Drive for the Fans’ Social Media Contest
  • FIAT Facebook fans can enter for a chance to win a Fiat 500 Abarth Driving Experience
  • Winners get a full day of training from professional drivers
  • Contest runs through Thursday, April 26

Auburn Hills, Mich. - To commemorate the first “Fiat 500 Abarth Driving Experience” the FIAT brand has selected five Facebook fans to participate at a special inauguration drive event taking place in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 26.

The five Facebook participants will team up with five automotive bloggers, five lifestyle bloggers and five professional drivers in a series of driving challenges. The teams will compete for a variety of trips and prizes on behalf of other Fiat Facebook fans (contestants) online.

US Fiat 500 Abarth colors

To enter, contestants can visit  and click on the “Drive for the Fans” tab. Fiat Facebook fans will be able to select their favorite team and enter for a chance to win a drive experience for themselves in one of six Fiat Abarth Driving Experience locations across the country. In addition to selecting their favorite team, the “Drive for the Fans” tab also will allow contestants to track the score for each team, learn more about track modules and view on-site video and photo coverage of the track experience.

“Every Fiat 500 Abarth owner will have the opportunity to attend an ‘Abarth Driving Experience’ at six locations across the country throughout the year,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand for North America, Chrysler Group LLC. “We wanted to provide our loyal Facebook fans with a similar opportunity so they can enjoy first-hand the “small but wicked” spirit of our Fiat 500 Abarth while also enhancing their driving skills."

Each team will compete in a four-part driving challenge comprised of:

Driving Dynamics – Slip behind the steering wheel to learn about the racing line, braking points and how to pick up the Abarth’s 160 horsepower
Autocross – A race against the clock using electronic timing (accurate to 1/1,000th of a second) to determine the fastest driver
Head-to-Head – Two vehicles go head-to-head as each driver works to tame the track, master the machine and beat their opponent
Performance – A time-trial competition where the fastest driver wins. Drivers will put the knowledge from Driving Dynamics together with the inspired performance of the Fiat 500 Abarth.


Press Release courtesy of Chrysler Media

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