Speculations: Abarth Roadster set to Hit the Streets?

This sexy little roadster would be well suited to fit on the roads of Europe and could fill a gap left in the market after the monumental failure of the Smart roadster.

This sexy little roadster would be well suited to fit on the roads of Europe and could fill a gap left in the market after the monumental failure of the Smart roadster. We aren't holding out much hope at the moment, but this little rendering helps stimulate our imagination.

We would expect to see a low displacement engine hiding under the hood, a good contender to occupy this space would be the 1.4-liter engine from the 500 Abarth, possibly slightly detuned from the 135bhp it currently possesses. A Lightweight body construction and Abarth sports components will add to the driving dynamics of the vehicle.

Target price for the Roadster would be in the region of £12,000 and should Abarth press ahead with its development we could expect to see it arrive on the market around 2013.

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