Offer also extends to 500 Abarth customers.

Newsflash: purchasing a sports car doesn’t instantly transform you into a pro driver. Fortunately, Fiat is giving buyers of the 124 Spider Abarth and 500 Abarth the chance to improve their driving talents – for free.

Any customer who buys or leases either of the Abarth cars is entitled to a free day of driving instruction at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance driving in Phoenix, Arizona. The program includes hands-on time with instructors, who take attendees through skidpad, slalom, autocross, and high-speed track exercises in the Abarth cars. Abarth fans can also pay extra to stay another day for the “Abarth Rally,” a 220-mile trip through “scenic Arizona highways” near the track.

Customers have one year from the purchase of lease of their Abarth to take advantage of the program, and can sign up at

The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth builds on the standard version of the new roadster with a new suspension, a limited-slip differential, optional Brembo brakes, and a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with 164 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Pricing starts at $29,190

The Fiat 500 Abarth, meanwhile, continues to be offered as both a hatchback and a convertible, with 157-160 hp and 170-183 lb-ft, depending on transmission choice, available from its 1.4-liter turbo. It costs $23,570 as a hatchback or $27,690 as the 500c convertible.

The Bondurant school also hosts classes at the helm of Dodge SRT products, including the Viper.

Source: Fiat

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