FIAT Brand and Hoonigan Team Up for Next Great Racer Search

July 24, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Hoonigans wanted!
FIAT Brand North America and Hoonigan, a motorsport-lifestyle brand, are teaming adult for a second true year to find a subsequent Hoonigan good driver.
Beginning this week, drivers who feel their skills are estimable might contention their video entries around, illustrating because they should be comparison to be a partial of a plea series.
“Building on final year’s success, FIAT will once again group adult with Hoonigan in hunt of a subsequent good driver,” pronounced Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The Abarth name is synonymous with a clever racing birthright and finalists will have a singular eventuality to showcase their skills in a Italian-designed, fun-to-drive Fiat 500 and 124 Spider Abarth models.”
From all submissions, 10 contestants will be comparison to conflict for a possibility to join a Hoonigan team. In response to a extensive and ardent unrestrained perceived from final year’s hunt for a subsequent good womanlike racer, this year’s foe is stretched to embody both womanlike and masculine contestants.
Top finalists will be comparison and divided by any of a luminary drivers and Team Captains, including Rhys Millen, who has won large racing championships, as good as Hill Climb records, and wins in mixed disciplines, including off road, drifting, convene and convene cross.
Over 5 episodes, a teams will be put by a series of hurdles in a Fiat 500 Abarth, Fiat 124 Spider Abarth and Fiat 124 Abarth Rally Car models, contrast their ability behind a wheel, group work, array duty, attempt pushing and time-attack trials, to name a few. 
This year’s grand esteem leader will accept a tradition Fiat 124 Spider Abarth track-ready automobile (custom mutated by a Hoonigan team). Viewers will be means to watch a automobile build in a entirety around Hoonigan’s You Tube channel on their uncover Garage Garage.
Last year, motorist Sara Price from Canyon Lake, California, was comparison a leader from some-more than 150 all-female entries as a subsequent good womanlike racer. She went on to contest with a Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Rally factory-built racecar in a Mt. Washington Hillclimb, a nation’s oldest hillclimb event.
Stay tuned to Hoonigan and FIAT social and digital channels to watch as a foe unfolds and find out that competitor will eventually paint FIAT and be a subsequent Hoonigan good driver.
Fiat 500 Abarth
The Fiat 500 Abarth offers mythological Italian and track-capable opening for adult to 4 passengers. The automobile includes a track-tested, turbocharged and twin-intercooled 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, that provides 160 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque when corresponding to a proven five-speed primer delivery and 157 horsepower and 183 lb.-ft. of torque corresponding with a six-speed involuntary transmission.
Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
The Fiat 124 Spider revives a storied nameplate, bringing a classical Italian styling and opening to a new generation. Paying loyalty to a strange 124 Spider a half-century after a introduction, a Fiat 124 Spider delivers a ultimate Italian roadster knowledge with pushing excitement, record and reserve total with iconic design. Applying a Abarth formula, a Fiat 124 Spider Abarth is designed and built for thrills and performance. Key facilities embody rear-wheel drive, a worldly cessation and a four-cylinder turbocharged MultiAir 1.4-liter engine providing 164 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, and is accessible with a six-speed primer or six-speed involuntary gearbox with paddle shifters.
Abarth Driving Experience for new owners
Since not everybody can turn a subsequent Hoonigan good driver, new Abarth owners can get a subsequent best thing. Included with a squeeze of each 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth and 124 Spider Abarth is a eventuality for new owners to attend a segment-exclusive pushing knowledge during no additional charge. The Abarth Driving Experience is an whole day of full-throttle training, guided by veteran instructors from a Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, charity owners and fans of a “small though wicked” Abarth models an eventuality to rise their racing and pushing skills. For some-more information, including accessibility to a ubiquitous public, and to register or to determine either a sole automobile qualifies, greatfully revisit

About Hoonigan Media Machine
Hoonigan Media Machine is focused on calm origination and is entirely versed to hoop prolongation on a far-reaching operation of video projects in a automotive community. Led by Hoonigan Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder Brian Scotto, a prolongation group ideate and furnish rarely sharable, award-winning calm from photos to brief viral clips to long-form video for both tip athletes and personalities and successful brands. For some-more information on Hoonigan Media Machine, greatfully visit and remember to Hoon Responsibly.
What does Hoonigan mean?

  1. It’s a portmanteau (Look it up, yo!): a multiple of “hooligan” and “hoon,” a Australian tenure for screwing about in cars. 
  2. A chairman who operates a engine automobile in an assertive and unusual manner, consisting of, though not singular to, drifting, burnouts, donuts, as good as acts of automotive aeronautics. One who Hoons. 

About FIAT Brand
The FIAT code stands for find by ardent self-expression. That truth is embodied by a iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a tiny automobile that lives big. Italian during heart and secure in a abounding heritage, a 500 is sole in some-more than 100 countries and is synonymous with modern, elementary pattern consistent form, function, record and a honour of tenure that is genuine.
In North America, a Fiat 500 was introduced in Mar 2011 and was shortly followed by a Fiat 500c (Cabrio), a high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio, a entirely electric Fiat 500e, the five-passenger Fiat 500L and a all-wheel-drive 500X crossover. The FIAT code continues to enhance with a introduction of a Fiat 124 Spider, a reconstruction of a iconic roadster that combines Italian style, opening and enchanting pushing dynamics. 

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