Kristen Lee

Kristen Lee is the Web Writer for RoadandTrack.com. She fits into any car without issue.

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<p>The cutesy Fiat 500 that landed in the U.S. back in 2011 looked like a lot of fun, but wasn't exactly the rewarding drive enthusiasts were hoping for. A year later that was fixed with the 500 Abarth, the high-performance model that brings 60 more horsepower and 72 more lb.-ft. of torque. The bad-boy 500 is relatively tame when you want it to be, but flatfoot the throttle and it sounds like a squadron of light aircraft is chasing you down. For maximum fun, you can channel that muscle through a heavy-duty five-speed manual (a six-speed auto is optional).</p><p>The feathery Fiat (it weighs just 2512 lbs.) is simply a blast to fling around a racetrack. Not bad for around $23,000.</p><p>Base Price: $22,495<br></p>
Here Are 12 Perfect Cars for City Driving

A city car doesn't have to be a dull piece of metal that sucks the life out of you.

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Ten of the Fastest Production Cars to Ever Lap the Nürburgring

All with video to back them up, these are some of the quickest production cars to ever lap Germany's most famous, difficult track.

Eight New Cars That You Didn't Know You Could Get with a Manual
If you want to buy a new car with a manual gearbox these days, your options are pretty limited. But if you do some looking, you can sti…
This Is the 770-Horsepower Lamborghini Centenario

Joining the Veneno and the Sesto Elemento in sheer Lambo craziness.

This Tuned BMW M235i Is the 570-HP 2-Series You've Been Dreaming Of

With the heart of an M4 and a manual gearbox, it's a shame this is only a concept.

Ten New Cars with Absurdly High-Powered V8s
A V8 is basically the perfect engine. . . unless you want truly great fuel economy. But who cares about that? They're great at making p…
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This One-Fifth Scale Jaguar XK-120 Is Too Awesome for Kids
With a gasoline engine, a three-speed transmission, and a top speed of nearly 40 mph, this is about as far from Power Wheels as you can…
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These 12 Cars Were Ahead of Their Time
We live in a golden age of cars. Many, even the most inexpensive cars, have features that we admittedly take for granted. Before today'…
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<p>After all these years, it's time to say goodbye to the ultimate road yachts,<a href="http://quizcards.info/car-culture/news/a28269/no-more-rolls-royce-phantom-dropheads-or-coupes/">the Phantom Drophead and Phantom Coupe</a>. The final special edition will be called the Zenith, and it will phase out the body style for the Phantom range.</p>
Rolls-Royce Is Killing the Phantom Drophead and Coupe Models

All Rolls-Royce models will have the new aluminum underpinnings by 2018, except the Phantom Dropheads and Coupes. Sad.

The Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase Has Unbelievable Rear Seats

It's nearly a foot longer and all that space goes to the rear passenger. 

Report: Pagani Is Working on a Manual Gearbox

There are currently no manual Huayras, but that could change. Don't expect there to be a lot of them, though.

This 1650-hp Dodge Charger Just Upped the Ante on the Ringbrothers Recoil

Built by SpeedKore, this Pro Touring Charger hosts an astounding attention to detail.

13 Great Cars That Nobody Bought in 2015

Just because an automaker builds a great car, it doesn't automatically mean people will buy it. And that's unfortunate.

Volvo Wants to Eliminate Car Keys Entirely by 2017

New technology recognizes the smartphone in your pocket, meaning you'll never have to carry a key fob again.

Watch a Nissan GT-R Tow a Crazy Snowboarder Around Spa-Francorchamps

This has to be some kind of a snowboarder lap record.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Bison Edition Is Neither Black Nor Bison

But this Wald International body kit is awesome just the same.

Lexus LC 500h: A Rear-Drive, 354-HP Hybrid That Won't Drive Like One

Lexus made some unconventional choices to make sure this hybrid performance coupe doesn't feel like a Prius.

This Patent May Have Revealed the $2.5 Million Lamborghini Centenario

Could this be our first look at the limited-edition hypercar meant to celebrate Lamborghini's 50th anniversary?

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Koenigsegg Agera Production Is Ending With One Last Special Edition

The Swedish supercar maker ends the Agera era with one last model that's sure to be ridiculous.

Nine Cars That Make More Torque Than Horsepower

While horsepower tends to get all the love, torque is the real power number you want to know. 

The V90 Is Volvo's First Full Sized Wagon in Ages

Leaked ahead of its Geneva debut, these photos give us a glimpse of the newest full-sized Volvo wagon.

Here Are the New Top Gear Hosts

The three-host format is no more.

Watch This McLaren 650S GT3 Obliterate the Track Record at Bathurst

Ride along as 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour race winner Shane Van Gisbergen laps the 3.8 mile Mount Panorama Circuit in just 2:01.286.