|Founded in 1899|
|2 cars included|
- "In just over 100 years, Fiat has grown from a small factory in Turin back in 1899, with about 35 workers, to the global atomotive brand it is toady. The original 1936 Fiat 500, the Topolino, was the smallest mass-produced car of its time and boasted a 13-hp engine. In 1955, Fiat debuted the Topolino's successor, the 600, the company's first rear-wheel-drive car. In the same year, Fiat also introduced the Turbina, a one-off prototype that boasted a more impressive 300-hp gas turbine engine. In 1969, Ferrari became a part of the Fiat group, and the two companies teamed up to create a 160-hp V6 that Ferrari used to build its Dino GT and Fiat used to create the Dino Spyder and Coupe. In 1972, Fiat launched the Bertone-designed X1/9, a wedge. shaped, mid-engined, two-seater sports car. In 1993, Fiat introduced the coupe, a two-door vehicle that could comfortably hold four adults. In 1995, the beautiful Barchetta roadster, based on the chassis of the Mark 1 Fiat Punto, made its first appearance.
- In 1909, Italian-Australian Carlo Abarth founded Abarth, a racing car manufacturer, in Turin, Italy. In the 1960s, Abarth cars achieved great success in hillclimbs and sports-car racing. Later, the company added high-performance exhaust pipes and tuning kits for read vehicles, including Fiats. In 1971, Abarth was sold and became the racing department for Fiat. The most famous Abarth car was the Autobianchi A112 Abarth, which proved very popular on the rally racing circuits. Abarth also prepared the Fiat Group's rally cars, including the Fiat 124 Abarth and the 131 TC. In 2007, Fiat relaunched the brand with the Grande Punto Abarth and the Grande Punto Abarth S2000. Also in 2007, the company introduced a new cersion of the Fiat 500 - the Fiat Nuova 500. The Abarth 500 SS is the performance model of the fiat 500."