With the frost on the pumpkin and the dead getting ready to rise for an evening of trick-or-treating, it must be time for the annual SEMA convention, in Las Vegas.
And this year, Chrysler is hoping to scare the competition – and win some fans – with an assortment of concepts and production models that run the gamut of the maker’s updated line-up. That covers everything from the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Inaugural Edition to Mopar’s take on what a high-performance Fiat 500 might look like.
The idea of a bulked-up Cinquecento might seem surprising to Americans, though Fiat’s affiliate, Abarth, has long shown what you can do with the little 4-seater. And now, Mopar is taking a crack at it. The Fiat 500 going on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center will feature flared fenders, a front air dam, a lower sill, modified rear exhaust and 18-inch Alcoa alloy wheels.