The Fiat team is hitting the road to showcase the "small but wicked" Fiat 500 Abarth.

The tour will include many cities around the country, including Washington, D.C., Chicago and Miami. The first stops were San Francisco and Los Angeles, where Fiat made sure that local journalists had a chance to drive and experience the new, high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth.

Tim Kuniskis, Head of the Fiat brand in North America and Giacomino Drago, owner and famous Italian chef at il Pastaio, Beverly Hills, California, posing with the Fiat 500 Cabrio by Gucci and Fiat 500 Abarth. 

Once all the driving was done, what better way to finish the day than slowing down for a great Italian meal? Tim Kuniskis, Head of Fiat Brand North America, visited restaurant il Pastaio, located in the heart of Beverly Hills. Much to the delight of owner and famous Italian chef Giacomino Drago, Kuniskis brought two true dinner guests with him, the Fiat 500 Abarth and the Fiat 500 Cabrio by Gucci. It goes without saying that the staff of the Italian restaurant didn’t miss the opportunity and also took the Fiat 500 Abarth for a drive.

Stayed tuned to the Chrysler Group blog for more information about these stops on the Fiat 500 regional tour.

For another look at the Fiat 500 Abarth, check out this video below with Tim Kuniskis.