Worth The Wait

2012 Fiat 500 6

Since 1983, Fiat ceased to exist in the minds of North American automotive consumers…

You've read this sentence many times before. Though that is not entirely true, as the X1/9 and Spider 2000 were sold under their respective design house brands, Bertone and Pininfarina, well into the 1980s. In the end, Fiat no longer mattered as they faced the rise of Asian products promising a different kind of sporty automobile. By the mid-1990s, with Volkswagen left as Europe's only mainstream brand on this continent, the consumer base yearned for another chance at some serious choices against the Japanese and Koreans. That is, until now.

Chicago 2011: Shining (Penta)Star

Tweet 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8. All photos by Randy Stern If you have read this site over the years, one particular automaker shows up…