Our long-run Fiat 500X Car has been a trustworthy sidekick for road journeys, errands, and all the other tasks you usually throw at a baby crossover. However our exhaustive testing doesn’t stop there. On a recent trip to GingerMan Raceway (where we tracked the BMW M2, Ford Focus RS, and our long Mazda Miata) the small green fiat came along on camera-lugging duty. And then we were given in and took it for a warm lap.
Though this could appear crazy on the surface. The mode switch on the Fiat 500X‘s center console contains a little graphic of the crossover next to a waving checkered flag to signify Sport mode.
Fiat 500X – Features
We switched it to trace attack, did a brake-torqued launch, and went looking for apexes. As you will see in the video below, the baby fiat was actually kind of entertaining on the track. Its torquey 2.4-liter engine engine is fun enough to work, and the nine-speed auto shifted relatively quickly.
We sort of forgot the last rule of hot-lap club. Wait for the end to seek out what I mean. So no, we did not set any lap records. Except we most likely set the record for a Fiat 500X Model.