The much awaited Abarth 500 is already gaining peak industry honors and it's not yet even on sale in the UK. The Best Hot Hatch award from Top Gear magazine was recently bestowed on the 135 bhp turbocharged supermini. The Abarth is scheduled to be available in the UK outlet network in February.The powerful Fiat 500 variant has already caused great exhilaration among British buyers while 200 units of the vehicle which were reserved for internet sale only have all been allocated several months way ahead of schedule. Furthermore, Abarth UK showrooms have been flooded with queries and reservations for the vehicles. "Frisky and fun" and an "irresistible piece of Italian tailoring," are two of the descriptive evaluations by Top Gear. Retro styling, sports looks, turbo-boost acceleration, grip and handling are among the Abarth 500's qualities commended by the judges of the publication.