Other niggles include a top-speed governor that cuts in around 90 mph when the top is lowered (top up, it’s good for 131), a blustery cabin top-down, a slightly cheap-feeling (but stylish) interior, a small trunk, and a driving position that continues to frustrate longer-legged North American drivers. (As in other 500s—and old Ferraris!—the pedals are too close, and the nontelescoping steering wheel is a reach for most drivers.) Our Abarth’s $31,100 as-tested price is kind of expensive and is similar to that of a larger Volkswagen Beetle Turbo we recently sampled. A number of bigger sporty droptops are available for that sum, including a V-6 Ford Mustang, Mini Cooper S, and Mazda MX-5 Miata.
The second theory is similar and is known as "evolutionary neuroandrogenic (ENA) theory of male aggression".   Testosterone and other androgens have evolved to masculinize a brain in order to be competitive even to the point of risking harm to the person and others. By doing so, individuals with masculinized brains as a result of pre-natal and adult life testosterone and androgens enhance their resource acquiring abilities in order to survive, attract and copulate with mates as much as possible.  The masculinization of the brain is not just mediated by testosterone levels at the adult stage, but also testosterone exposure in the womb as a fetus. Higher pre-natal testosterone indicated by a low digit ratio as well as adult testosterone levels increased risk of fouls or aggression among male players in a soccer game.  Studies have also found higher pre-natal testosterone or lower digit ratio to be correlated with higher aggression in males.     
Paired with the standard five-speed manual gearbox, the Abarth’s MultiAir engine produces 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, while Abarths equipped with the paddle-shifted six-speed automatic sacrifice a few ponies but add more torque, producing 157 horses and 183 lb-ft. Monumental turbo lag throws a wet blanket over both powertrains, however, although the automatic suffers slightly less than the manual. With zero-to-60-mph times hovering around seven seconds, the Abarth isn’t as quick as its racy styling suggests. And despite the quicker and more tactile steering, stronger brakes, bolstered sport seats, and blatty exhaust note, the 500 Abarth finished in last place in 2012 and 2014 comparison tests .