The hotly anticipated Abarth 124 Spider has been revealed at this week’s Geneva motor show, alongside the Abarth 124 Rally prototype.
Abarth’s take on the Fiat 124 Spider features a revised version of that car’s 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. In the Abarth, the 1.4-litre motor generates 127kW of power and 250Nm of torque.
Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a standard limited-slip differential, and either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. The Abarth 124 Spider has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 230km/h. Meanwhile, the North American Fiat 124 Spider isn’t far off the Abarth’s numbers, with 119kW and 250Nm at its beck and call.
Other changes to the Abarth 124 Spider include new 17-inch alloy wheels, a blacked bonnet and boot lid, more aggressive front and rear bumpers, four exhaust tips, and a Record Monza exhaust system tuned for a “beautiful growling sound”.
The interior has been decked out faux suede highlights, aluminium pedals, and comes with red and black leather seats.
Published: Thursday, March 3, 2016