When it appeared the Fiat 124 Spider in the living Room of a Los Angeles 2015 many fans wondered the same thing: will there be a version Abarth? The roadster Italian, which shares a platform with the Mazda MX-5, calling out for a sport variant that was soon made official. The Abarth 124 Spider came as a more sporty and passionate, keeping intact that same spirit that was the first Abarth 124 built in 1972.
The car is manufactured in Japan, but is complete in the Officina Abarth in Mirafiori (Turin), where it is added to the characteristic details of the car. The engineers of the signature of the scorpion have put all the meat on the grill and they bring us a vehicle very different the Fiat 124 Spider. In paragraph aesthetic is easy to tell apart thanks to its hood and trunk lid in matte black color. Although is not there the thing.
The contrast in his body bicolor will come accented by some details in color red, this rear-view mirrors or brake calipers. wheels, 17-inch Corsa are specific to the Abarth 124 Spider. We wanted to make a nod to the past in the front, which features a hexagonal grille honeycomb and three lower air intakes, as well as the classic 124. Behind it is impossible not to be set in the rear diffuser which houses four outputs of the exhaust.
In your car spread that sporty feel that you already saw on the outside. It is inspired by competition vehicles, and receives a upholstery Alcantara, that will give more presence to the Abarth 124 Spider. Their sports seats are clad in red leather and black and offer a fixing noticeable side. The details in red are extended by instrumentation, and even in the seams of your sport steering wheel. There will be a board numbered in the first 2,500 units that come on the market.
Although without a doubt the most interesting changes that features the Abarth 124 Spider are those that are not visible to the naked eye. Under the hood remains the engine 1.4 MultiAir Turbo, with a distribution variable is unique in the world. Increases its power until the 170 HP and 250 Nm of torque, which means 30 HP more than the Fiat 124 Spider. This mechanism may be associated both to the manual gearbox as the six-speed automatic, called Sequenziale Sportivo and equipped with cams on the steering wheel.
One of your keys will be a reduced weight of only 1.060 kg This will make you have a relationship power-to-weight of 6.2 kilos per horse, the best in its category. In addition, thanks to the displacement of the cabin towards the rear, it gets a weight distribution perfect 50/50. We are not surprised that it is a vehicle really prestacional, making the 0 to 100 km/h in 6,8 seconds and reaching a maximum speed of 232 km/h.
The list of improvements compared to the Fiat 124 Spider doesn’t end there. We will have a series of elements which will put the Abarth 124 Spider in a top step. In the section dynamic is important to highlight the limited-slip differential mechanical D. M. S. that will improve your behavior. It also features a Brembo braking system with clamps rigid with four pistons, or a suspension Blinstein with thicker stabilizer bars. The icing on the cake puts his exhaust Record Monza, which has a deep-sounding and exciting, characteristic of the Abarth “rally”.
After having made such reference to the competition it is impossible not to say that this vehicle has also resulted in the Abarth 124 Rally. The team Abarth Racing made it a point to return to compete 40 years after. The mark of the scorpion doesn’t stop to surprise with their passion and sports from the past month of September, the Abarth 124 Spider is already available in Europe. In Spain can be yours for 295 euros per month, or what is the same, a price of game of 38.024,35 euros.