Sporting aggressive styling shows that Abarth engineers have no time for games as the Abarth 124 Spider made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Powering the roadster is a 1.4-liter four-cylinder MultiAir Turbo engine packing 126kW and 250Nm of torque, a minor increase compared to the standard Fiat’s 120kW while torque remains the same. It might not be the performance increase that some were hoping for, but it does help shave its zero-to-100km/h sprint to 6.8 seconds.
It does, however, sound meaner, thanks to the standard Record Monza exhaust system, generating what the Italian automaker calls a “beautiful growling sound.” The model will be available with a six-speed manual transmission or the automatic Sequenziale Sportivo gearbox that has been tuned to exploit all the engine torque and “convey genuine racing sensations,” whatever that may mean.
Developed with input from the Abarth Racing Team, the Abarth 124 Spider comes with a sports mechanical limited-slip differential as standard and weighs just 2,337 pounds. It gets a stylish matte black treatment on the hood and trunk lid while the interior has been outfitted with the Racing Alcantara Kit with a dark finish. Each vehicle will be tested and certified by an Abarth technician who also applies a metal plate showing the sequential number of each car.
The Abarth 124 Spider is scheduled to go on sale in September, however, local availability has not been confirmed.
Via ZA Top Range