Under Fiat’s Abarth guise, the company has now unveiled the new 124 Spider car at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Abarth is a racing car brand that is taken care of by Fiat, and you’d get to see some of the special and hot cars from Fiat under that name.
Even though one might not call the engine in this as a very strong one, the 1.4-litre turbo MultiAir petrol engine is good enough to give the car a power punch that helps the 124 Spider a top speed of 230km/h, and a speed of 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, and the peak torque is rated at 250Nm.
A new exhaust system is in place, which helps make this car even sportier if the light weight of 1060 kg is not enough. The Abarth 124 has a 6-speed manual gearbox while an optional sequential transmission is also in place. The automatic transmission has a Sport mode for quicker shifts.
A stiffer suspension setup, Bilstein dampers, beefed-up anti-roll bars, Brembo brakes, and aluminium callipers are what you see in the kit.
If you feel like you have heard about the 124 Spider earlier, this is an Abarth version with more power and a sportier look added to it. The car carries a £29,565 price tag with the standard accessories (cruise control, climate control, Bluetooth, a DAB radio and satnav, plus Alcantara black and red (or pure black) seat trim), and the automatic gearbox costs an extra £2,035.
There is also another variant from the company, the Abarth 124 Rally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, and it boasts a 300 BHP engine power.