The Abarth-tuned Fiata goes on sale this summer in U.K. with 170 hp on tap.
Introduced in March at the Geneva Motor Show, the Abarth 124 Spider is an Italian take on Mazda’s MX-5 Miata and aims to offer “outstanding value for money” for those in the market for a potent two-seater roadster. You’ll be happy to hear Abarth will sell the car with both a six-speed manual gearbox and an automatic transmission fitted with steering wheel-mounted paddle shift.
Its heart and soul is a turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine pushing out 170 horsepower (127 kilowatts) and 185 pound-feet (250 newton meters) of torque. That’s enough muscle to enable the Abarth 124 Spider run from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in a respectable 6.8 seconds and max out at 143 mph (230 kph).
U.K. buyers will get to pick from five body colors which represent a throwback to the original model launched in 1972. These include Turini 1975 White, Costa Brava 1972 Red, metallic Isola d'Elba 1974 Blue, Portogallo 1974 Grey, and San Marino 1972 Black. All cars come equipped as standard with plenty of kit, including cruise control, seven-inch infotainment system, climate control, as well as adjustable and electronically-folding mirrors.
The standard audio setup has only four speakers, so you might want to pay extra and upgrade to the Bose setup which has nine speakers and a subwoofer for extra bass. Also available as additional equipment is the satellite navigation system to make sure you’ll never get lost.
The manual-equipped Abarth 124 Spider will set you back £29,565 OTR while the model fitted with the optional automatic Sequenziale Sportivo gearbox is going to start at £31,605 OTR. You won’t have to pay extra for the Record Monza exhaust since it comes as standard and aims to deliver a “unique growl.”