The new Abarth 124 spider aims at sweeping a new generation off their feet with its performance and technical DNA. It combines the authentic roadster experience packed with thrills, technology, safety and a touch of unmistakable Italian design.
The new Abarth 124 spider combines the great sensorial experiences of excitement and driving fun that only a spider can give. Developed with input from the Abarth Racing Team, the car exemplifies at best the distinctive Abarth values: performance, craftsmanship and technical excellence. It is the car that will bring back the smile on the driver’s face.
The 124 spider is designed for thrills and performance and has all the qualities needed to satisfy even the most difficult-to-please drivers. For exceptional dynamism, the Abarth 124 spider is equipped with a sports mechanical Limited-Slip differential as standard.
Under the hood is still a 1.4-liter turbo four, producing the same 184 pound-feet of torque, but in Abarth spec offers a more prodigious 165 horsepower. Buyers will still be able to choose between a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, but the rest of the components are Brembo brakes, Bilstein dampers, and a Record Monza exhaust. The sum total is a 0-62 time quoted at 6.8 seconds and a top speed at 143 miles per hour.
Of course the technicians at Mirafiori didn’t leave it there, equipping the Abarth 124 Spider with an array of visual enhancements as well. There’s a full aero kit, larger air vents, 17-inch alloys, and a black hood to cut down on glare. The interior is all done up in Alcantara, with a small-diameter steering wheel, short gear lever Recaro seats and aluminum pedals.
The Abarth model is available in five colors: Bianco Gelato (white clear coat), Rosso Passione (red clear coat), Nero Cinema (jet black metallic), Grigio Argento (gray metallic) and tri-coat Bianco Perla (crystal white pearl).
The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth with a six-speed manual transmission has a U.S. MSRP of $28,195, plus $995 destination. The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth with a six-speed automatic transmission has a U.S. MSRP of $29,545, plus $995 destination.