The Abarth 124 Spider is the (even) sportier version of the Fiat
124 Spyder. Fiat's in-house fettlers of performance have tweaked the
car with the help of the Abarth Racing Team.
The Abarth 124 Spider features an array of enhancements, including
upgrades to the aerodynamics, drivetrain, chassis and styling. Much
of the weight is concentrated between the axles and the engine is
installed behind the front axle to guarantee agility and superior
driving feel. Sophisticated mechanicals and the use of special materials
have contained the weight to just 2335 lbs (1,060 kg), which results
in a weight-to-power ratio of 6.2 kg/HP, the best in its category,
and perfect 50/50 weight distribution, which results in great agility
The chassis of the Abarth 124 Spider has been improved with the addition
of new Bilstein dampers, bigger anti-roll bars, a recalibration of
the double wishbone front suspension and the five-link rear suspension,
and a set of Brembo brakes.
The engine is a turbocharged 1.4 litre 4-cylinder unit which provides
170 horsepower. It has a top speed of
143 mph, and 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of 6.8 seconds. To give the
engine a sportier voice, a Record Monza exhaust has been fitted as
Two transmission choices are available, a six-speed manual, or a paddle-shift
automatic with normal and sport modes.
Five body colours are available: special solid "Turini 1975 White
" and Costa Brava 1972 Red, metallic "Isola dElba
1974 Blue, "Portogallo 1974 Grey" and San Marino
1972 Black. The nomenclature is a clear tribute to its prestigious
success in rallying.
Each car is individually tested by an Abarth technician who certifies
the car before fixing a metal plate showing the sequential build number
of the car.
|Year (of specifications)
||1.4 litre, turbocharged, 4-cylinder
||6 speed, RWD
||2335 lbs / 1060 kgs