Abarth presented at the Geneva Motor Show its new 124 Spider, whose sales start next September for an approximate price of 40,000 euros. It has a gasoline engine 1.4 Multiair 170 hp, rear-wheel drive and a choice between manual or automatic.
Abarth burst into the international scene with his new 124 Spider, heir of the legendary roadster in the 70 aupó Fiat to its first European Rally Championship. Now, almost half a century later, Abarth returns to a segment that feels like something of yours and launches its own 124 Spider from the synergy between its parent Fiat ( Fiat 124 Spider ) and Mazda ( Mazda MX-5 ).
Regarding these, takes the engine design and his mother brand and the concept and the chassis of the Japanese, being from here Abarth in charge of printing the 124 Spider their particular character. That said, we are facing a convertible 4.05 meters long, with manual canvas roof, loveseat and a gasoline engine 1.4 Multiair turboalimientado with 170 hp of maximum power and 250 Nm of torque. Co n a top speed of 230 km / h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds , Abarth puts the acoustic section with an exhaust Record Monza.
For its part, the change can be manual six – speed accurate gears with direct lever short stroke automatic sequenziale Sportivo (sequential operation by the lever itself or with the paddles behind the steering wheel) having an operating mode ” Sport “by a small switch. drive is to the rear wheels, Inclui do a mechanical self –locking as standard , with a front suspension double ring and five – arm rear.
For some it is the best bet to ensure dynamic response Bilstein shocks and a stiffer anti – roll bars. Meanwhile, the address is electric assistance, the brake is signed by Brembo with aluminum front caliper, and electronic controls can be disabled completely. One of the strengths of the Abarth 124 Spider is its exceptional lightness. The perfect balance in the weight distribution between axles 50/50 (with the engine mounted just behind the front axle and a center of gravity especially), Abarth uses special materials that have kept the weight in just 1060 kilograms , which it is a relationship between weight and power of 6.2 kg / CV , the best in its class.
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Perfect balance in weight distribution, with the engine placed behind the front axle
In the exterior design of Abarth, more badass than the Fiat and Mazda, highlight the prominent front air intakes spoiler and spoiler rear wind alloy wheels of 17 inches roll – finished bar ” Forgiato gray “. The headlights and rear lights are LED , being able to choose from five different body colors: “white Turini 1975” special solid, “Red Costa Brava 1972” metallic, “Blue Isola d’Elba 1974”, “1974 gray Portogallo” and “black San Marino 1972”.
the client Abarth 124 Spider can install kit Racing Anti-glare , consisting of a treatment in matt black bonnet and tailgate, and Racing Alcantara package , which helps to increase interior quality, while ensuring an unrivaled sporty feel with its grip and its dark finish.
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Inside, you can not hide its kinship with both the Fiat model as the Mazda, although Abarth has sought to print its own character and has opted for a standard equipment that includes a manual air conditioning, radio with four speakers, MP3 player and USB port, cruise control, adjustable and electrically folding mirrors, leaving optional color screen 7 – inch navigation system, two USB, AUX input, four speakers, bluetooth, rear camera or to Bose Premium nine – speaker sound and a subwoofer. the Abarth 124 Spider will be available from September with a starting price of 40,000 euros for Europe.