Abarth 124 Spider: 30hp more than the Fiat 124 Spider. Fiat is back on the market the convertible in 2016 with the 124 Spider. A roadster as soon as that comes in an Abarth, the brand sports car of the Italian, with the same name but 30hp more to reach 170hp. Compared to the Fiat, the Abarth is recognized, of course, is its logo but also its hood and trunk matte black series, his shield specific to the front and four tailpipes at the rear, one per cylinder. The monte pneumatic series is like here in 17-inch, red brake callipers, Brembo. The Abarth 124 Spider is offered in manual or automatic transmission.
Abarth 124 Spider : an interior close to the Mazda MX-5
Inside: the driving position very low with vertical steering wheel of the Fiat or the MX5, the sister technique of this Abarth. The differences compared to the Fiat come from the seats stamped more enveloping, a steering wheel with an indicator of the middle point, a central rev counter with a red background or even a few touches of Alcantara. The soft top manually can be manipulated very easily without needing to get out of the car and faster than all the hoods electric. The trunk, like that of the Fiat, or Mazda, is a weak point of the car with not even 150 dm3 for the luggage.
The first boot will surprise you with the sound very present and worked : it’s ratatouille and you have the right to gurgling on deceleration. The engine takes it willingly from 2500 revs, but its thrust is linear is running out of steam at 6000 rounds. The performances are very close to those of the MX5 2 litre, except in the times or the Abarth advantage of the turbo. The control box is very short and quick is nice. On the other hand, the part of chassis left us doubtful : it is in a space between the two, at once firm for comfort and not very well maintained on some strains.
Abarth 124 Spider : Much expensive compared to the MX-5
This Abarth takes place readily in the input, rotates to the re-acceleration but does not communicate very well with driver, and can be surprised sometimes. In brief, an MX-5 is more successful by his feeling and his progression. This last had the guts to consume less according to our measurements, in spite of its higher capacity, and cost significantly less expensive : the japanese starts at €31000 (€40000 to the Italian. In other words, there is for us no photo : choose the MX-5, except if your first criterion is the sound engine, really outstanding and very nice on the Abarth.