It may a lot of it’s dna with an MX-5 but the Abarth 124 Spider not only looks better then the MX-5 but the performance specs released this week suggest it’s going to go better as well.
Thanks to it’s turbocharged MultiAir 1.4-litre engine producing 125kW @5500rpm and 250Nm @ 2500rpm which is backed by either a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic with paddle shifters.
but straight line performance is one thing Abarth have enusred the 124 will not only handle like a dream thanks to it’s Bilstein shock absorbers but also stop on a 5 cent piece thanks to the standard fit Brembo brakes. Now Alfa and Abarths are already some of the best sounding cars on the market and Abarth have made sure the 124 is no exception but should you want to take it to the next level (who wouldn’t) there’s an optional Monza exhaust available as well.
The Abarth 124 Spider hits dealerships in October thanks to FCA for the info and pics prices will be confirmed closer to the release date.
The spider with a sting in its tail: Performance specifications confirmed for Australia’s ultimate performance roadster, the Abarth 124 Spider
- The Abarth 124 Spider powered by turbocharged MultiAir 1.4-litre engine, producing 125kW @5500rpm and 250Nm @ 2500rpm
- Packaged for pure performance, the Abarth 124 Spider features sports suspension, mechanical limited slip differential and Sport Mode selector as standard
- Abarth 124 Spider also arrives with standard Brembo brakes and Bilstein shock absorbers, coupled with leather-and-Alcantara sports seats
- Iconic Abarth soundtrack delivered through chrome quad-tip sports exhaust as standard, with optional Monza exhaust for a truly earth-shattering sound
- Available with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic with paddle shifters
- Aggressive appearance with unique front and rear fascia, 17-inch Gun Metal aluminium wheels, Gun Metal exterior accents
- Delivers best-in-class power and torque, along with segment’s most comprehensive suite of performance components as standard
- Abarth 124 Spider will arrive in Australian Fiat dealerships in October
- Customers can register their interest in Australia’s ultimate performance roadster, now ahead of its official on-sale date in October
- Customers can visit http://www.fiat.com.au/124spider for specification details, with local pricing to be confirmed closer to launch
September 16, 2016 – FCA Australia has today confirmed further performance specifications for Australia’s ultimate performance roadster, the Abarth 124 Spider, ahead of its arrival in October.
Offering best-in-class power and performance combined with stunning Italian design, the Abarth 124 Spider is designed and built for thrills, with its four-cylinder turbocharged 1.4 Turbo engine producing an unrivalled 125kW @ 5500rpm and 250Nm @ 2500rpm, paired with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.
Built with a pure performance focus, the 2017 Abarth 124 Spider arrives with a comprehensive list of standard performance components; including a mechanical limited-slip differential, sport suspension and Sport Mode selector as standard. The Abarth 124 Spider also arrives with standard Brembo brakes and Bilstein shock absorbers, along with leather-and-Alcantara sports seats. And to ensure that iconic Abarth soundtrack accompanies every drive, the 124 Spider is equipped with a chrome quad-tip sports exhaust as standard.
The Abarth 124 Spider has been engineered to offer drivers responsive handling and an excellent power-to-weight ratio in a robust rear-wheel-drive package.
The 2017 Abarth 124 Spider features the proven turbocharged 1.4-litre MultiAir four-cylinder engine, generating 125kW @ 5500rpm and 250Nm @ 2500rpm, and is paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The Abarth-exclusive Sport Mode changes the calibrations of the engine, automatic transmission, electric power steering and dynamic stability control system to ensure a sporty, responsive and performance-oriented drive experience.
A mechanical limited-slip differential, featuring a low torque bias ratio, provides improved traction and handling, as well as improved launch performance and power delivery during cornering. The Abarth’s unique sport suspension includes mono-tube Bilstein front and rear shock absorbers for increased traction and more precise handling. The as-standard Brembo braking system offers monoblock aluminium calipers with four pistons, allowing for unparalleled braking performance.
The Abarth 124 spider creates a new benchmark in the roadster segment. 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 1,060 kilograms, which results in a weight-to-power ratio of 6.2 kg/HP, the best in its category, and perfect 50/50 weight distribution in running order, which translates to great agility and performance.
Chassis & Braking System
The suspension of the Abarth 124 Spider has a double-wishbone layout in front and a five-link set up in the rear, specifically tuned for greater braking and cornering stability.
“Abarth by Bilstein” dampers, together with stiffened anti-roll bars, provide ultimate handling and driving comfort. The Abarth dynamic vehicle set-up ensures customers can get true driving pleasure out of the rear-wheel drivetrain.
The Brembo braking system, features monoblock aluminium front calipers with four pistons, improving braking effectiveness and guaranteeing very short braking distances, and excellent resistance to brake fade.
Powerful Engine & Sporty Gearboxes
The Abarth 124 spider is equipped with a powerful 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine boasting 125kW and 250Nm of torque. Impressive acceleration allows the sprint to
100km/h to be achieved in only 6.8 seconds. A sports exhaust is standard equipment and can be upgraded with an optional dual-mode Monza exhaust for even greater auditory pleasure.
The Abarth 124 Spider is available with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. The first is characterised by quick and accurate shifting with a short-throw, direct lever. The six-speed automatic gearbox is the result of careful tuning to exploit all the engine torque, conveying genuine race sensations. Using the lever or the paddles behind the steering wheel, shifting is extremely fast and the performance of the car is boosted even further by setting “Sport” mode on the driving mode selector.
Throttle-Steer Driving Style
The Abarth 124 Spider is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic devices and active safety features to ensure the Abarth provides a proper race car feeling. When driving on track, the new 124 Spider lets the driver disengage the electronic controls to experience the perfect mechanical balance and linear engine response – the trademarks of a genuine rear-wheel drive performance car.
The Abarth 124 Spider will be on sale in all Australian dealerships from Friday the 7th of October.