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Abarth 124 Spider

Abarth 124 Spider

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REVIEW

When the new Mazda MX-5 was launched it carried with it a twin, born at the same time and using the same underpinnings and interior, but with a Fiat badge on the nose. It was a bit softer, a bit bigger and not quite as sharp though, so there was clear distinction between the two (as well as using different engines). But then Abarth brought out their 124 Spider based on the Fiat version and surprised everyone. For under the bonnet lay a 1.4 turbo with 170bhp, but it was angry, ferocious and has one of the most downright naughty exhaust sounds of anything this side of am AMG Merc. The styling is almost unrecognisable from the Fiat base, with a black bonnet and boot, lovely alloys and a more aggressive nose not to mention those quad pipes sticking out of the back. Being a small, lightweight RWD sports car you can imagine it’s pretty fun to drive, but the Abarth 124 really is an absolute hoot – oversteer when you want it, precise handling and even great damping for our terrible roads. You know what, we may actually prefer this to the MX-5 and that’s high praise indeed…

Stats

Engine / Cylsi4 Turbo Power170bhp
Displacement1.4ltr Torque250 Nm
Engine PositionFront Top Speed148mph
DrivetrainRWD CO2148 g/km
MPG44.1 mpg Retail Price£29,625
0-62mph6.8secs Cash Alternative£24,000

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