Abarth has taken the wraps of the new Abart 124 Spider at the Geneva Motor Show. Fiat says the new model aims to “sweep a new generation off their feet with its performance and technical DNA”.
Developed with input from the Abart Racing Team, the car is said to exemplify the distinctive Abarth values of performance, craftsmanship and technical excellence, and features a sports mechanical limited-slip differential as standard.
Much of the car’s 1,060kg weight is concentrated between the axles, which result in a weight-to-power ratio of 6.2kg/HP and perfect 50/50 weight distribution. The 124 Spider sits on double-wishbone front, and five-link rear suspension complete with “Abarth by Bilstein” dampers and stiffened anti-roll bars.
Powering the Abart 124 Spider is a 1.4-litre MultiAir turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 125kW (170HP) of power and 250Nm of torque. Matched with a six-speed manual or the Sequenziale Sportivo automatic gearbox, it enables the convertible to go from 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 230km/h.
Its standard Record Monza exhaust is said to generate a beautiful growling sound for enhanced driving thrills.
Inside, there are leather sports seats, a small-diameter steering wheel and an instrument panel with a large central rev counter. Standard equipment includes manual climate control system, stereo with four speakers, MP3 player and USB port, cruise control, adjustable and electrically-folded door mirrors.