Fiat releases first local details on the Abarth 124 Spider

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Fiat has released more details on their Abarth 124 Spider, which is set to hit local showrooms later this year.

Powered by the brand’s 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine delivering 125kW and 250Nm of torque, the Abarth 124 Spider will dash from 0-100km/h in a claimed 6.8 seconds, with a rated top speed of 230km/h.

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To match the scintillating performance, the 124 is equipped with a sports exhaust as standard, with a dual-mode Record Monza exhaust offered as an option.

To ensure all driving styles are catered for, the Mazda MX-5 based Italian roadster will be available with a six-speed manual, or with a six-speed automatic transmission that is said to have been careful tuned to exploit all of the engine’s torque. A set of steering wheel mounted paddles also comes with automatic models.

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According to Fiat, the car’s performance is boosted even further by setting “Sport” mode on the driving mode selector, which adjusts throttle response and steering inputs.

Pricing and full specification detail will be revealed closer to the vehicle’s local launch in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Abarth customers can now visit to register their interest, and to discover preliminary specification, safety and personalisation options.

Fiat has also released the first clip of the Abarth 124 in action via the video below.

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