The Fiat 124 Spider was unveiled just last October, however the automaker has wasted no time in bringing the high-performance Abarth variant to market, with Fiat CEO Alfredo Altavilla saying the car will debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show this week. The automaker also teased the model’s arrival in a short video entitled ‘The Real Italian Job’, which was made to promote the new Abarth 595 Tricolore.
Altavilla confirmed the Abarth 124 Spider will debut in Geneva while speaking to Italian publication Corriere Della Sera. The Abarth 124 Spider will be presented alongside the standard 124 Spider and is one of Fiat Chrysler’s many product debuts they will celebrate at Geneva.
“[There’s also] European preview for the Fiat 124 Spider, exposed alongside the Abarth 124 Spider,” Altavilla said. “500 gets a Sport version and we debut the Fullback pickup truck that we have already launched in Dubai, still under the Fiat brand, but in a fashionable version. Jeep is celebrating the 75th anniversary with the special series and Maserati will unveil the SUV Levante. Alfa Romeo’s range is completed by the Giulia, accompanied by the new Giulietta and Mito that have been updated.”
The Abarth 124 Spider will be powered by Fiat’s 1.4-liter turbocharged engine featured in the 500 Abarth, however output is expected to grow to around 170 horsepower. Some exclusive touches will also likely be applied including Abarth wheels, dual-exhaust tips and sporty interior appointments.
Check out the teaser video above to get a sneak-peek at the Abarth 124 Spider before the car makes its Geneva debut tomorrow. You may also pore over spy shots of the performance drop-top taken earlier this year to further familiarize yourself with the model .