Yesterday the Abarth 124 Spider broke cover at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. Despite the outrageous, six- and seven-figure supercars that debuted at the show, the modest little Abarth still managed to grab plenty of media attention, a testament to its undeniable cool factor.
The mew Abarth 124 Spider is an homage to the original Abarth 124 Rally, which was released in 1972 so Fiat could go racing with their 124 Sport Spider in the FIA’s Group 4 category. Like that car, it features an upgraded version of the standard car’s engine, a matte black hood, model exclusive alloy wheels and other modifications to help set it apart from the normal 124 Spider.
We’re big fans of the standard Fiat 124 Spider and we enjoy pretty much everything Abarth has ever done since it first started up as a racing team in 1949, so we feel pretty strongly for the Abarth 124 Spider. We think it’s a tasteful throwback to one of Fiat and Abarth’s most well known models and we’ll be crossing our fingers hoping it arrives in North America.
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