The Abarth 124 Rally will make one of its first-ever competition appearances at this weekend’s 2016 Monza Rally Show.
Abarth debuted the mad 124 Rally earlier this year, which is eligible for the FIA WRC ’s loose rules R-GT class. The purpose-built rear-wheel drive racecar features a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces upwards of 300 horsepower, which is connected to a six-speed sequential racing transmission. It made headlines after it was filmed undergoing testing in September, however this weekend marks one of the first instances the public will get to see the compact rally machine in action.
Abarth test driver Alex Fiorio, along with rally driver Miki Biasion, gentleman driver Pierlorenzo Zanchi and WRC driver Luca Betti, will pilot the two Abarth 124 racecars that will be brought to the event. Fiorio, a WRC Group N champion, conducted all the testing for the Abarth 124 Rally and will drive the car in the Monza Rally Show’s ‘Master’s Show’ on December 4th.
Following its appearance in Monza, the Abarth 124 Rally will be shipped to the Bologna Motor Show where it will be displayed alongside Abarth’s other current models, which include the Abarth 595, Abarth 595 competizione and the two-seat Abarth 695 Biposto, among others.