PistonCars.com – 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth; an Italian stylish retro car. Firstly on sale in the 1960s, the new 124 Spider, now, brings an old car’s styling cues with a turbocharged Fiat engine. This two-door coupe fits to two passengers.
This coupe is actually developed by Mazda for Fiat, thus, the new 2017 Fiat 124 spider can “named” as a new Miata. It is designed classically Italian similar to the basic structure of Mazda MX-5 Miata. However, the new 124 Spider is 0.2 inch wider than the Miata. The powertrain comes from the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which is expected to put out 160 horsepower.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth; specification
The interior of the new 124 Spider Abarth (Classica) is supported by the steering-wheel badge and seat covers which are identical to the Mazda’s save. Moreover other features available are halogen headlights, dual exhaust outlets, power mirrors, power windows, power locks, push-button incognition, a six-speaker sound system, cloth seats, air conditioning, and cruise control. The technologies include a 7-inch touchscreen, a back-up camera, and proximity key. There is also a folding cloth roof which operates the same way as the Miata’s does.
This new 124 Spider Abarth is built mostly in aluminium and high-strength steel structures. The wheelbase for the Classica is 16-inch wheels while the Lusso brings the 17-inch wheels. The headlights and taillights are LED units placed above the Abarth-specific front and rear fascias. The car’s nose is given with Abarth’s signature scorpion badges.
The 2107 new 124 Spider Abarth is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which is expected to produce 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and optional automatic transmission with a manual mode and steering wheel.
Price and Release Date
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. This new 124 Spider arrives on sale in Europe this Summer 2016. There are two trim levels available including the Classica and the Lusso. The price ranges from $25,990 – $35,995.