Pricing and specification for the all-new Abarth 124 spider have been announced ahead of the stunning new car’s arrival to the UKthis summer. What’s more, its good news too; with a starting price of £29,565 OTR for the 1.4 TJet 170PS Manual, the new two-seater roadster represents outstanding value for money.
The new Abarth 124 spider marks the return of the ‘spider’ badge, and is the natural heir of the original model launched in 1972. The 2016 car incorporates performance, technology and iconic Italian style as the key factors of a very successful line-up.
Equipped with a powerful four-cylinder 1.4-litre MultiAit Turbo engine, the Abarth124 spider delivers 170PS and 250Nm of torque. 0-62mph is dealt with in 6.8 seconds and the top speed is143 mph. Furthermore, as the sound of the engine really matters in an Abarth, the Record Monza exhaust comes as standard, generating a unique growl which only adds to the top-down driving experience.
The spider is available with a six-speed manual or the automatic Sequenziale Sportivo gearbox. The manual is characterised by quick and accurate shifting with a short-throw, direct lever, while the Sequenziale Sportivo gearbox, with steering wheel-mounted paddle shift, exploits all of the engine’s torque.
Full pricing for the new Abarth 124 spider is as follows:
- 124 spider 1.4 TJet 170hp Manual £29,565
- 124 spider 1.4 TJet 170hp Automatic £31,605
You get a choice of five very Italian-sounding colours: special solid “Turini 1975 White” and “Costa Brava 1972 Red, metallic “Isola d’Elba 1974 Blue”, “Portogallo 1974 Grey” and “San Marino 1972 Black”.
Standard equipment includes climate control system, cruise control, adjustable, electrically-folding door mirrors, and an infotainment system with ergonomic, selector dial on the centre console. The system features a 7-inch colour display, DAB digital tuner, MP3 player, two USB ports, AUX input, and Bluetooth connectivity.
If you want the musical ambiance to match that of the exhausts, then the optional Bose premium sound system with nine speakers is a must. It even includes dual headrest speakers on both seats and a subwoofer. A satellite navigation system is also optional.
“The 124 spider is a new car and a new chapter in the exciting Abarth story,” says Gerry Southerington, Abarth brand manager. “It’s what many of our existing customers have been waiting for, and I am confident we will now welcome a new group of owners into the Abarth family. Great looks, stunning performance and unique equipment will set the 124 spider apart from other roadsters and I am excited about this car’s UK launch.”