Performance specs have been revealed for the tasty-looking Abarth 124 Spider roadster, due to arrive in Australia in October.
The Italian-designed Abarth is equipped with a 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine boasting 125kW and 250Nm of torque powering the car to 100km/h in only 6.8 seconds. It will be available with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox and a sports exhaust is standard equipment but can be upgraded with an optional dual-mode Monza exhaust.
Standard performance components include a mechanical limited-slip differential, sport suspension and Sport Mode selector as standard. The Abarth also arrives with standard Brembo brakes and Bilstein shock absorbers, along with leather-and-Alcantara sports seats.
The Abarth 124 Spider has a double-wishbone suspension layout in front and a five-link set up in the rear, specifically tuned for greater braking and cornering stability. The Brembo braking system, features monoblock aluminium front calipers with four pistons.
Fiat Chrysler says the Abarth is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic devices and active safety features to ensure it provides a ‘proper race car feeling’ and, when driving on track, the driver can even disengage the electronic controls to fully experience the car’s performance.
The Abarth 124 Spider will be on sale in all Australian dealerships from Friday the 7th of October.