This, ladies and gents, is the Abarth 124 Spider. It’s the more fun-focused version of Fiat’s Spider of the same name, which is what you’d hope for from the Italians’ performance offshoot.
The jump in performance isn’t as great as in Abarth’s hot hatch models, which typically more than double the power of their 500 base car, rather it exhibits detail improvements over the Fiat 124.
So its 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine rises from 138 to 178bhp, there’s more focused suspension and a limited slip-differential is fitted.
Also published on Medium.