Prices revealed for Abarth 124 Spider

The UK pricings and specifications for the new Abarth 124 Spider have been announced.

Based on the Fiat 124 Spider, which is in turn based on the Mazda MX-5, the Abarth is set to arrive in the UK this summer.

With a starting price of £29,565, the Abarth is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, with a manual gearbox. Although small in capacity, that engine produces 170bhp and 250Nm torque. Capable of 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds, it can reach a top speed of 143mph. It also sounds the part, thanks to a Record Monza exhaust that comes fitted as standard.

Although the six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard, customers can also specify an automatic sequential gearbox. This is controlled through steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Five exterior colours are offered with the Abarth, ranging from Turini 1975 White to San Marino 1972 Black.

Inside, there’s a full climate control system, as well as a 7-inch display that incorporates a DAB digital tuner and Bluetooth connectivity. This is all sent through a premium nine-speaker Bose sound system, which incorporates speakers mounted into the car’s headrests. A subwoofer can be specified, too.

Gerry Southerington, Abarth brand manager, said: “The 124 Spider is a new car and a new chapter in the exciting Abarth story.

“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.”

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

June 10, 2016

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