After months and months of waiting, Fiat has officially revealed the Abarth version of the 124 Spider.

The Abarth 124 Spider has been fettled by the Abarth team and comes complete with sportier, more aggressive bodywork and increased performance from its 1.4-liter engine.

Compared to the standard car, the Abarth version of the 124 Spider now features 170 hp and 250 Nm of torque. This increase in horsepower helps the car accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds on the way to a top speed of 143 mph.

New standard equipment includes larger 17-inch wheels, limited slip differential and a “Record Monza” exhaust system. While the name may be a bit forced, the new exhaust system has been designed to provide a “beautiful, growling sound” according to Fiat. The Spider is available with a six-speed manual or what Fiat calls the Sequenziale Sportivo automatic gearbox.

Five body colours will be made available: a special solid Turini 1975 White, Costa Brava 1972 Red metallic, Isola d’Elba 1974 Blue, Portogallo 1974 Greyand San Marino 1972 Black. As you may have guessed, the colors pay to tribute to Abarth’s rich rally heritage in the 1970s.

The Abarth 124 Spider weighs in at just 2,337 pounds. Expect sales to begin in September of this year in Europe with a starting price of €40,000.

Abarth 124 Spider (6)

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