Fiat have released pricing of the range-topping 2017 Abarth 124 Spider, which starts at $29,190 including the base Classica trim level and a six-speed manual gearbox.
Under the hood of the new Italian roadster we find a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with FCA’s Multiair valve timing system that is capable of producing 165 hp. Compared to the conventional 124 Spider that starts at $25,990 in the same trim level, it is a 5 hp increase while torque remains identical.
Included with the Classica styling pack are 16-inch alloy wheels, twin-exhaust pipes, halogen headlights, LED taillights, and body-colored door handles and side sills. The more premium Lusso styling pack features larger 17-inch wheels, silver A-pillars and roll bar covers, chrome dual exhausts, leather upholstery and piano black accents throughout the car’s interior.
Now let’s talk about what that extra $3,200 for the Abarth Spider get’s you besides the extra 5 hp. Additionally the the roadster comes with a mechanical limited-slip differential, Bilstein shocks, a front strut tower bar, 17-inch gun metal alloy wheels, a dynamic drive selector and a finetuned sports exhaust system.
If customers desire more there’s always the option list, which comprises many of the latest technological advances available. It includes blind spot warning and rear-cross traffic alert, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen and infotainment system with navigation, heated seats, and a Bose audio system. Abarth exclusive options include Brembo brakes and Recaro sport seats.
Finally there is also the limited-edition ‘Prima Edizione’, the first edition of the 124 Spider of which only 124 will be built. The limited-edition Fiat roadster comes with additional badging and individual numbering, saddle leather upholstery and an exclusive Azurro Italia Blue paint job. The limited-edition version that also comes with several goodies, is priced at $35,995.
If you compare the 124 Spider to the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, the very car the 124 Spider is based on, the Japanese roadster is a mere $340 cheaper when considering both cars in base trim levels. However, the premium styling pack Lusso comes out $2,410 cheaper than the premium styling pack of the MX-5 and the range-topping Abarth Spider costs $245 less than its Japanese counterpart, the MX-5 Miata Club.