2017 Fiat Abarth 124 Spider Video, First Look

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Want an even sportier Fiat 124 Spider? The Abarth version has made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Following up on the debut of the standard Fiat 124 Spider at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show, Abarth has unleashed its version of the roadster. Unfortunately, it seems like someone forgot to tell Abarth that enthusiasts want a lot more performance than the meager 10-horsepower increase it is offering. The standard Fiat 124 Spider generates 160 hp while the Abarth version is 170 and torque remains the same at 184 pound-feet.

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It does however, looks plenty more aggressive and features a Record Monza exhaust system that Abarth claims makes a “beautiful growling sound.” Too bad enthusiasts would prefer the beautiful growling sound of over 200 hp. Nonetheless, it is a hotter version of the standard 124 Spider and should please some enthusiasts that believe power isn’t everything. Buyers can opt for a six-speed manual transmission or the fancy-sounding Sequenziale Sportivo gearbox.

The good news is, the engine specs that Abarth revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show is for the Europe, Middle East and Asia markets. There is a chance that the U.S. will get a more powerful engine with more performance.

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