The new Fiat 124 Spider was revealed just weeks ago at the L.A. Auto Show and the brand is already testing a hotter version.
Abarth, Fiat’s tuning arm, has gotten a hold on the new 124 Spider and plans to dial up its power and performance. Power gains are expected to be a modest 10 horsepower, boosting the car’s 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine up to around 170 hp.
Along with some suspension enhancements, the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth will have a more aggressive look thanks to bigger air intakes, wider side sills, quad exhaust pipes and larger, Abarth-specific wheels.
After the Abarth model arrives, rumor has it that an even more powerful version Esseesse variant will be released, packing between 210 and 220 horsepower.
Discuss this story on our Fiat Forum