Abarth, the brand of the scorpion within the Fiat group. It presents with the Abarth 124 Spider a symbol that wants to represent the pure essence of driving enjoyment. It is a two-seater roadster with rear-wheel drive, with self-locking differential. The model combines the experience of a ‘roadster’ full of emotion, technology, and safety. Also added an undeniable touch of Italian design. Developed together with the ‘Abarth Racing’ team, the 124 Spider represents the values of the brand. It has good performance, craftsmanship and technical excellence.
The design of Abarth 124 Spider
The exterior design of the 124 Spider is notable for its sharp hood and short overhangs. The horizontal line along the body rises and stretches backward, joining the line in the rear section near the optics. Undeniable reference to the classic 124 Spider. The rear part of the set is also characterized by two elements. The ailerons in the form of swallowtail and the horizontal rear optics that mimic the characteristics of its predecessor. The strokes in the front section and the grille with hexagonal grille help to reinforce the character of the vehicle. The hood reliefs suggest the longitudinal position of the engine. This is also a direct reference to the original Fiat 124 Spider. Headlights and rear optics with LED technology add expressiveness, both during the day and at night. Continue reading: 6 questions to ask and the reason when buying a car insurance.
The DNA of Abarth is also felt inside
To guarantee perfect ergonomics. The leather seats, extremely comfortable, give the driver an ideal position, as low and delayed as possible. So, you can perceive all the movements of the car. Also, the controls are perfectly in line with the sporty orientation of the car. The position of the aluminum pedals, the steering wheel, and gear lever ensure a cocktail of sensations along with great driving experience. The dashboard is also responsible for transmitting sportsmanship.
It has a large tachometer with graphics in red arranged in a central position. In front of the driver. Comfort is guaranteed thanks to the heated seats and the soundproofing produced by the windshield design. The rear window and the canopy with double-layer insulation. This last element is designed to be opened and closed by hand from the driver’s seat in a few seconds.
Once it is folded behind the seats, it barely takes up space in the trunk. The Abarth 124 Spider incorporates a whole series of active and passive safety devices. In addition to the anti-lock braking system (ABS), the system for distributing braking force (EBD) or the system is also included for optimal control on all surfaces (ESC), particularly under critical situations, such as the presence of snow, ice or poorly adhering road surfaces.
The system ‘ESC’ applies selective braking and acts on the accelerator to straighten the vehicle if it detects a difference between the movements on the steering wheel and the trajectory of the vehicle. All these devices can be completely deactivated to drive on circuits, allowing the driver to take full advantage of the balance and dynamic characteristics of the Abarth 124 Spider. All this is allowing you to experience the sensation of pure driving.
The electronic controls are integrated into the driving mode selector, which allows selecting between two performance settings through a switch in the central tunnel. The first one is designed for daily driving; the second one is optimized for completely sporty driving. The system can intervene in several parameters: the maximum torque developed, the response of the accelerator pedal, the level of activity of the electronic assistance (stability and traction controls) and the exhaust sound.
Also, the system modifies the gear shift points in vehicles equipped with automatic transmission. Under the hood is a 1.4 engine, with ‘MultiAir’ technology, four cylinders. The engine develops a power of 170CV and a torque of 250 Nm. Check this: http://carrepro.org/buy-classic-car-5-tips-not-get-ripped-off/
Finally, the engine noise is a key element of all Abarth vehicles, serial exhaust system ‘Record Monza’, able to modify the path of the exhaust gas depending on the engine rpm is included, generating a very sporty sound. The Abarth 124 Spider is available with a six-speed manual transmission or with an automatic sequential sports ‘Esseesse’ gearbox. With a swift gear change, regardless of whether the lever or the levers located behind the steering wheel are used.