The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth is a front-engine, rear drive two-passenger roadster debuted by FCA at the 2015 LA Auto Show for the model year 2016. 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth is based on the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Roadster and produced with it on Hiroshima plant Mazda’s the 124 shares its platform, chassis, interior, top mechanism and windshield with the MX-5, while with a Fiat-designed and manufactures turbo Multiair engine, unique exterior styling and slightly increased length and cargo capacity on the MX-5. The 124 nameplate and exterior styling details remember Fiat’s Pininfarina-designed 124 Sport Spider (1966-1985).
In 2016, the Detroit News said “in a partnership with Mazda’s MX-5 Miata to the classic Fiat 124 Spider generate, Fiat Chrysler just got a halo sports car for its struggling Italian brand, but probably saved the most celebrated small sports car of the last 25 years (the Mazda MX-5) is referring to the significantly increased costs of developing a new car at the time and”. the most expensive wave of government regulation since the 1970s”
2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Engine
The 124 Spider is powered by Fiat’s 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged inline four, producing 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) and 240 N·m (177 lb·ft) of torque in European specification and 160 kW ( 119 kW; 162 PS) and 184 lb·ft (249 N·m) of torque in the North American specification. Multiair is a hydraulically operated variable valve timing (VVT) engine technology that “cylinder by cylinder, stroke by stroke” control of intake air directly via the inlet valves petrol engine. Developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies, the technology bypasses primary engine inefficiency, pumping losses caused by limiting the intake passage is used by the throttle plate to regulate air feeding the cylinders.
2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Limited
In the 124’s debut, Fiat will sell a 124 Spider anniversary edition, with 124 units that designation, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original 124 Sport Spider. Including features of the 2018 Fiat Spider Lusso ‘trim, the issue also includes chrome mirrors, red “124” badge on the grille, interior numbered plaque, red exterior and black leather interior.
Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Rally
At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show Fiat revealed the Abarth performance version of the 124 Spider with the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Rally, which is a special rally version of the car. The Abarth version MultiAir 1.4 engine and delivers 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) and 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) of torque with 232 km/h (144 mph) and acceleration from a standstill in the 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, thanks to the weight of only 1,060 kg (2,337 lb). In addition to the road version, made the Abarth racing prototype that was inspired by the sporty Fiat 124 Abarth Rally car of the 1970s. 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth has a 1.8 turbo engine with 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) at 6500 rpm.