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Pricing confirmed for new Abarth 124 spider

Following the launch of the Fiat 124 Spider, the Italian brand's performance arm has now confirmed pricing for the sportier Abarth version.

Starting at £29,565 OTR for the 1.4 T-Jet 170hp Manual, the Abarth two-seater roadster is described as the natural heir to the original rally model launched in 1972.

Equipped with a four-cylinder 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine, the new spider delivers 170 hp and 250 Nm of torque. With a top speed of 143 mph the car can go from 0 to 62mph in 6.8 seconds, aided and abetted by a standard fit Record Monza exhaust, generating a unique sound signature.

The Spider is available with a six-speed manual or an automatic Sequenziale Sportivo gearbox. The manual is characterised by quick and accurate shifting with a short-throw, direct lever, while the automatic gearbox can be operated via a steering wheel-mounted paddle shift. The Automatic costs from £31,605 OTR.

Each car is tested and certified by an Abarth technician who applies a metal plaque showing the sequential number of each car - a unique number for each customer.

Five body colours are available, emphasising sport and heritage, including: a special solid "Turini 1975 White” and "Costa Brava 1972 Red", metallic "Isola d'Elba 1974 Blue", "Portogallo 1974 Grey" and "San Marino 1972 Black".

The new Abarth 124 spider has a three-gauge instrument binnacle featuring a large central rev counter, a speedometer on the right and a data display on the left allowing the driver to monitor all key driving information at a glance.

Standard equipment includes climate control system, cruise control, adjustable, electrically-folding door mirrors, and an infotainment system with ergonomic, selector dial on the centre console. The system features a 7-inch colour display, DAB digital tuner, MP3 player, two USB ports, AUX input, and Bluetooth connectivity.

There is also a stereo with four speakers while, for superior sound quality, a Bose premium sound system with nine speakers, including dual headrest speakers on both seats and a subwoofer, is available as an option, as is satellite navigation.

“The 124 Spider is a new car and a new chapter in the exciting Abarth story,” says Gerry Southerington, Abarth brand manager. “It’s what many of our existing customers have been waiting for, and I am confident we will now welcome a new group of owners into the Abarth family. Great looks, stunning performance and unique equipment will set the 124 spider apart from other roadsters and I am excited about this car’s UK launch.”

The new Abarth 124 spider arrives in the UK this summer.