Abarth is turning the rallying clock back more than five decades at this year’s London Classic Car Show.
The Scorpion brand’s display will feature new and old with the recently-launched Abarth 124 spider alongside the classic 1973 Fiat Abarth 124 Rally, as well as their two rallying counterparts: the New Abarth 124 rally and the 1974 Fiat Abarth 124 Rally Gr.4.
The classic cars are displayed under the banner Abarth Classiche, the official, Turin-based programme launched last year to support the repair, restoration and certification of classic Abarth models.
“There’s no better place to display classic cars than the London Classic Car Show, and we are delighted to have some superb machinery on our stand,” says Gerry Southerington, brand manager, Abarth UK. “The blend of new and old, road car and sporting legend, gives us an interesting and exciting exhibition which, I am sure, will be enjoyed by thousands of show-goers.”
The Abarth 124 spider comes with a 170hp engine generating 250Nm of torque at 2500 rpm to deliver a 0-62mph time of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 144mph. Prices start at £29,565 on-the-road.
2016 was Abarth’s best year ever in the UK with total sales of 3966 – a rise of 44.5 per cent over the 2743 of the previous year.
The London Classic Car Show will be held at the capital’s ExCel exhibition hall from 23-26 February.