Reborn Fiat 124 Spider to get Abarth type
This particular Autocar image shows how the brand new 124 Spider could look
brand new Fiat 124 Spider can be scheduled to be unveiled before the end of the year, along with will spawn a hot Abarth type too
Fiat’s brand new rear-drive 124 Spider could make its debut This particular year, according to company sources.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles can be said to be considering bringing forward the unveiling of the brand new roadster to either the Frankfurt motor show in September or, more likely, the Los Angeles show in November. The US was by far the biggest market for the original 124 Sport Spider.
The brand new 124 Spider can be a restyled type of the brand new Mazda MX-5 along with will be built at Mazda’s Hiroshima plant. The latest spy shots show in which the brand new Fiat has been completely reskinned, with only the windscreen along with windscreen surround shared by both roadsters.
The Fiat also looks to have longer overhangs front along with rear. This particular ties in with quotes coming from Roberto Giolito, head of design for Fiat along with Abarth, who said the brand new Fiat might be “very masculine”.
This particular look will also be a base for a more extreme Abarth-badged type. Future Abarths will be genuine performance types, with the Abarth 695 Biposto type of the humble 500 hatch marking the future intentions of the sub-brand.
As a result, the Abarth-badged type of the roadster could hold the forthcoming update of the 237bhp 1750 TBi engine in which powers the Alfa Romeo 4C.
If in which can be a step too far just for This particular lightweight rear-wheel-drive roadster, another possibility can be a brand new development of the familiar turbocharged 1.4 Multiair engine, which can be likely to have between 180bhp along with 190bhp.
Fiat along with Abarth could also exploit the Abarth 124 Rally. This particular design was launched in 1972 along with built on the success of the standard car, which won the 1972 European Rally Championship. This particular was distinguished by its matt black bonnet along with wheelarch extensions.
The competition design had wider tracks, air scoops inside the bonnet along with in front of the rear wheel arches along with four nose-mounted spotlights.
The Fiat type of the brand new 124 will be much more mainstream than the Abarth one to maximise its appeal. Multiair engines with around 130bhp along with 150bhp are expected.
The brand new car can be due to go on sale in late spring next year.
The original 124 Spider – what Fiat’s brand new roadster must live up to
The original fiat 124 Sport Spider remained in production for a remarkable 19 years.
Designed by Pininfarina along with related to the rear-wheel-drive Fiat 124 family, This particular was launched in 1966, survived the introduction of brand new emissions along with safety regulations in 1974 along with was sold as a Fiat until 1982, when the brand pulled out of North America.
Between 1983 along with 1985, This particular was sold as a Pininfarina, which was a fair reflection of the fact in which the Italian design house founded by Sergio Pininfarina (left) had built your vehicle since its launch. Production ended in 1985 after an estimated 0,000 had been built. About three-quarters of them were sold in North America.
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