No Extra Power For Fiat’s New 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth

Fiat revealed the US-spec version of the Abarth 124 Spider in New York which sadly, not only features way fewer scorpion badges, but 10 fewer horses as well than its European stablemate.

That’s because Abarth is marketed as a brand on its own in Europe, which gives the customers there all the ‘angry’ scorpion badging they wished for instead for the plain Fiat shield.

Powered by the same turbocharged 160hp 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol unit as the regular 124 Spider, the Eloborazione Abarth will be available with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. Fiat says that this combination gives it one of the best power-to-weight ratios in the segment, with Euro models tipping the scales at 1,060kg.

Other new features include a new Sport driving mode, a mechanical limited-slip differential, a different suspension setup with mono-tube Bilstein front and rear shock absorbers and bigger brakes from Brembo.

Sales of the regular Fiat 124 Spider are expected to start during the summer, with the Abarth version to follow on a later date.

PHOTO GALLERY

Remember That 3D-Printed Aventador Replica? Well, It Actually Runs!

The Lambo replica is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 5.7-liter Corvette V8 and its bodywork was created by just three cheap 3D printers.

Five Years After Its Recall, A Defective Key Is Still Present In Camaro’s Parts Catalog

The key in question was first recalled by General Motors in June 2014, yet an employee discovered it was still available as a replacement.

2020 BMW X6 M Cabrio Answers A Question No One Asked In The First Place

Good thing BMW has no plans whatsoever of building such a thing, because…. well, it just doesn’t make sense.

1,200 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Makes The Trackhawk Seem Puny

It may be seven years old, but this wildly modified Grand Cherokee is one of the craziest Jeeps out there.

Olympic Athlete Runs In A Bubble Filled With Hyundai Nexo’s Exhaust Flow

The Nexo’s exhaust emits water and 99.9 per cent filtered oxygen – or else the runner would suffocate.

Lunaz Breathes New Life Into Classics With Electric Power And Modern Gear

After a full restoration process, the old mechanical parts are ditched in favor of all-electric powertrains and tech like Wi-Fi .

Totally Burnt Out Ferrari 458 Spider Is Unrecognizable, Yet Up For Sale

Nothing in this pile reminds us of a 458, as it’s been completely destroyed, but someone has decided to put it up for auction.

Goddammit! Delivery Guy Tries To Slice Half A Second Off, Instantly Regrets It

The truck driver apparently pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake.

Driven: 2019 Toyota 86 GT Remains A Compelling Driver’s Car

The Toyota 86 GT with the Dynamic Performance Package is a hoot to drive, despite showing its age in certain areas.

Mazda Continues Testing RX-8 Prototypes At The ‘Ring, Fuels Rotary Return Rumors

Could Mazda bring back the RX nameplate that was killed off in 2012, probably with some kind of electrification? We sure hope so.