Fiat’s performance brand will bring a new special version of the 124 Spider, called the Abarth 124 GT at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new special version of the Italian roadster will come finished in an exclusive Alpi Orientali Grey and featuring a set of 17-inch OZ alloys that are 3kg lighter than the standard wheels. Fiat also offers a matte-black treatment for the bonnet, referencing the Abarth 124 Rally car.
The main highlight however is the optional hardtop that’s made out of carbon fiber, making the Abarth 124 GT the only roadster in the market with a feature like this. The hard top weighs just 16 kg and features a lined ceiling and a rear window with a defroster. The manual soft-top is retained.
Other exclusive details include the gunmetal mirror caps, with a matching front spoiler and an optional carbon fiber rear wing.
The engine is the same with the Euro-spec Abarth 124, meaning a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-pot with 170hp and 184lb-ft (250Nm) of peak torque. 0-62mph comes in 6.8 seconds while top speed is set at 144mph. The dual-mode Record Monza exhaust system is fitted as standard, ensuring that the little roadster will generate the pops and crackles you expect from it.
Fiat will offer the Abarth 124 GT with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, once it goes on sale.