New Abarth 124 GT With Carbon Hardtop Is The Next Best Thing To A Coupe

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.

The new special Abarth 124 GT will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, with Abarth also bringing the special 695 Rivale in Switzerland.

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  • Bo Hanan

    Nice cars that just need a little more engine. Say a 2.0-T.

    • SteersUright

      Beat me to it!

    • The Watcher

      It always needs power, right? Go aftermarket. Goodwin Racing and Flyin’ Miata will make this little 1.4L produce more than 200hp to the wheel for under $2000.

    • Markey

      agree. The giulia’s 2.0 would be great in it.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I have a 500. It’s far too slow. I regret it. Even the Abarth isn’t fast enough. I should have gotten a Mini

    • Vassilis

      Didn’t you check the performance numbers before buying it?

    • Carmelo Van Cabboi

      Probably u should had chose for a different engine

  • Day_Trader

    Fiat is the next best thing?! I didn’t realize marijuana was already legalized.

  • Zandit75

    So not only do they think they can make a prettier MX-5(Which they couldn’t), now they think they can make a better looking MX-5RF??
    Nope, they cannot!!!

  • IF I WERE INTO CONVERTIBLES I COULD GO FOR IT. I THINK THIS IS MUCH PRETTIER THAN THE MIATA. DIFFERENT COLOR THO.

  • The hardtop really tempted me, it makes the car even more beautiful.

  • StrangerGP

    Mazda MX5 RF looks much better, but it’s still a good idea. Many folks still prefer hardtops.

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