Abarth sets price

for new roadster

Abarth 124 Spider
Abarth 124 Spider, rear

THE new Abarth 124 spider will cost from £29,565 when it arrives later this summer.

That tab is for the 1.4 TJet 170bhp manual version of the two-seater roadster which marks the return of the spider badge to Abarth and is the natural heir of the original model launched in 1972.

Equipped with a four-cylinder MultiAir Turbo engine, the newcomer can blast from 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds and has a top speed of 143mph.

And as the sound of the engine really matters in an Abarth, the Record Monza exhaust comes as standard.

The spider is available with a six-speed manual or the automatic Sequenziale Sportivo gearbox, the latter with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifts.

Abarth says each car is tested and certified by one of the company's own technicians, who applies a metal plaque showing the sequential number of each car - so it's a unique number for every customer.

Five body colours are up for grabs and standard equipment includes climate control, cruise control, electrically-folding door mirrors and 7-inch colouran infotainment set-up DAB radio, MP3 player, two USB ports, AUX input and Bluetooth.

There is also a stereo with four speakers while, for superior sound quality, a Bose premium sound system with nine speakers, including dual headrest speakers on both seats and a subwoofer, is available as an option along with sat-nav.

Full pricing sees the Abarth 124 spider 1.4 TJet 170bhp manual costing £29,565, with an extra £2,040 for automatic.

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