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Fiat Australia launches dedicated website for new Abarth 124

June 3, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Australia has launched a new website promoting the Abarth 124 Spider, ahead of its official release later this year.

Abarth 124 Spider

Abarth.com.au/124Spider is now live, allowing potential buyers to register their interest, check out all the specifications, safety and personalisation options. More interestingly though, the site has the world’s first peek at the 124 Spider being spanked, as well as a look at Abarth’s historical context, and the 124 nameplate.

The hotly-anticipated 124 Spider is powered by a 1.4-litre MultiAir turbocharged four-cylinder, good for 125kW and 250Nm, translating to a 0-100km/h time of 6.8 seconds, with a top speed of 230km/h. The 124 comes with a sports exhaust system fitted as standard, as well as an optional dual-mode Record Monza exhaust system.

It will also come with Abarth’s six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission. Abarth has fitted the 124 with a sports mode, which adjusts the throttle response and steering calibration for a more engaging driving dynamic.

Fiat says the Abarth 124 Spider is “set to sweep a new generation off their feet with its stunning Italian design and thrilling performance”. It will arrive on the local market during the fourth quarter of this year. Prices at this stage are still unknown.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.