Abarth 124 Spider Monza edition announced for Australia

Fiat’s performance car division, Abarth, has released a special Monza edition of the 124 Spider in Australia, months after its twin-under-the-skin Mazda MX-5 also received mild updates and a Limited Edition model.

The Abarth 124 Spider Monza edition will be very exclusive, with just 30 units up for grabs, all marked by an identification plaque with a laser-etched map of Monza circuit. Other additions include red-accented mirror covers, two-tone leather seats finished in black and red, plus the addition of the ‘Visibility Pack’ that includes LED headlamps and DRLs, parking sensors, blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic detection. Mechanically, the engine is standard, save for a Record Monza exhaust system that has quad pipes and a bi-modal outlet.

Only three special colour combinations are available, including Turini 1975 White, Costa Brava 1972 Red and San Marino 1972 Black, all paying homage to European Rally Championship wins of the 124 Spider’s spiritual ancestor. Fulvio Antonelli, the director for Abarth Brand Australia, marked the occasion by saying:

“The legacy of Carlo Abarth has driven the production of some of the world’s most exciting motor vehicles and this Monza Special Edition continues the realisation of his passion. Equally at home on urban roads as well as on race tracks, the Abarth 124 spider is attracting a new generation of enthusiasts in Australia with its performance, technology, comfort and ease of driving. It combines the authentic roadster experience with exemplary performance, technology, safety and distinctive Italian design,”

Interested punters can head into their local Fiat dealer and place an order now, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs):

Abarth 124 Spider Monza Edition 125kW 6MT – $47,580
Abarth 124 Spider Monza Edition 125kW 6MT – $49,580

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.