Abarth takes normal Fiat models and turns up the heat, but just a little bit. The performance shop already got its hands on the pint-sized Fiat 500, making it an engaging little car to drive. With the 124, power increases by 4 horsepower to 164 hp. The Abarth comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.
The 124 shares much of its underpinnings with the Mazda Miata, but with different styling and a unique interior. The Fiat’s engine is also slightly smaller and turbocharged, while the Miata’s is a bit bigger and comes without a turbo.
Elsewhere, the Abarth gets leather and microfiber seats, heated front seats, automatic climate controls, voice commands, power windows/door locks, push-button start, and a sport mode selector.
There are several options groups available that bring things like navigation, an upgraded stereo, a Veleno appearance upgrade, all-weather protection, and more.
The 124 Abarth competes against its spiritual sister, the Miata. Pricing will start at $29,540.
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas