There aren’t many cars that offer the 124 Spider Abarth’s combination of drop-top motoring, performance, and handling at the price. Carrying over unchanged for 2020 is a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with 164 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Power is channeled to the rear wheels via either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, while a Bilstein sport suspension and a standard limited-slip differential improve the Abarth’s handling characteristics.
The sporty exterior is embellished with 17-inch alloy wheels, quad exhaust pipes, and LED taillamps. LED headlights, along with LED daytime running lights, are available. The well-crafted cabin features manually-adjustable seats in a combination of leather and microfiber, along with automatic climate control, a seven-inch infotainment screen, a four-speaker sound system (nine Bose speakers are available), and Bluetooth connectivity. Safety equipment includes a standard rearview camera and four airbags, while blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, and a rear parking assistance system are available for an extra cost.