124 Spider Makes Dynamic Debut as Abarth Showcases Future and Past at Goodwood

The eagerly-awaited Abarth 124 spider was among the star cars of the show when it made its UK dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The two-seater roadster, which has already attracted critical acclaim from the UK automotive press, was joined at Goodwood by the new Abarth 595 Competizione, the top-of-the-range version of the brand’s striking new 595 range, which has just been launched in the UK.

The 170hp 124 spider was seen ‘on the move’ for the first time in the UK as it made its way up the famous Goodwood estate’s Hillclimb. 

Abarth 124 Spider

The new Abarth 124 spider marks the return of the ‘spider’ badge, and is the natural heir of the original model launched in 1972. Equipped with a powerful four-cylinder 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine, the new spider delivers 170 hp and 250 Nm of torque. With a top speed of 143 mph the car can go from 0 to 62mph in 6.8 seconds. The range starts at £29,565 OTR for the 1.4 TJet 170hp Manual.

Abarth 595 Range

The new Abarth 595 follows on from the original model launched in 2008, and takes it to the next level, with a new design, greater performance and enhanced equipment. Available as a hatchback or convertible, the new Abarth 595 is offered with three trim levels: 595, 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione, and three power levels to satisfy the requirements of Abarth enthusiasts. The range starts at £15,090 OTR for the 1.4 TJet 145hp Manual.

Abarth 124 Rally

Presented for the first time in March at the Geneva Motor Show and then at the 100th Targa Florio, the Abarth 124 rally is making its debut in the UK at the Festival of Speed. Under the bonnet is an 1800cc turbocharged direct injection dual overhead camshaft engine which, thanks to the different selectable mappings, can provide up to 300 hp at 6500 rpm.

Goodwood Festival of Speed Abarth
Goodwood Festival of Speed Abarth

Fiat 124 Abarth Rally

The Fiat 124 Abarth Rally, part of Abarth’s historical collection, is derived from Fiat’s 124 Sports Spider, but with a more powerful engine, a remarkable structure and mechanical strengthening, and McPherson-type independent suspension and rear axle. Developed in Abarth’s racing department, and equipped with a 200 hp 1756cc engine, the Fiat 124 Abarth Rally had a highly successful rallying career in the 1970s.

To find out more please contact Westover Abarth on West Quay Road in Poole.