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Offline adw1979

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Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2016, 10:29:13 am »
Outside it looks stunning.
Can you get some interior pics? Does it have sabelts?

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #16 on: March 01, 2016, 10:35:14 am »
    Interior also looks fantastic. Red centre within the seats, Abarth across it and suede looking material across the dash, steering wheel is stunning also. Think a 40k Euros starting price is steep though for the performance. Car visually is fantastic, performance is well short of my expectations though, bring the 1.8L to the production model, give it some proper power and a 0-62 befitting to it and it's my next car but this 170 bhp model, it's a bit meh under the hood sadly. :(
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #17 on: March 01, 2016, 10:42:59 am »
    Agreed Brian 40K euros is about £30K. The MX5 starts at under £20K. I know they say Abarth is premium but £10K over im not sure about that.
    But a part of me wants this badly

    Found some more pics online, even a red 124.

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #18 on: March 01, 2016, 10:43:40 am »
    Red

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #19 on: March 01, 2016, 10:44:10 am »
    Red 2

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #20 on: March 01, 2016, 10:50:44 am »
    White is my favorite so far but the red also looks excellent. Really annoyed they didn't just go all out with this. Surely the 1.8L is going to be an option in the future, de-tuned of course?

    This 170bhp model if anymore than maybe 23k base is a rip off in my mind for the performance. It looks pretty but that isn't all we wanted in this car. The 1.8L with 220bhp should come, likely dropping its 0-62 well into the 5s range and start the price at 26-27k. So annoyed they haven't pulled out the stops here as the car looks and sounds great as expected, they have purposefully limited performance tho to charge more later on in what is likely already an overpriced car... :(
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #21 on: March 01, 2016, 11:00:36 am »
    I'm definitely more worried about the price, lol.

    Considering it's a new platform, much like the 135bhp 500 was, it will take them a few revisions and a few years of road testing before they start unleashing the more powerful variants, just look at what we have now, 190bhp 7 years later from the first Abarth 500. And look at the suspension revisions they have done over the years. This will play out the same.

    But at the moment, as much as I LOVE this car, it needs to be cheaper than a Focus RS or a Civic Type-R, otherwise I can't see many people buying one above 28k, when you can get a 180 comp for 20k which has a slightly better power to weight ratio.... and obviously an extra 2 seats.
    « Last Edit: March 01, 2016, 11:02:52 am by PORTHOS »

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #22 on: March 01, 2016, 11:04:18 am »
    Sums it up perfectly ^ Almost intentionally held the car back I feel and that really annoys me.
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #23 on: March 01, 2016, 11:06:07 am »
    I can see this being the base model and in another 6 months to a year an SS version being released. Like they did with the 500.

    Probably with an added cost of £3-4K, which will give you more power say 20BHP, bigger brakes, better suspension, wheels and sabelt seats etc.
    Based on the £30K (40K Euros)  base price will push the price up to £34K.

    Its getting pricey, could they price themselves out of a lot of sales? I think so.

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #24 on: March 01, 2016, 11:06:40 am »
    Sorry Gents but I am not convinced by the Spider - I dont think it is true to the original (being based on the MX5) maybe its on of these you need to see in the flesh to appreciate and in the 'right' colour but I dont like it in side profile (compared to the MX5) and that price is ridiculous - this seems like nothing more than a money making marketing exercise with some tenacious links to the original.  For £31K (i'm sure there will be some more options required) you are talking Focus RS, Golf R and Honda Civic Type R money!!!  Maybe the coupe will change my mind and seeing it in the flesh but the MX5 would probably be a better (and cheaper and easier to upgrade!) bet....
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #25 on: March 01, 2016, 11:08:05 am »
    I certainly won't be looking at one at that sort of price as much as I love the car. They have shot themselves in the foot here big time. Will have to wait on the UK prices being released but currently don't see my next car being an Abarth sadly at this rate... :(
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #26 on: March 01, 2016, 11:09:38 am »
    It's half way there to being as silly as buying a Biposto as a daily...
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #27 on: March 01, 2016, 11:11:39 am »
    Lets hope they surprise us and its on sale at £23K or under for base model.
    They did surprise me with the new 595 180Hp for under £20K, price only went up £1K for the brembos, bigger turbo etc over the old 595.

    But I wont hold my breath

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #28 on: March 01, 2016, 11:15:57 am »
    Just read around £31K... there is no way in hell I am spending that as much as I love the Abarth brand and this 124. They just haven't done nearly enough here to demand that sort of price. Gutted.
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #29 on: March 01, 2016, 11:16:59 am »
    Brian, is that price confirmed?