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Offline Bristol_Rich

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Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2016, 11:19:00 am »
Doing man maths I reckon a new ND MX5 + BBR conversion is cheaper than the £30K asking price.  Plus I'm still struggling with the marmite looks...

I'm (affraid to say) out on this one....
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #31 on: March 01, 2016, 11:19:17 am »
    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-geneva-motor-show/abarth-124-spider-makes-debut-geneva-motor-show

    Just mentioned in this article. Think they are just basing it on the 40k Euros base price. The 500 range converts from Euro's to £££ in similar fashion so expect a 30k price tag :O
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #32 on: March 01, 2016, 11:22:30 am »
    So an SS version later down the line will be £34K or more? Wow thats crazy money

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #33 on: March 01, 2016, 11:23:10 am »
    Lewis, any news on the facelift 500 whilst your out there?

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #34 on: March 01, 2016, 11:24:42 am »
    Looks like that is in the final stages of testing, saw a few more spy shots on it yesterday.
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #35 on: March 01, 2016, 11:25:50 am »
    or an Abarth 500x ( lots of rumors about that )

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #36 on: March 01, 2016, 11:27:40 am »
    Looks like that is in the final stages of testing, saw a few more spy shots on it yesterday.

    Rumour for that facelift 595 is June at some point :) Again, gotta love a rumour, ha ha.

    Nissan 370z by the way gets to 60 under 6 seconds, looks great, bit heavy but again those start at 26k, so Abarth need to think long and hard about the UK price.

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #37 on: March 01, 2016, 11:29:55 am »
    base Audi TT starts at £27K and the roadster at under £29K

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #38 on: March 01, 2016, 11:33:45 am »
    base Audi TT starts at £27K and the roadster at under £29K

    Exactly, plenty of examples why Abarth need to price this 25k and under to make any sort of sense.  :thumb:

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #39 on: March 01, 2016, 11:45:18 am »
    Plus the coupe/roadster market will be soon getting more competitive with the likes of the Honda S660 and S2000, the Toyota S-FR and its established GT86, Opel sniffing about with its GT roadster concept "thing" as well as the already established MX5 and any future enhancements planned for that...
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #40 on: March 01, 2016, 11:52:47 am »
    It's very nice, but got to agree it's overpriced. That shouldn't come as a surprise though really.

    I assume the engine is lifted straight from the Mito QV 170 which generally can be had new for around £17-18K. They do have to ship the engines out to Japan of course, but that's their decision.

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #41 on: March 01, 2016, 11:58:59 am »
    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-geneva-motor-show/abarth-goes-back-motorsport-new-124-rally-car

    If it's going to cost mid 30k for a Esseesse spec car, thats the engine and 220 bhp performance it should be coming with ;)
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #42 on: March 01, 2016, 12:37:22 pm »
    Black bonnet looks awful.

    Multi air engine is rubbish.

    Top of the range MX5 only costs 25k and the engine is better.

    I'm out.

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #43 on: March 01, 2016, 12:51:18 pm »
    Looks like the black bonnet etc are a no cost option so no issue there. Remember this is the M/A II engine which is much more reliable, not that the first one wasn't and may force our tuning companies to actually crack them now, considering a good tune gets 200+ easily in the US. The engine in the MX5 certainly isn't better.

    My only issue is the possible price tag for the available performance but for me visually, it's way way nicer than the 500s and I have one lol.
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #44 on: March 01, 2016, 12:53:30 pm »
    My only issue is the possible price tag for the available performance but for me visually, it's way way nicer than the 500s and I have one lol.

    Snap, it's a stunning car, with a terrible price. Blows anything else I have seen out the water, but that price.... did I mention.. that price, lol.