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Offline Lewis

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Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
« Reply #90 on: March 05, 2016, 08:05:42 pm »
Having returned from my flying visit to the Geneva Motorshow I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the car.

I don't want to focus too much on what has already been said in this thread and youtube (other than I think its a great car!). I tried to focus on some of the smaller details which haven't been picked up by the motoring press which some of others may (or may not) be curious about.

 I will add pictures below to go with my comments  (plus a few tasty pics of the interior of the 124 Rally) :thumb:

Engine Bay - I thought the engine cover looked fantastic and gave the car a more premium feel with its Carbon Fibre effect

The Brake discs are four piston Brembos but were not drilled as was the case previously - It's unclear if this is due to these cars just being "show cars" as opposed to the "finished article"

The Scorpion engraving in the arm rest was really cool

A few of the "vents" around the car looked to be more for show as opposed to being real vents

The Black "Heritage" parts on the bonnet and boot are indeed a wrap. However, given that the 124 badge is on the black part I'm not sure how practical it would be to remove the wrap later if desired (others are better placed to answer this question than me!).

Both the driver and passenger sides have metal footwell plates which looked the business

In summary - bring on September!

Lewis

(P.s. Apologies for the quality of the photos. I ended up having to use my phone camera due to some technical issues!)


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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #91 on: March 05, 2016, 08:26:48 pm »
    Pics  ;D
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #92 on: March 05, 2016, 08:28:18 pm »
    124 Rally Goodness  :thumb:
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #93 on: March 05, 2016, 08:44:30 pm »
    Thank you Lewis, excellent. :thumb:

    That is one prominent brake lever for cornering  ;D

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #94 on: March 07, 2016, 12:14:47 pm »
    As above, thanks Lewis, I really like the car a lot! Can't wait to take one for a spin in September :D

    The wrap is a no cost option apparently atm, so you can order them without apparently if needed which is good :)
    Taking it off would be easy anyway, just remove the badge behind some trim I imagine.

    LOVE the rolled exhaust tips compared to the straight cut tips on the current 595 models.

    Looking at the hard top on the rally one, I think it's safe to say that it will eventually make it's way to a road version, it has to surely if they can provide it as a rally spec, I'm assuming that top was removable?

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #95 on: March 07, 2016, 01:07:12 pm »
    As above, thanks Lewis, I really like the car a lot! Can't wait to take one for a spin in September :D

    The wrap is a no cost option apparently atm, so you can order them without apparently if needed which is good :)
    Taking it off would be easy anyway, just remove the badge behind some trim I imagine.

    LOVE the rolled exhaust tips compared to the straight cut tips on the current 595 models.

    Looking at the hard top on the rally one, I think it's safe to say that it will eventually make it's way to a road version, it has to surely if they can provide it as a rally spec, I'm assuming that top was removable?

    Noooooooooooooo!!! The rolled tips are horrid! They look like Halfords exhaust ends! I LOVE the straight cut look (but of course that's just my humble opinion  :whistle: )
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #96 on: March 07, 2016, 04:47:22 pm »
    Side note.... that air box position is perfect for a quality RAM intake system...... mmmmmmm.

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #97 on: March 08, 2016, 06:31:46 pm »
    whats with the fake side air  vents ?:S
    Now with added monza fun :P

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #98 on: March 08, 2016, 07:22:54 pm »
    I agree - completely compromises the "brand" image - along with the wraps.

    Just shows that it's a cynical marketing exercise by Fiat suits and really turns me off the brand I'm afraid.

    Very disappointing as it could have been so much better :(

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #99 on: March 08, 2016, 07:26:13 pm »
    whats with the fake side air  vents ?:S

    As someone said, it's probably where the orange reflectors go on the USA models. I have my eye on what BHP the USA are getting in their Abarth version considering their Fiat 124 is already 160.....  :whistle:  (Possibly revealed at NY Auto show in a few weeks time?)

    I wont be too pleased if they get 200 right out the box, in fact I don't think anyone apart from the USA will.
    « Last Edit: March 08, 2016, 07:30:08 pm by PORTHOS »

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #100 on: March 09, 2016, 09:28:09 am »
    whats with the fake side air  vents ?:S

    As someone said, it's probably where the orange reflectors go on the USA models. I have my eye on what BHP the USA are getting in their Abarth version considering their Fiat 124 is already 160.....  :whistle:  (Possibly revealed at NY Auto show in a few weeks time?)

    I wont be too pleased if they get 200 right out the box, in fact I don't think anyone apart from the USA will.

    I guess it will be 180-200bhp...  It can't deliver less than 20bhp extra imho.

    We will eventually get the same engine output as it seems to be standard for Abarth to have three (or more) trim  levels. The Abarth 500-series span 50bhp between the standard and the Biposto...

    If they would have started with a 200bhp engine in Europe/UK, there would have been no room for improvement. They want to enlong the product life-cycles as much as possible - we've had the Abarth 500 for more than eight years now.

    I would guess they will never reach more than 210bhp with a 1.4L multiair.  As standard that is...
    It will be more than OK for an Abarth 500 (next gen), an Abarth 124 and an upcoming abarth 500x. Abarth should'nt be a Ferrari.





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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #101 on: March 09, 2016, 12:32:50 pm »
    This^^^ I will happily continue ownership of my 180 Comp until they bring out the more powerful 124 :)
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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #102 on: March 09, 2016, 01:49:14 pm »
    This^^^ I will happily continue ownership of my 180 Comp until they bring out the more powerful 124 :)


    :thumb:

    +2, I give it a year before they release an Esseesse type version, at least they did with the first 500 :)

    Perhaps more choice on wheels and interior's too with Sabelts would be nice :)

    Early days obviously for the 124, but I still think it's a good start.
    « Last Edit: March 09, 2016, 01:59:01 pm by PORTHOS »

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #103 on: March 09, 2016, 02:47:59 pm »
    Have to say I am warming up to this 124, I really like my MX5 but would like it to have a more rapid feeling like my APESS, just having a turbo engine may do the business, I had been planning to turbo charge my 5 for next season but its a rough old snotter I bought as a RWD learning tool before buying a 4C, until I drove a 4C and found it not so good :( hence thinking about the tuning route but money would be better spent else where on something shiny and new than my knackered old girl.

    Regarding power, not so fussy actually, it just needs to be nice and revvy and hold big skids without TC like my 5 and I am good :D A 160bhp RWD Abarth will be much more fun than a 200+bhp FWD Abarth.

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    Re: Abarth 124 - Geneva
    « Reply #104 on: March 10, 2016, 12:26:00 pm »
    170 Andy ;) and each to to their own, I certainly wouldn't swap it for my 180 comp at the moment ;)
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