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Author Topic: Abarth 124 Spider - few pics and new video from Brands Hatch  (Read 1586 times)

Offline jonscz

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Hi all.
I was lucky enough to go to Brands Hatch today to drive (and be driven in) the 695 and the Abarth 124 Spider and I can confirm that in the right hands (ie the professional racing driver, Emma Selway's - not mine...!!!) that the 124 is a very capable and rapid car.
Afterwards, I drove it for 3 laps and found it to be a great car - it has just the right amount of power to be fun. It was never going to break the lap record, but I emerged with a big smile and it handled beautifully. The brakes were superb - again under Emma's control they pulled up the car with great confidence (they didn't get that much of a workout from me...) and she was really going for it...!
The whole car felt taught and very agile.
I was very impressed - so much so that I now have to decide whether to sell my very rapid Caterham for something that's fun, but more usable.
The pics and 'youtube' link are hopefully attached (it's only a quick video from my phone - it wasn't worth putting track shots as the car was too far away and filming from inside the car isn't allowed).
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    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    Re: Abarth 124 Spider - few pics and new video from Brands Hatch
    « Reply #1 on: July 28, 2016, 10:46:43 am »
    Good to know, thank you for the update :thumb:

    Offline jonscz

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    Re: Abarth 124 Spider - few pics and new video from Brands Hatch
    « Reply #2 on: July 28, 2016, 12:27:01 pm »
    Hi again.
    Just a quick update as I don't normally put videos on YouTube - I have edited the settings so it should play on this site now - sorry about that..!
    Cheers

    Offline PJ595

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    Re: Abarth 124 Spider - few pics and new video from Brands Hatch
    « Reply #3 on: July 28, 2016, 01:50:48 pm »
    Nice and a descent report thank you.
    Regards PJ
    Podium Blue Abarth 595 and Amore Red Fiat 500X Cross Plus driver. Love them both. Automotive E-Broker.

     

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