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Abarth Cars => Abarth 124 Spider => Topic started by: 124Abarthreplica on January 07, 2016, 04:05:25 pm

Title: NEWS LATEST
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on January 07, 2016, 04:05:25 pm
Today, AutoItalia magazine report the Abarth 124 will be powered by a 190bhp version of the 1.4 MA Turbo engine. :thumb:
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Post by: Brian1612 on January 07, 2016, 04:43:21 pm
I did guess this... also reports of 210 bhp for an Esseesse type model. I am interested now....

Wonder if they do a line up similar to the 500 with a range of 3 engines. 170 bhp standard, 190 bhp & 210 bhp. Also talks of a hard core version which funnily enough was quoted as up to 220 bhp...  Would all fall in place!
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: Lewis on January 07, 2016, 07:13:14 pm
Interesting comment from Phil Ward (Editor of Auto Italia) in the comments section  ;)

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/abarth-will-inject-fiat-124-spider-200-hp-send-hardtop/

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Post by: Brian1612 on January 08, 2016, 11:31:29 am
Personally hope Abarth bring it as a Coupe or Hard top. Should make it look that much better! Wonder when we will some proper photo's of it...
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Post by: PORTHOS on January 08, 2016, 11:31:57 am
Excellent!  ;D 200bhp+ will most definitely pull me in  :thumb:

And as above, a hard top would blow my mind.
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on January 08, 2016, 04:55:02 pm
Remember this is just lazy journalism from just about anywhere reporting 'Pistonheads' who probably got it from the internet somewhere in the US that:-

" will be tuned from its current 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque to a healthier 200+ horses."

Obviously reporting the US spec. standard 124 at 160bhp and probably guessing at 200+ 'horses' :deadhorse:
And so it goes on:-

"Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/abarth-will-inject-fiat-124-spider-200-hp-send-hardtop/#ixzz3wfigKsbm
Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook"

Rant nearly over :whistle:
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: Lewis on January 08, 2016, 07:35:40 pm
I didn't think the review was particularly informative or well written but thought it was interesting that the editor of Auto Italia has allegedly seen the car and says it looks nothing like the rendering.
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: Salvos_White_Abarth on January 08, 2016, 10:44:28 pm
good cos i think that rendering looks awful lol
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Post by: 124Abarthreplica on February 06, 2016, 04:26:07 pm
Not the Abarth version but Fiat.co.uk now offers further details on the 124 via an email address invite :thumb:
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Post by: Salvos_White_Abarth on February 13, 2016, 07:50:49 pm
well the fiat version visually doesn't change much except bumpers and interior slightly.
so if they do that with abarth it will be a shame as they want to go "extreme" so im really hoping for something bit more "extreme"
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: adw1979 on February 15, 2016, 03:22:47 pm
Saw this today on some website
here is the link http://www.telegraaf.nl/autovisie/autovisie_nieuws/fiat/25204396/__Bevestigd__1.4_Turbo_voor_Abarth_124_Spider__.html

sorry if its old news
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on February 15, 2016, 04:36:44 pm
Not seen this before. :thumb:

Interestingly it states both the Fiat and Abarth versions will be available this year :thumb:
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Post by: Brian1612 on February 16, 2016, 12:08:11 am
Just some info for you guys from a reliable source. 170 bhp, will have  mechanical LSD, 0-62 in 6.8s. Apparently will be a launch model but also news of a second engine choice on top of the 1.4L. The other engine is supercharged... hopeful of more power from this other engine. As things stands why would I go from a 180 comp which is faster and more powerful to something less powerful and slower. Roll on a 200 bhp esseesse model please abarth which is close to or breaks the the 6s mark.
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: PORTHOS on February 16, 2016, 01:26:30 pm
As things stands why would I go from a 180 comp which is faster and more powerful to something less powerful and slower. Roll on a 200 bhp esseesse model please abarth which is close to or breaks the the 6s mark.

I could bet the 180 Comp is actually slower (at least from a standstill) plus it's much less aerodynamic and heavier and seriously lacking an LSD, the ESP is always kicking in too near the limit and although it's keeping the car on the road it feels like it's a bit too soon.

I would love a 200bhp 124 though, would blow my mind, but even with 170Bhp, it's all about the perfect balanced drifting handling....  :whistle:
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: sdonnetini on February 16, 2016, 04:09:26 pm
Just in Italy at the moment. Bought a copy of Quattroruote where they have their first full road test of the 124. 140hp with 177 ib-ft torque good for the 62mph sprint in 7.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 133mph. Cutting a long story short and my Italian reading isn't what it once was, aside from road noise with roof down/up and visibility, they loved it, especially the way it handles and feels. No official word on price yet, but they touting this model in the region of 33,000 euros.
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Post by: Brian1612 on February 17, 2016, 11:49:46 am
It isn't quicker though according to the numbers. They need more power than 170 bhp and until that happens I am thrilled to hold onto my 180 competizione until they release the proper hot 124 and not the standard custom type model. Here is hoping they follow in the footsteps of the 500 and do the base model with 170, a turismo type with 190 and a competizione/esseesse type range topper with 210 haha!

170bhp certainly doesn't impress me though and I fully expect a more powerful version to come alongside it on the 1st of March, I hope anyway.
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: Salvos_White_Abarth on February 17, 2016, 05:04:21 pm
I doubt theyl be just 1 engine version.

the 500s and puntos have gone from 13,160,170,180and 190 bhp over the years so I im sure theyl be more powerful ones out there espesh if abarth want to be more "extreme"
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on February 23, 2016, 02:39:51 pm
Mazda have just released a 'Recaro' version of the MX5.

Perhaps they are turning up the wick just before Fiat 124s' entrance :thumb:
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: Brian1612 on February 23, 2016, 04:37:50 pm
Just... 24k for something that's still slow and doesn't look particularly nice. I have a good idea of what the 124 is going to look like now and wow, it will look the part.
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: jimmyl on February 24, 2016, 10:30:41 am
A still from the Real Italian Job Part Two video.....
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Post by: PORTHOS on February 24, 2016, 10:38:59 am
A still from the Real Italian Job Part Two video.....

I thought I recognised that pic......  :thumb:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1Fs068tAoN8/VsxLWf1JtaI/AAAAAAAAQ-8/K8FgjaxPFmM/s720-Ic42/fiat-124-abarth-disegno-2.jpg)
Looks like it's genuine then  ;D

Source: http://www.alvolante.it/news/fiat-124-spider-abarth-344979 (http://www.alvolante.it/news/fiat-124-spider-abarth-344979)
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Post by: Brian1612 on February 24, 2016, 12:09:47 pm
All very exciting at the moment! :D
Title: Re: NEWS LATEST
Post by: Salvos_White_Abarth on February 24, 2016, 02:35:12 pm
just about to post the same image lol. it cant be a million miles away from it