Abarth turns 70 this yr, and as a part of its birthday party, Fiat and its tuning arm have brought the restrained-edition Abarth 124 Rally Tribute. Inspired by way of the R-GT Cup vehicle that took home forty magnificence victories an ultimate year, the Abarth 124 Rally Tribute can be ordered in either crimson or white. No count which shade you pick, even though, the hood is painted matte black.
Inside, you get heated leather-based seats, microsuede trim, Abarth floor mats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, a Bose sound system, and automatic weather manage. If you want, you could order the Abarth 124 Rally Tribute with an optionally available carbon-fiber hardtop, in addition to a larger strut brace that guarantees to improve coping with. And dig the ones white wheels.
Sadly, if you had been expecting a large power boom, you’re out of good fortune. The 1.4-liter turbo-4 makes 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, that’s six extra horsepower than you get with a regular 124 Abarth. An enormously low 2,337-pound lessen weight enables make up for the low energy output, but its zero-to-sixty two-mph time of 6. Eight seconds nevertheless isn’t in particular quick. For comparison, our colleagues at MotorTrend have been capable of getting the 181-hp 2019 Mazda MX-5 as much as 60 mph in as low as 5.7 seconds.
But although the Miata is faster, the Rally Tribute comes with the 124 Abarth’s optional twin-mode Record Monza exhaust. So you might not win many drag races, but you’ll honestly experience the sounds you’re making along the manner.
Considering all the options the Rally Tribute includes and the truth that best 124 might be constructed, we’ve a sense the fee tag can be a terrific bit better than the $29,590 it takes to get into a base Abarth within the U.S. Then again, there’s no word on whether or not the rally-stimulated roadster may also make it stateside. Hopefully, Fiat confirms that it’s going to at the Abarth 124 Rally Tribute’s Geneva motor show debut.