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    Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Announced!



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    The 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth is now a full fledged Abarth model complete with a more powerful engine...

    Read about it here...

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    GLORY HALLELUJAH!

    ABARTH MODEL THIS YEAR!

    CIRCA $29,000 base price with shipping, manual transmission, 165hp/184ftlb

    Base model (non Abarth) 124 Spider list price under $25,000
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    Nice PR move by Fiat to make it a full Abarth (in name) and claim it has 5 more HP.

    In actuality, nothing has changed other than the badging.

    All 1.4Turbos produce 170hp, despite what they claim. This will eliminate some public angst from the original quotes about the Abarth Derivation having the same power, but in reality, like I said, nothing has changed.

    We still need a 200+ hp Abarth available for public sale to blow the doors off the competition. If this car had that, and the Brembos and Recaros as stock equipment, they could sell it for $35K ++ all day and would not be able to keep them in stock. And they could EASILY do it; but it would mean certifying the engine at higher boost; and I'm sure EPA certification isn't cheap.

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    Awesome news and well done Fiat NA.......You get all the Euro charm bla bla and that fantastic Abarth Engine.......bravo!

    I noticed the news on Jalopnik.....people already saying ya but Mazda more reliable LOL......if only they knew what wholesalers and used car managers thought of Mazdas up here in Canada......ahh perception!

    That being said, that Abarth will be a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

    Adding to this, the new restructuring by Kuniskis, things should get better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abarthman View Post
    Nice PR move by Fiat to make it a full Abarth (in name) and claim it has 5 more HP.

    In actuality, nothing has changed other than the badging.

    All 1.4Turbos produce 170hp, despite what they claim. This will eliminate some public angst from the original quotes about the Abarth Derivation having the same power, but in reality, like I said, nothing has changed.

    We still need a 200+ hp Abarth available for public sale to blow the doors off the competition. If this car had that, and the Brembos and Recaros as stock equipment, they could sell it for $35K ++ all day and would not be able to keep them in stock. And they could EASILY do it; but it would mean certifying the engine at higher boost; and I'm sure EPA certification isn't cheap.
    That's easy! Just "dummy down" that rally car version and make it street legal (barely!).
    Please Fiat! Please!
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    http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/new...id=17474&mid=1

    Is the full press release.

    All the other price news was good, but The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Prima Edizione Lusso has a U.S. MSRP of $35,000, plus $995 destination. OUCH.

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    I'm with Abarthman, why all the Abarth woohoo? 165HP? comon' son, my 5 year old Pontiac Solstice with a 2.0 L motor makes 265 hp, 280 with the available
    GM upgrade tune. If it doesn't get made with at least 200HP, it's no better than a Miata. The standard Spider version is the better deal....
    2013 500e Sport, Nero Metallic, all Abarth suspension, 17" Michi's, Koni Yellows, HID's

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    Quote Originally Posted by rnddude View Post
    I'm with Abarthman, why all the Abarth woohoo? 165HP? comon' son, my 5 year old Pontiac Solstice with a 2.0 L motor makes 265 hp, 280 with the available
    GM upgrade tune. If it doesn't get made with at least 200HP, it's no better than a Miata. The standard Spider version is the better deal....
    But with the Abarth you do get the LSD, upgraded suspension and option for the Brembos. Those are pretty big upgrades even if its only "5" hp more.
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    The big question is this: Now that the Elaborazione Abarth is off the table, whose arm do I have to twist to get a hold of one of the Elaborazione badges? It'd make a great addition to the Abarth corner of my garage, not to mention being an interesting piece of NA Fiat history !
    I spent most of my money on fast cars, guitars and pretty women. I somehow managed to waste the rest of it.

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    It sucks about the power rating but let the aftermarket have it and call it a day!
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