Fiat 124 Spider 2016

laxmax613

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A 3.2 isn't going to happen, the extra length up front likely is to make space for the 1.4's intercooler. I'd expect the Abarth to be a hotter turbo four... if you do stuff the 2.9 V6 from the Giulia in there it'd have 375kW - more than three times the oomph of the 2.0 ND :driving:

I'll hold out an actual judgement until I've seen and driven it in the metal - for example, the bigger boot might make up for the larger rear overhang :dunno:

Does that lump have a published weight yet? I'd like to know how much it'd screw with handling. if it won't be that big a deal, damn you've got a pretty awesome machine on your hands.
 

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Ah... well, if you want to blow up your 124 :dunno:

If the car's designed for lightness and the 160hp 2.0/1.4T with an option for an Abarth at 200-250hp, putting 510hp into the car is going to need so many changes it'd be an entirely different car afterwards... that's after you changed the front end for a larger one to accommodate twice the displacement, cooling, etc. - it's just not going to happen.
 

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Just came here to say: I still want one.
 

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IIRC, that color is exclusive to the launch edition. Regular Spiders get the choice of some reds and grays.
 

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IIRC, that color is exclusive to the launch edition. Regular Spiders get the choice of some reds and grays.
I think that's a US limitation, Azzurro Italia is listed as a regular colour over here - just like Rosso Passione, the only colour for our launch "Anniversary Edition" limited to, you guessed it, 124 cars.
 

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Saw that one in person yesterday, certainly looks better than photos. And in my opinion, it looks better than the ND.
 

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Soo...rebounded after your experience with the 500 or are you in for a Miata in a different suit?
Miata in a different suit. I'm only hoping that they tested the shit out of the 124 specific engine...but given my experiences with the 500 I have my doubts...because FCA.

At least i can sigh wistfully at the blue as I'm stranded on the side of the road, hood open.
 
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