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From Old To New Fiat 124 Rally Spider – Abarth

Wondering which roadster among the convertible cars can you pick up for yourself? People these days are often comparing between the Mazda MX-5 Miata and its counterpart the Fiat 124 Rally Spider.  Tuned by an Italian automaker, it stands out to be a spectacular demonstration of how perfection in performance manifests with great vision amongst the convertible cars.

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Specs for the European Model:

Inspiration:

Inspired from the famous Fiat Model, this Abarth version actually takes a lot from Mazda. The version which comes with a Scorpion emblem has a lot of upgrades in terms of performance. However, it attempts to load the old look by stripping around 100 pounds so that it comes out feathery.

Engine:

You will come across a 1.4-litre turbo four under its hood. It produces an 184-pound feet torque. Abarth offers a prodigious 170 horsepower. You get to choose between an automatic transmission and a 6-speed manual. The suspension is hardened and it can be adjusted in four ways. However, when it comes to its performance and other components, you will not find much of a difference.

Steering:

Fiat 124 Rally Spider comes with an electrically assisted steering. It has a proper mechanical limited-slip as compared to the open rear diff assists it to distribute the torque application in the corners. Also, there is a sports button. It has a smaller diameter with better grip as compared to the other convertibles. The delightful story of the Fiat 124 Rally Spider doesn’t end here. The engineer decided to offer an interesting appearance to it.

The Look:

The vents are larger; there is a full aero kit, a black hood so that the glare could be easily curbed. It comes with a bootlid replicated in a matt texture that gives this convertible a smarter and professional look. With 17-inch alloys, short gear lever and aluminum pedals, you will be simply amazed at the look of this car in totality.

Modern Appeal:

There is a lot of sense and vision in engineering this convertible. It carries the sporty cabin of the original 124 Spider but is available in different colors. There are leather seats for ergonomic seating and a plush look on the inside. Metal pedals beneath the dashboard simply accentuate the look of this wonder named Fiat 124 Rally Spider.

All in all, the Fiat 124 Rally Spider, is Fiat’s efforts to take on the retro effect. In the 196’s the original 124 Spider did really enjoy a wide success.

Fiat 124 Rally Spider Abarth

It lasted for almost a decade with its loyal followers and fans. Taking a cue from its styling, the Abarth does a pretty good job in restructuring the old model to fit into the new generation.

For the lovers of Fiat 750 Zagato – Abarth 2!

Every car lover would know the way Fiat 750 Zagato – Abarth 2 was a collaborative efforts of Abartha and Fiat. This car model has built a name and repute for itself in way back in the year 1956. Soon it branched out and was used for different categories of motor sport. It had the body and floorpan that of a Fiat 600, but the mechanical genius Abarth fitted his modified engines. The proto types of this automobile used high comprehension head and the exhaust that gave it a speed to beat majority of its competitors.

First Appearance:

Fiat 750 abarth convertible

Fiat 750 Zagato – Abarth 2 first appeared in the Geneva Motor Show which gave it a good exposure and soon began its full fledged production. Its final design had a double bubble rood, twin bumprettes and twin intakes on the engine cover at the rear side. This model exemplified lightweight which was critically appreciated.

Different Versions:

Fiat 750 Zagato – Abarth engine sport

After the success of the prototype, the Fiat 750 Zagato – Abarth 2 kicked off pretty well in the market. In fact Fiat issued several versions of it. The Fiat with chassis number 222623 was the first one to hit the domestic Italian roads. Since there are

The other derivative was Fiat-Abarth 850 which was taken for national competitions. With the speed of 154km/h (which is almost 96mph), it was one of the best creation of Abarth. Impressed by its built the people demanded this model and it was further developed to suit the comfort of the users.

There were several other models on the lines of Fiat 750 Zagato like Abarth 700, 850 Allemano, 850 TC Berlina etc. They all owe their emergence and success to 750 Zagato.

Specialty of Fiat 750 Zagato:

Fiat 750 Zagato – Abarth interior

Originally this model had single cam engine. It had a slightly changed version named ‘America’ which was luxurious to suit the users of United States. For the Italian markets they came up with a model that had uncovered headlamps and taillights that were smaller than the original one.

Every little detail was important when the Fait 750 Zagato was made. For instance if you look at its ‘America’, you will find a slightly different layout for its rear license plate. The double bubble design was a rage which was actually meant to accommodate the 43 CV (32kW) engine. So, it was only the floorpan of the Fiat 600 that was actually utilized in making this moeld.

Agarth was always concerned with the innovation of the design and engines of the car. This is precisely why he must have set out to introduce the variants of the 750 Zagato. The most interesting version was that of soft-top or the Spider version. Several car experts claim that there were around 4 cars of very unique type were constructed. They were exhibited at the Turin Auto Show in 1957.

You might come across several online dealer sites that claim to sell the Convertible Cars model of 750 Zagato. Since the model is very rare, it can be very expensive and you need to be discreet.