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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth debuts with 160-hp

Fiat has unveiled a new Abarth version of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, the 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth. Powered by the same 160-hp turbocharged 1.4L as the 500 Abarth, the 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth also gets a sport suspension, mechanical limited slip differential, Sport Mode selector and sport-tuned, chrome quad-tip exhaust.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth

Fiat has unveiled a new Abarth version of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, the 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth. Powered by the same 160-hp turbocharged 1.4L as the 500 Abarth, the 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth also gets a sport suspension, mechanical limited slip differential, Sport Mode selector and sport-tuned, chrome quad-tip exhaust.

The 1.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder engine generates 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The Elaborazione Abarth-exclusive Sport Mode changes the calibrations of the engine, automatic transmission, electric power steering and dynamic stability control system to give the roadster a sportier driving experience. The available Brembo braking system with 17-inch alloy wheels offers monoblock aluminum calipers with four pistons, allowing for improved braking.

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Compared to the rest of the 124 Spider lineup, the 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth gets unique front and rear fascia, black side sills, 17-inch Gun Metal aluminum wheels and a sport-tuned, chrome quad-tip exhaust with a unique exhaust sound. There are five available paint colors: Bianco Gelato, Rosso Passione, Nero Cinema, Grigio Argento and tri-coat Bianco Perla.

Inside the 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth features Rosso (red) stitching throughout and a matte black instrument panel bezel, unique instrument cluster, aluminum-accented sport pedals and a unique gear shift knob. Unique Nero leather/microfiber seats are standard, while leather seats in Nero or Nero/Rosso are available. For true performance enthusiasts, leather and Alcantara Recaro seats are also available in Nero.

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