Abarth 595 Competizione and Spider 124, a test circuit

Abarth 595 Competizione and Spider 124, a test circuit

Abarth 595 Competizione new Spider and 124 are like day and night in behavior, but the two share something: they are extremely fun to drive.

Abarth 595 Competizione and Spider 124, two sports very different

Abarth 595 Competizione and Spider 124, two sports very different

Abarth 595 Competizione and Spider 124, two sports very different

Abarth 595 Competizione and Spider 124, two sports very different

He Abarth 124 Spider It was one of the most anticipated sporting new year, and is now finally in our country. It will be sold at a price of 35,830 euros, including discounts, as the sportiest version of the saga. The Fiat 124 Spider declares 140 hp, while its Japanese sibling, the Mazda MX-5 remains as much in the 160 hp. With the 170 hp Abarth 124 Spider, and Special sports training in the Italian Mirafiori factory, this scorpion is the hottest of all.

124 Spider arrival coincides with a interesting renewal in Abarth, with the family 595, we could also look closely at our visit to the Circuit de Navarra, days before the celebration of the "Abarth Day" that the brand held in Los Arcos with all his fans. The small Italian sports car now has a more muscular and sporty: On the front, plus new lights ledes highlights oversized intakes air, in line with the cooling improvements mechanical turbo petrol 1.4 T-JET range.

Abarth 124 Spider

More power, more sportiness

This engine is enhanced In both variants of access to the range: the Abarth "normal" 595 It has now 145 hp, Meanwhile he Tourism 595 states 165 hp. At the summit of the 595 family is the version Competizione, that while maintaining its 180 hp, features interesting news on the sports field. Such as tourism, the 595 Competizione has a Garrett turbo under the hood; yes, it appropriates the same dual exhaust system "Record Monza" the 124 Spider, which gives a rich sound when accelerating.

Optionally, one may incorporate a mechanical locking differential, where applicable from the Abarth 696 Biposto, sportier car of the Italian sports brand. And it is that much of the experience gained in this car younger siblings inherited: the 595 Competizione, for example, can be incorporated within the dashboard carbon fiber Biposto (optional). What comes standard, like the exhaust system, is the new sports steering wheel and the type seats backet, which give a superior lateral support as well as SPORT button amending the laws of torque, throttle, steering and graphics instrumentation.

Abarth 595 Competizione

To test the two new Italian sports

As mentioned earlier, Abarh 595 Competizione Abarth 124 Spider and two sports are totally different philosophiesThe first, smaller, lighter and more powerful, but front-wheel drive, which ultimately is what determines the behavior; 124 Spider, meanwhile, is more car, bigger, more established, with a lightweight front axle (the engine is front center position) and, importantly, rear-wheel drive. He mechanical locking differential It comes standard on the convertible car, while the 595 Competizione is optional. Both have a rich sound thanks to successful system escape "Record Monza".

Have the opportunity to test both cars in circuit in a short interval of minutes is the best way to stay with their keys. Lightness, power, agility and fun on all four sides perfectly defined either. With the Abarth 595 Competizione you have a neurobehavioral more rapidly curve If you want to go fast, but not too unstable; however, the 124 Spider You have to watch the footsteps of accelerator to not take fright, but then braking is much more capable the small 595.

With this barely see signs of oversteer or understeer, just a perfectly controllable slip when leaving the curve at full acceleration. Another way of fun, but very different from the feel of the Italian convertible, that from the first curve can negotiate curves differently, playing with a front axle much lightened (The engine is in the central-rear position), an very playful rear axle and strong braking equipment with a game Brembo vented and perforated discs of 280 mm. Road also settled the behavior of the 124 Spider it a car more valid for the day to day.

Abarth 595 Competizione

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