The Abarth 124 GT comes standard with a carbon fiber roof, 17-inch OZ ultra-light alloys, a Bose sound system and the Visibility Pack, which features dusk and rain sensors, rear parking sensors and adaptive front LED headlights.
Future owners will be able to remove the 16 kg carbon fiber hard-top very easily, making the transition from a small, sporty grand tourer to a convertible. The roof is also said to maintain the car’s 50:50 weight distribution and even comes with an efficient defroster for the rear window.
Other features include the the mechanical self-locking differential, offering improved traction, but also the Record Monza exhaust system, giving the car its recognizable Abarth sound.
Powering the 124 GT is a 1.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 170 PS (168 HP) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque. In a straight line, it can take you from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds, while top speed is set at 144 mph (231 km/h), as far as the manual transmission version is concerned. Opt for the 6-speed automatic and you’ll be hitting 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, maxing out at 142 mph (228 km/h).
The 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine is said to have a combined cycle of 44.1 mpg (6.4 l/100km – 36.7 US mpg) for the manual and 42.8 mpg (6.6 l/100km – 35.6 US mpg) for the automatic.