Fiat has expelled a short, though honeyed teaser video of a U.S.-specification 124 Spider Abarth removing prepared to welcome a 2019 indication year. Details are not accessible during this point, though we do get to hear a raspy soundtrack generated by a turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine. The video does seem to concentration on a empty while a one-sentence press recover says something about a car’s new sound, so chances are a 2019MY will be a bit louder.
It’s too shortly to contend either a reworked sound will be complemented by an upgraded engine, that now produces 164 horsepower and 250 Newton-meters (184 pound-feet) of torque in a U.S. model. Abarth positively knows a thing or dual about a T-Jet engine, carrying upgraded a section to 177 hp for a 695 Rivale. Putting dual and dual together, we could be looking during a few some-more ponies for a Italian droptop of Japanese origins.
This week’s exhibit of a U.S.-spec 124 Spider Abarth will follow a tricked-out 124 GT for Europe exhibited progressing this year during a Geneva Motor Show. It had a CO fiber hardtop weighing 16 kilograms (35 pounds) and sat on 17-inch OZ wheels lighter by approximately 3 kg (6.6 lbs) compared to a customary set. Other goodies exhibited in Switzerland were a CO fiber side counterpart caps and back spoiler.
It stays to be seen either a North American indication will steal a few of a 124 GT’s goodies for a arriving indication year change. We’ll know what’s what in a entrance days as Fiat has betrothed to betray a indication after this week.
As a final note, a platform-sharing Mazda MX-5 RF was updated a small over a month ago in a U.S. where it got an additional 26 hp and 4 Nm (3 lb-ft) for the 2.0-liter SkyActiv engine, now pumping out 181 hp and 204 Nm (151 lb-ft).