Abarth 124 Spider 2019 review

I should make this transparent during a beginning, this Monza book is an ultra-limited trim, with only 30 cars accessible in Australia. Ours was series 26, a manual, wearing a drive-away cost of $46,950.

That’s expensive, though not outrageously so. An homogeneous high-spec primer MX-5, for instance (GT 2.0 Roadster), comes in during a before-on-roads cost of $42,820. Looking outward Hiroshima, we can also be hopping into possibly a Toyota 86 GTS Performance primer ($39,590), or a Subaru BRZ tS primer ($40,434) for less.

So, a Abarth is a many costly of a singular pool of choices. Thankfully it does offer a small some-more than only Italian grit and some oversized scorpion badges.

Standard on each automobile are 17-inch gunmetal amalgamate wheels, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Mazda’s rather good MZD program (but no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto support), a Bose reward sound system, exhilarated front seats, and keyless entrance with push-button start.

The 124’s 17-inch alloys come in only one design, though they demeanour fantastic. (image credit: Tom White)

Performance-wise, each automobile gets four-piston Brembo front brakes, Bilstein cessation and a automatic limited-slip differential.

The Monza book adds a routinely discretionary ($1490) contrast-stitched ‘Abarth’ red and black full leather seats, and a ‘Visibility Pack’ ($2590) consisting of full LED steering-responsive front lighting, back parking sensors and camera, as good as washers for a headlamps. The container also adds equipment to this car’s rather singular reserve suite, that we’ll speak about later.

These sold seats routinely live on a options list. (image credit: Tom White)

Most notably, this book finally grants a 124 a empty complement it deserves, a orderly named “Record Monza” system, that uses a mechanically actuated valve to have a 1.4-litre turbo barking and spitting divided in a stupidly smile-inducing way.

Every 124 should have this system, it adds most indispensable play to a engine note, though isn’t as obnoxiously shrill as something like a effusive AMG A45.

Mazda’s sharp and elementary multimedia complement creates an appearance, though misses out on phone connectivity. (image credit: Tom White)

The Abarth isn’t as crazily specified as some of today’s run-of-the-mill SUVs, sure. But that’s not what this automobile is about, and for what it’s worth, it has only about all you’ll unequivocally need and positively some-more than a 86 or BRZ, assisting to clear the additional money ask.

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