Lightning Lap 2017: Fiat 124 Spider Abarth

There’s technique to creation a Fiat quick. Its turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-four doesn’t like to rev though offers important midrange snort, permitting us to equivocate changeable in places where a automobile with reduction torque (it has a 36-pound-foot advantage over a MX-5) competence need to go down a gear. Short-shifting during 6000 rpm keeps it on a boil, too. But mostly, a Spider simply requires commitment—a good out-of-date faith that a 70-mph slip in a low-powered, lightweight automobile is recoverable and, in fact, improves path times. The Spider keeps a finish of a deal. It has reduction physique hurl than a Miata, that gives it some-more certainty in these situations. Exiting a infield, it carries large slides between a esses, scrubbing speed and permitting us to stay committed to a stifle and say boost, that is faster than lifting. So it might not be friendlier than a Miata, though it certain is quicker.

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