The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is a turbocharged automobile with an critical Japanese contribution. So too was a early ’80s Fiat Spider 2000 Turbo. The Spider Turbo was a U.S.-only automobile that had a Japanese turbocharger that increasing energy by about 20%. It was combined by Legend and Fiat USA and about 700 were built.
There are flourishing Fiat 2000 Turbos. Hemmings has a 1981 indication for sale in mind condition for $13,500.
In 1982 Motorweek tested a Fiat Spider 2000 Turbo and found it to be really discerning for a times. It set a new Motorweek contrast record for 40-55 MPH flitting and ran from 0-62 MPH in 8.6 seconds. For some perspective, cruise that zeroto60times.com lists a 1982 Corvette as wanting 9.1 seconds to go from 0-60 MPH. Motorweek found a turbo energy well-spoken as good with no punchy lag.
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Owners of a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider know that a roof can be lifted or lowered simply by a motorist while seated in a car. Watch John Davis of Motorweek do a same in 1982 in a video below. Big strides have been done in a ergonomics of a Spider over a years. However, dual large facilities a aged spider had that a new one does not have were a spare tire and a tiny back seat.