The ongoing Geneva Motor Show has been generous to Italian car fans – the Alfa Romeo Giulia range has been enhanced, Fiat brought the regular 124 roadster and Abarth presented not one but two versions of the model.
We especially like the Abarth version – ok, the rally one is stupendous but that one doesn’t count actually – which is why we’re hoping the Italian automaker would set aside all financing issues and morph the Spider into a Coupe as well. That won’t happen actually, because even we fans don’t see a business case there but at least we can dwell on the digital artist reinterpretation that has nailed to the point the “mini” Dodge Viper look. The Abarth version of the Spider is making us forget the 124 is based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata (which is not bad at all actually), and we can imagine this Coupe version sporting the innards of the new Abarth 124 Spider Rally.
That incarnation actually switched the 1.4-liter turbo engine to a beefier turbocharged 1.8-liter which has direct injection and packs 300 hp, delivered to the road via a six-speed sequential gearbox. This render is paying tribute to the Viper “connection” and even comes with the latter’s bubble roof – though we also appreciate the fastback lines that have been inserted for good measure.
Via Theophilus Chin