Cold, grey, slippery roads, snow slush – no, fun does not do that. Unless of course you’re sitting at the wheel of a car that is painted in Sunny “Costa Brava Red”, a Scorpion on the matte black painted engine bonnet has, on the name Abarth sounds and 170 HP on the rear axle balanced. We test the Abarth 124 Spider Turismo.

petrol in the blood

With a grim tubes of the 1.4-Liter four-cylinder when you press the start button. Outside, the sport exhaust system – yelling meanwhile loud enough to tickle people with petrol in their blood and the pleasure center in the brain. But it is also tame enough that it does not skin prior to scare the squirrels out of the trees. When you step on the accelerator, the tires bite into the snow. Second gear, third gear – the crisp, short six-speed gearbox of the Spider is simply fantastic. Asphalt like the Italians, of course, better. But despite the promised climate change-it’s just snow. Cattle man For the Winter, the Abarth Spider is a carbon roof

In tight curves, it helps to have a bit of a mess with the gas pedal in order for the Abarth in the subtle Drift waves around the corner – it’s the rear-wheel-drive live! Thanks to the mechanical differential Lock Grip and control often enough before at some point the ESP in-between skin. As overestimate it. and the car: The Abarth you can get with its ultra-short stub tail quickly captured, but even with “only” 170 HP, the small car is pretty toxic The suspension does a very good Job. The Abarth is deep and taut, but not overly hard. Cattle man Abarth Logo

Scorpion Alcantara

This car has to prepare only one purpose: fun. The but with style. The right Hand rests for a relaxed journey on the Alcantara-covered center console with an engraved Scorpion (the hallmark of the Abarth), red stitching, and for the wild chasing curves, the red 12 o’clock marking on the steering Wheel are a delight to the eye. The Ravages of winter, the small sports car is not its horrors: Heated sports seats and automatic air conditioning warm the body. To Warm the heart of the turbo engine under the elongated hood is responsible. And instead of a soft top for the Winter, a carbon Hardtop. The weighs only 16 kilograms, offers plenty of headroom and the worst driving and wind noise expertly. Inside, the Hardtop is lined with fabric.

FOCUS Online In whisper mode counter-Lamborghini-Poser: i8 Roadster in the video test Hardtop made of carbon weighs only 16 pounds

Only the ventilation must blow nice and doesn’t get free steamed-up Windows fast enough. The rear heated windscreen. Even wimps can do it in the Abarth Cockpit comfortably. In spite of the many amenities (navigation system, LED headlights, Parking sensors) helps the Cockpit Design – the Fiat / Abarth 124 and the largely identical Mazda MX-5 as is well known, with a Central tachometer to concentrate on the Essential. Livestock man of The 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo petrol engine in the Abarth 124 provides 125 kW / 170 HP

In 6.8 seconds from 0 to 100

The fun – from 0 to 100 km/h the Italians run in 6.8 seconds and the car will Overtake, thanks to 250 Newton-meters of torque in the 1.1 tons to the enjoyment – at the gas station by the way, not really noticeable. Although tests 8.4 liters at the end of our practice, in the column “average fuel consumption; officially, the car swallows only 6.4 liters. But the discrepancy between Norm and reality, you know the high-bred turbocharged engines. Who can just to spend 45,000 euros for the hot-blooded Abarth, glad, rather, that consumption remains brisk driving far below the 10-Liter limit. Not because of the money, but because you do not need to travel to the refueling break.


The Abarth is a car for the heart and for the eye: Strong and fast enough for spring fever in the Winter, but in relation to great sports cars, no gas guzzlers and just a beautiful elegant vehicle with a touch of “Bad Boy”Image. A Quasi-Muscle Car for the pocket.

FOCUS Online The perfect summer car? These top-record create only with a MX-5 type Fiat Roadster engine MultiAir Turbo displacement (cm3) 1368 power in HP (KW) at rpm 1 170 (125) 5500 Max. Torque (Nm) bei Umin-1 250 Nm at 2500 U/min High
speed (km/h)
224 acceleration 0-100 km/h (sec.) 6,8 transmission six – speed manual drive rear-wheel-drive Fuel type Super consumption-EU-Drittelmix (l/100 km) 6,4 FOCUS-Online-test consumption (l/100 km) 8,4 CO2-emissions (g/km) 148 length (mm) 4075 width (mm) 1740 height (mm) 1249 weight manufacturer
1135 max. Payload (kg) 180 price (euros) 40.900,00 € emission standard Euro 6 efficiency class: E Abarth Fiat Spider practice test


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