The British summer is officially underway (hooray!), and we have a car that is perfect for the weekend sunshine. The Abarth 124 Spider is much more than just a souped-up version of Fiat’s two-seater of the same name. It's an eye-catching, high performance and great-handling take on the 124 formula, which looks and sounds appropriately sporting. It ticks plenty of summertime boxes, not least because it’s a convertible! Dreamy.
This drop-top really gives the much-loved Mazda MX-5 a run for its money (and it shares some parts with it, too). Building on the base of the Fiat 124 Spider, it produces 170hp, a 30hp increase. This means the Abarth can do 0-62mph in just 6.8 seconds has a top speed of 144mph. Additionally, the turbocharged 1.4-litre engine and six-speed gearbox (you can get a manual, but this one's an auto) come with sweet rear-wheel drive agility. It's a cinch-certified way to make the most of a sunny day.
While the 124 Spider's focus is on driving fun, Abarth doesn't leave you short of tech inside the car. The example we've highlighted in cinch's showroom has keyless start, air conditioning, cruise control and a DAB radio, as part of a seven-inch touchscreen complete with Bluetooth and satnav. Oh, and a pair of heated seats mean you can get the top down even if the sun isn't shining. Just as long as it’s not raining, of course!
The 124 Spider produced by Fiat is relatively understated, but the Abarth version will certainly turn heads when you're out and about this summer. This car accents its white body with red door mirrors and matching brake calipers. These are matched by the red Abarth badges and, when you climb inside, leather seats finished in the same shade. The ‘ABARTH’ lettering stitched into the seats is a nice touch.
Like the look of this stylish and sporty convertible? Us too. Best of all, you need not look any further than our online showroom to make this one yours today. It's up for £19,900, or the equivalent monthly rate, and it could be delivered to your door (or collected from one of our sites) in as little as one week - which means you should have it before this heatwave ends...
By George Boulton