Does A Carbon Hardtop Change The Way You Look At The Abarth 124 Spider?

The main highlight of the new version of Mazda Miata’s Italian sibling is of course that hardtop; it’s entirely made out of carbon fiber which makes it extremely light at 16kg and despite having a lined ceiling and a rear window with a defroster.

Abarth claims it also improves the overall torsional rigidity of the 124, as well as providing better visibility. Installation is claimed to be easy, while the soft-top is retained.

The new Abarth 124 GT also features a special Alpi Orientali Grey exterior paint finish, with customers able to opt for a matte black bonnet. A set of lighter 17-inch OZ alloys, along with gunmetal mirror caps, front spoiler, and an optional carbon fiber rear wing complete the exterior differences.

The new special Abarth 124 GT is powered by the Euro-spec turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170hp and 184lb-ft (250Nm) of peak torque. A dual-mode Record Monza exhaust is fitted as standard. 0-62mph (100km/h) is dealt in 6.8 seconds.

Customers will be able to choose the Abarth 124 GT with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, while that carbon fiber hardtop is also part of the options list.

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