The FIAT Abarth 124 Spider is something many enthusiasts have been waiting for, and now it’s here! Algredo Altavilla, Fiat Chrysler’s Chief Operating Officer, revealed the automakers plans to unveil the car at the Geneva Motor Show. That’s not all, though—he also hinted that there would be more variants of the 124 Spider convertible in the future.
Altavilla made the announcement during an interview with Italian publication Corriere Della Sera. He also said that FIAT would bring the Tipo hatchback and wagon and the European-market 124 Spider to the Geneva Motor Show. It’s all a part of expanding FIAT’s image beyond the popular 500.
“The 124 can be embellished with custom fittings,” said Altavilla. “Fiat means to widen the scope of its emotional image no longer linked only to the 500.”
In other news, the Abarth 124 Spider was rumored to pack a turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of pumping out 200 horsepower. There was a chance Fiat would enter the convertible into the World Rally Championship as well.
FIAT also teased the Abarth 124 Spider in a video titled “The Real Italian Job: The Full Story.” While it’s just a glimpse, see if you can spot the Abarth 124 Spider’s picture in the briefcase around 2:48.
Corwin Alfa Romeo and FIAT can’t wait to see the Abarth 124 Spider on public roadways!